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Pacific Ocean Temperatures Could Predict Where Tornadoes May Strike
2013-10-18 14:14:05

When and where a tornado will strike is extremely hard to predict, but weather researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia have found temperatures in the Pacific Ocean could be used to predict where tornado-causing storms might strike.

2013-10-18 10:06:18

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, parts of New York and New Jersey are still recovering from billions of dollars in flood damage.

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2013-10-18 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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2013-10-07 04:00:44

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

Climate Models Help Researchers Understand Atmospheric Electricity
2013-10-04 08:51:04

A detectable electrification of the air is caused by electrical currents born from thunderstorms. These currents flow through the atmosphere and around the globe, even in places with no thunderstorm activity.

2013-10-03 23:28:41

Using a low profile Federal program called Qualified Zone Academy Bonds or QZAB states have millions of dollars still available in QZAB funds.

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2013-10-02 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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

The risk of severe thunderstorms capable of producing extreme amounts of precipitation and tornadoes is expected to increase in the US, according to new research.

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2013-09-24 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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2013-09-23 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.


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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.