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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,...

Study Shows More Hurricane Surges In The Future
2013-03-19 08:50:48

University of Copenhagen By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges when the climate was warmer. But how much worse will it get as temperatures rise in the future? How many extreme storm surges like that from Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute show that there will be a...

Global Warming: How Will It Affect Tornado Season
2013-03-18 04:42:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two years after from the second-deadliest tornado season in US history, climate scientists are finding it difficult to predict exactly what kind of impact global warming will have on the prevalence of the deadly twisters. In 2011, nearly 1,700 tornadoes were spotted across America, killing more than 550 people, Associated Press (AP) Science Writer Seth Borenstein reported on Friday. One of those twisters killed 158 people in the...

2013-03-07 23:04:32

Many parts of the United States have reported record-breaking snowfall in February and March, and forecasters say the snow will continue. Dogington Post used the opportunity to educate their readers on the importance of keeping dogs safe in cold and snowy weather. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 A staggering number of records have been broken in recent days by late season winter storms. Excessive snow warnings were in place across the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeastern parts of...

Optimism In The Face Of Disaster
2013-03-03 06:20:12

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recent years, we have seen a severe uptick in the frequency and strength of tornadoes that strike from the south through the Midwest of the United States. In April of 2011, a month that regularly records an average of 161 tornadoes, a record 758 tornadoes were documented. A new study out of the University of Iowa wanted to explore how residents, caught in the direct path of a previous tornado, viewed their chances of possible...

New Satellite Will Provide Earlier Storm Warnings And Space Weather Predictions
2013-03-03 06:04:44

[ Watch the Video: Talking Tornadoes with Tim Samaras ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On December 26, 2004, we learned of the importance that early warning systems can play in preventing loss of life when the great Indonesian tsunami caught locals and vacationers alike by surprise. In contrast, on March 11, 2011, the early warning system, while unable to prevent tens of thousands of human casualties, was effectively responsible for preventing a greater loss of...

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2013-02-25 04:00:17

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 22-24: A major winter storm has taken aim at the Southern Plains bringing very heavy snowfall to Western Texas and Oklahoma. On the front side in the warm sector, severe weather has been occurring over places like Louisiana and Mississippi with some places just last night getting hail the size of golf balls and rainfall rates around 4...

2013-02-14 23:01:26

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm discusses post-storm hazards and worker safety after winter storm Nemo. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Massive winter storm Nemo left parts of Long Island, New York covered with 2 ½ feet of snow. The snow was so heavy it caused a bowling alley roof to cave in, reported NBC News. Power lines and trees were downed by the storm. New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges everyone to take...


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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