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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...

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2013-09-10 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 9: Yesterday was another hot day over the middle of the United States with temps soaring into the upper 90’s and heat index values near 105F. Flooding rains were also a big concern as places in the Rockies saw well over 3-5 inches of rainfall leading to large flash flooding events. Cold weather was a big impact as well with some places in the Northeast getting into the lower 30’s last night. Severe weather...

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2013-09-09 04:00:05

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 6-8: A very wet weekend with multiple areas of flooding rains that pushed from Montana into the Dakotas. There was also another round of frost over the Northeast over the weekend. Friday’s severe weather included 1.75 inch hail over North Dakota and Montana along with 75-85mph wind gusts in Wyoming. Saturday’s severe weather included 2.5 inch hail in South Dakota and wind gusts of 70-80mph also in South Dakota....

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2013-09-06 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 5: The heat continued over the Plains again with many places getting into the 90’s with heat index values near 105F. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was 2.75 inches in South Dakota. The strongest winds came from storms over Oregon and Idaho with gusts around 60-70mph. The coldest evening lows occurred over Northern Minnesota and portions of the Eastern Lakes as temps fell into the 30’s. Tropical...

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2013-09-05 04:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 4: The heat continued to dominate a good portion of the Plains region. Cooler air began to slide in with the high pressure over the Great Lakes, the Eastern Plains, and the Northeast. Severe weather was limited to 2.0 inch hail over South Dakota along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Southern California. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 5: Surface Map: High pressure moving into the Great Lakes...

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2013-09-04 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 3: The heat returned to the Plains again yesterday. Severe weather was limited with no tornadoes reported. The largest hail was 1.75 inches in Maine. The strongest winds came from Utah with gusts around 60-65mph. There were also strong thunderstorms yesterday along the Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 4: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Mississippi Valley will keep the...

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2013-09-03 04:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 2: The heat continued yesterday over parts of Texas and the Northern Rockies where temps soared into the upper 90’s. Severe weather was limited with no tornadoes reported. The largest hail came from New York at the size of 2 inches and the strongest wind gusts also came from New York at 60-70mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 3: Surface Map: High pressure over the Ohio River Valley will...

2013-09-02 23:03:03

While much of the country had an exceptionally warm summer, astute building managers and school administrators have something entirely different on their minds: what kinds of storms this winter may bring. Hamilton, Ohio (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 While much of the country had an exceptionally warm summer, astute building managers and school administrators had something entirely different on their minds: what kinds of storms this winter may bring. One of the many things learned from last...

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2013-09-02 04:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 30- September 1: The heat finally maxed out and has been replaced by cooler air over the Northern Plains, while the Southern Plains continued to bake. Severe weather was pretty widespread this weekend. On Friday two tornadoes were recorded - one in South Dakota and the other in North Dakota. The largest hail of the day was 3.0 inches which occurred in North Dakota. The strongest wind gusts at 75mph were reported in...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.