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2014-06-24 05:16:26

Tornado Alley sees its fair share of activity each year. But is there a way to protect this area? One researcher thinks he may have the solution.

2014-06-19 08:24:01

THE ONESITE(TM) REPORT: A DRAMATIC NEW STANDARD IN HAIL REPORTING PLANO, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Weather Solutions Inc.

2014-06-02 12:26:58

The Seattle Storm and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Team up to Motivate Fans to Live Healthier SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seattle Storm and LifeWise Health Plan

2014-05-14 23:08:50

Insurance Center of Monroe hopes to help keep residents and families safe during severe storms this summer. Monroe, MI (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 This week,

NASA's TRMM Satellite Captures Information About Spring Storms Which Hit The US Great Plains
2014-05-12 03:27:36

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured rainfall and cloud height information about the powerful thunderstorms and severe weather that affected the Great Plains over May 8 and 9.

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

A new report from a Purdue University expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days.

NASA Aqua Satellite Sees Colder Temperatures At The Tops Of Severe Weather Thunderstorms
2014-04-30 03:10:40

The weather system that dropped tornadoes in seven central and southern US states on April 27-28, moved east and generated more tornadoes on April 29.

NASA Releases Animation Of US Tornado Outbreak Seen From Space
2014-04-29 04:00:49

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern US states on April 27-28, 2014.

2014-04-24 23:14:25

A new interactive map helps website viewers locate storm chasers roving the country who are broadcasting live streaming video of severe storms and tornadoes. Minneapolis,


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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.