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2014-04-21 08:22:16

HARTFORD, Conn., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) has been notified by Lightning Eliminators (LEC) in Boulder, Co, that the two lightning events that occurred at separate Venezuelan refineries in the summer of 2013 should not be directly attributed to the lightning protection systems, or lack thereof, at those locations. According to LEC, none of their products were installed at the Puerto La Cruz refinery on or before October 3, 2013....

2014-03-25 08:23:38

MARYVILLE, Mo., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse group of lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors recently met at the 82(nd) annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Singer Island, FL to review industry developments in technology, best practices and public awareness initiatives. Representatives from the LPI-IP Inspection Program, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection weighed in on a...

2014-03-15 23:03:00

Starting 4-1-14, STRIKEnet lightning verification reports will be available at http://www.weatherfusion.com. Norman, OK, (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Starting April 1, 2014, Weather Fusion LLC, will be the exclusive distributor of Vaisala STRIKEnet lightning verification reports to the U.S. insurance industry. Claims managers, claims adjusters, and investigative forensic engineers will be able to purchase STRIKEnet lightning reports from the same source they have come to rely on for hail and...

2014-03-12 23:24:42

LiveHailReports.com’s updated website offers users a suite of new hail damage tracking tools and provides unlimited hail reports for one monthly price. All plans include access to the live hail tracking map while upgraded plans include enhanced hail damage tracking features including hail alerts via email and historical hail maps. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The award-winning weather software developer, SWIFT Weather, today announced the availability of their new hail storm...

lightning from space
2014-03-05 07:37:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as you might keep a spare tire in your car, or a spare filter for your air conditions, NASA keeps spares as well. These "spare" flight hardware units allow NASA to continue work without interruption in the event that something goes down for repair. These spare parts are kept even after the project ends, sometimes finding second lives in new areas. A sophisticated piece of flight hardware, called a Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS),...

2014-02-26 23:33:25

StructureMEDIC is currently providing water damage remediation and repair services to homeowners in the city who experienced frozen and burst pipes and subsequent water damage as a result of the recent winter ice storm. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 StructureMEDIC, water damage remediation specialists in Atlanta, are working with homeowners affected by the recent winter storms that thrashed the city with snow, ice, power outages and freezing temperatures. The extended periods of...

2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension Program. The resolution is aimed at funding a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to extend the lead time for tornado warnings beyond one hour. "Protection of life and property is of utmost importance during severe weather events such as the ones we...

2014-02-20 23:02:04

Historic demonstration based on three years of research. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 One year ago today, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) made history by creating the first-ever full-scale hailstorm in a controlled laboratory environment during a test demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, S.C. “Replicating a hailstorm as closely as possible to what we observe in the field involved a great deal of creativity, scientific...

2014-01-31 23:01:36

New lightning mast kit meets demands for portability in space critical logistics environments. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 LBA Technology, Inc., a unit of LBA Group, Inc., announced the successful launch of a new portable lightning mast kit designed to provide effective lightning protection yet be extraordinarily portable. The 38-foot PLP38-6-SP-PK meets these requirements in the form of a high mobility fly-away kit. “Portable and lightning protection are two things that are...

2014-01-04 23:00:53

Glow sticks can bring light to thousands of families affected by the power cut in the recent Storms. Houston,TX (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 Light Stick - Glow in the Dark Chemical Stick from Amazon could have brought light to help thousands of families in the recent Midwest snow storms. Christmas should be a happy occasion but unfortunately due to the ice storms which stretched from upper Midwest to the far northeast and into Canada that left over 350,000 people without light and power, the...


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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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