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2012-09-07 03:00:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather from September 6: A very busy day from a severe weather aspect, with strong winds from Missouri and Kansas and also southward into portions of Arkansas and Mississippi. A second pocket of strong winds occurred in the panhandle of Texas. A third region was found along the Northeast region of New York and portions of PA along with Virginia and North Carolina. A large swath of hail reports came out of Iowa with the largest report from Newell, IA...

2012-08-14 06:29:55

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2012-08-09 03:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 8: The frontal boundary from Nebraska eastward into Illinois and Indiana caused several hail and wind damage reports, as well as southward into Kansas all the way into Eastern Texas. A second area of strong thunderstorms developed around the low near the Carolinas providing the area with damaging winds and hail. The largest hail was estimated around 2 inches and was found in Eastern Nebraska near the center of the low in the...

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2012-08-08 03:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 7, 2012: The shoreline of Maryland was given a special surprise yesterday with a waterspout East-Northeast of Benedict. A small pocket of wind damage reports came from Southeast Georgia, while the majority of hail and strong winds were reported in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas extending northward into Nebraska and parts of South Dakota. Nebraska had the largest hail reports with golf ball size hail reported covering the ground....

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2012-08-03 03:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 2: The heat continued to hit the Southern Plains and southeast as temps were back over the 90-100 range with heat index values near 105-110 for many places. The severe weather hit in three different locations. First was the Carolina´s extending back towards Florida. This region was hit with large hail and damaging winds. The second region was up in the Northern Plains of South Dakota and Nebraska where 2 tornadoes were...

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2012-08-02 12:00:14

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Afternoon Tropical Update for Aug 2, 2012: Good Afternoon, as we continue through this hurricane season we have seen things really quiet over the months of June and July. However, August looks like it´s going to bring changes. The images below depict the current satellite imagery and also the spaghetti plot models of our Tropical Depression. It is important to remember that this system is still early in its developing stages. The storm is forecasted...

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2012-07-31 03:00:59

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 30: The heat was found in the Southeast and Gulf Coast region yesterday. Many places got into the upper 90´s to low 100´s with heat index values near 108-112. Along with the humidity, this made for really slow going Monday. Overnight a huge mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed on the eastern side of the ridge and began moving southward into the AL/GA area overnight bringing with it heavy rain and damaging...

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2012-07-30 13:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly TROPICAL UPDATE: 1:00PM CDT Tropical Update This afternoon as we look across the Western Pacific we continue to see Typhoon Saola turn its way just off the coast of Taiwan and make its way slowly northwest towards mainland China. The northwest section of Taiwan to include the city of Taipei can expect to continue seeing heavy rain along with strong winds as the estimated winds are around 65kts with higher gust. Tropical Storm Damrey continues...

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2012-07-27 04:00:41

Big Story Weather from July 26: The frontal boundary shifted a tad bit further east and was responsible for plenty of severe weather yesterday, as we had tornado reports in Southern New York along with hail reports from New York southward back into Ohio. Also a few hail reports also came out of Iowa. The major impact from this frontal boundary was the winds which extended from New York all the way south back into Texas and Oklahoma. A second area of strong winds developed into Georgia and...

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2012-07-26 03:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 25: The frontal boundary that extended from Michigan back towards Texas was responsible for strong wind damage across the entire region. A second area of strong wind was found with a cluster of storms that occurred in Southwest Georgia and Northern Florida. The heat continued to bake the drought stricken area and also the Southeast part of the United States as temps soared over 100 again. Big Story Weather Outlook...


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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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