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Global Warming Driving Severe Thunderstorms
2013-09-24 09:36:10

[ Watch the Video: Thunderstorms Could Become More Severe In The US ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The risk of severe thunderstorms capable of producing extreme amounts of precipitation and tornadoes is expected to increase in frequency in the US, according to new research published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Weather disasters, including severe thunderstorms, caused more than $1 billion worth of economic...

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2013-09-24 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 23: The country saw a tranquil day yesterday from a severe weather aspect with no reported severe weather. Cold air started to take shape with many places in the Northeast falling to or just below freezing. Rainfall was mostly light around the country with the heaviest being over the Pacific Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 24: Surface Map: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring...

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2013-09-23 04:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 20-22: The biggest story of this past weekend was the landfall of Typhoon Usagi which brought flooding rains to Southeastern China including Hong Kong. Winds were over 100mph at landfall. Severe weather over the US was also found this weekend. Friday was a bad day for Mississippi with five reported tornados ranging from EF-0 to EF-2 and wind gusts in the 90-100mph. Saturday was a limited severe weather day with one...

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2013-09-20 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: Yesterday was a very cold day for many places throughout the Northern Rockies with some snow falling in the higher elevations. Severe weather occurred along the frontal boundary with one tornado in Texas. The largest hail was recorded in Minnesota at 2 inches. The strongest winds occurred in Minnesota and Iowa with gusts in between 70-80mph. The cold air was also responsible for the first frost of the season in...

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2013-09-19 04:00:37

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Yesterday we saw more heavy rainfall over portions of the Southwest US where flood warnings are in effect right now. There was also an increase in severe weather over the Northern Plains with many places in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota dealing with localized flooding this morning. Severe weather yesterday included 2-inch hail in both South Dakota and North Dakota. There were multiple wind damage reports...

Dust From Africa's Sahara Can Travel Thousands Of Miles
2013-09-19 04:29:42

[ Watch the Video: African Dust Goes Global ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dust clouds originating in Africa’s Sahara Desert can travel thousands of miles, impacting in the air quality in Texas and other regions of the world, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. In fact, not only can this phenomenon occur, but it does so every year – and the dust often reaches the US in large...

2013-09-17 23:29:08

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides tips for creating emergency preparedness plans. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Life can change on a dime by either moving in a more positive, joyful direction or through an emergency that causes trauma or even tragedy. While you can take steps to help prevent some negative situations such as burglary or fire from occurring in your home, some events are unavoidable. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of injuries, property...

2013-09-16 23:20:22

Nearly every day it seems there is a story in the news about severe weather across the country and the world, whether it be hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or snowstorms. Regardless of the type of severe weather a person may experience, there are precautions that can be taken to protect one’s personal safety and security, as well as the safety of family members, according to the home security professionals at SecuritySystemReviews.com. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Severe weather...

NASA Firestation To Track Strange Things Produced By Thunderstorms
2013-09-11 12:32:12

[ Watch the Video: Firestation To Investigate Thunderstorm Tops ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is looking into the strange things that come from the tops of thunderstorms. The experiment, called "Firestation" consists of a package of sensors designed to explore how the Earth mimics a supernova during thunderstorms. About 50 times a second bolts of lightning heat up the air to a temperature five times...

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2013-09-11 04:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 10: The heat wave was in full force yesterday from the Ohio River Valley back into the Plains with many places near 100F along with heat index values near 105F. Flooding rains continued over portions of the Southwest. Severe weather was very limited with no tornadoes or hail reported. The strongest winds came from Iowa with 60-70mph gusts. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 11: Surface Map: Low...


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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