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Earth Networks Part 5
2013-04-15 08:58:44

Part 5 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The last part of this exclusive series focused on the technologies behind the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) and their computer and mobile-based platforms for delivery of weather information to the general public. For part 5, I sat down with the company´s senior meteorologist James West to discuss the important role played by humans in weather prediction for...

Researchers Explore Dark Lightning
2013-04-11 10:57:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of researchers from Florida Institute of Technology's Department of Physics and Space Science recently asked the somewhat unusual question: "What are the radiation doses to airplane passengers from the intense bursts of gamma-rays that originate from thunderclouds?" Faculty members Joseph Dwyer, Ningyu Liu and Hamid Rassoul discussed the question and their answers concerning terrestrial gamma ray flashes at a press conference...

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2013-04-11 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 10: Another busy day across the middle of the United States with this large and powerful low pressure system moving across the region. The winter weather included snowfall amounts around 8-12 inches through Eastern South Dakota and also 3-5 inches for Minnesota. Parts of Texas and Oklahoma also saw ice and some minor accumulation....

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2013-04-10 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 9: Yesterday was a very active day with our storm in the Plains. We had hail falling with snow at the same time from thundersnow across parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and with Nebraska. We actually at one time had a winter storm warning and tornado warning for the same county in Nebraska. A few snowfall totals so far. One comes from...

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2013-04-09 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 8: The big news from yesterday was the arrival of the monster snow storm in the Rockies and Northern Plains as places already started measuring snowfall in the feet through the Rockies. This will continue today along with some severe weather that setup from Nebraska to Texas. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 9: Low...

Earth Networks: An In-Depth Corporate Profile (Part 2)
2013-04-05 12:28:30

Part 2 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the first installment of this series, we explored how the Maryland-based company Earth Networks positioned itself as the world leader in ground-based weather sensor data collection through the mass deployment of their weather station sensor network. Typically, private sector weather companies like The Weather Channel or Accuweather rely on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Earth Networks: Flying Under The Radar
2013-04-04 08:34:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Part 1 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series. Last month, an article published on redOrbit profiled the NASA/NOAA GOES-R satellite. Slated for a 2015 launch, this amazing piece of geostationary technology is being touted for its potential to better predict severe weather conditions in the Western Hemisphere, and there can be no denying its importance to the advancement of meteorological science. A component of the GOES-R...

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2013-04-03 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 2: The first big story from yesterday was the severe weather that broke out over Texas in the late night hours with many places seeing very large hail. The second big story was the colder weather that has settled back in over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes associated with another cold high pressure center. The third story was the...

2013-04-02 23:01:47

Hail Storm Products' launch of its HAIL PROTECTOR System includes incentives on individual systems and family packages for the consumer. They are also offering co-branded volume packages and discount coupon specials the auto insurance industry, car dealerships, rental car companies and similar organizations may select through their launch campaign. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Hail Storm Products' HAIL PROTECTOR launches an exclusive campaign via California based INDIEGOGO®....

2013-03-20 23:19:20

System pays for itself with one strike Greenville, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 The Crossett Water Commission in Crossett, Arkansas was faced with an expensive lightning problem. Crossett knew their water plant needed a serious solution after several lightning hits over a period of time cost them more than $40,000 in damage. “We knew we had to put this horse out to pasture,” said Buddy Kinney with Crossett. After searching intensely for the right solution for the water plant,...


Latest Storm Reference Libraries

Geo Tracker
2014-04-13 08:16:40

Geo was a brand of small cars produced by General Motors as a subdivision of Chevrolet from 1989 to 1997. The company was formed by GM to compete in the small import market of the mid 1980s. After the 1997 model year the remaining Geo models were given the Chevrolet name. Fading sales during the 1990s resulted in the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, to be discontinued in 2004. Geo models were manufactured by GM but in partnership with three Japanese automakers. The Prizm...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

ENSO Impacts on Baltimore Tornado Count
2012-12-29 12:12:03

ENSO has an impact on the severe weather across the United States.  As we look at the above graph we see that the area of Baltimore is impacted by ENSO and its tornado count. The stats are for the described years to the left of each bar. During a La-Nina the tornado count picks up for the region; within 50 miles of the city up to 9 tornadoes occurred during the 2000 event. The 2010 EL-Nino set into the region and the tornado count dropped to around 4 tornadoes within 50 miles of the...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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