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2013-08-28 04:00:23

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 27: The heat continued to hit the Northern Plains hard with many places seeing temps in the 98-103F range along with heat index values near 112F. Severe weather was limited to the largest hail at 1.75 inches in South Dakota and also 70-80mph wind gusts in Central South Dakota. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 28: Surface Map: The cold front will be pushing through the Great Lakes today bringing a few...

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2013-08-27 04:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 26: The heat continued across the High Plains with temps soaring into the 97-103F range along with heat index values near 110F. Severe weather was limited yesterday, however we did have very large hail in Minnesota at 3.75 inches in diameter. The strongest straight line winds came from North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona were all places saw gusts in the 60-65mph range. Warm weather continued out West along with dry...

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2013-08-26 04:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 23-25: A heat wave hit the Northern Plains hard over the weekend with many temps in the 95-100F range along with heat index values near 115. The Southwest picked up nice rainfall from Tropical Depression Ivo that moved across the Baja. A new tropical formed in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico and will make landfall in Mexico. Severe weather was fairly limited with no tornadoes over the weekend. The largest hail on Friday was...

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2013-08-22 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The heat continued over the Western Plains and into the Rockies and the West Coast with many places around 5-15 degrees above normal. The severe weather was again limited. No tornadoes were reported. The largest hail came from Nebraska at 2.75 inches in diameter. The strongest winds also came out of Nebraska with gusts around...

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2013-08-21 04:00:48

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 20: Yesterday the heat started to build back over the Northern Plains with places rising back into the 90’s and heat index values over 100. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was in South Dakota at around 1.25 inches and the strongest winds came from Nevada and South Dakota with gusts around 60-65mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 21: Surface Map: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic will...

2013-08-20 23:18:15

FunnelCloud announced today the release of SuperCell™, making 100% cloud managed IT services and enterprise class infrastructure accessible for small and mid-size businesses for a low monthly fee. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 FunnelCloud, an innovative provider of technology and managed services for small and mid-size organizations today announced the release of SuperCell™, a 100% cloud managed IT and enterprise class infrastructure service. By providing and managing enterprise...

Air Force Scientists Share Insights About Lab-Created Ball Lightning
2013-08-20 13:15:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ball lightning is a phenomenon that has puzzled some of the best minds for generations, including Aristotle and Nikola Tesla. Now, scientists from the US Air Force Academy say they have some new insights into reproducing the rare form of lightning in the laboratory. The phenomenon consists of a floating, glowing ball that drifts eerily through the sky and then explodes violently. It sometimes can injure people and damage buildings....

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2013-08-20 04:00:10

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 19: Severe weather yesterday was limited to a few wind damage reports in Florida and California with wind gusts near 50-60mph. The hot weather has finally started to return to the Plains section. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 20: Surface Map: High pressure over the Carolinas will bring partly cloudy skies to the...

2013-08-19 23:04:12

Fly Construction is a locally owned and operated full-service construction company that specializes in exterior remodeling and storm damage repairs. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Fly Construction, the most professional storm damage repair specialists in the state, is helping thousands of Minnesota homeowners in the Twin Cities and outlying areas that were affected by the destructive hailstorms on August 6th. Tennis ball sized hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph brought major damage...

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2013-08-19 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 16-18: Rainfall was the big story over the weekend with the tropical moisture surging northward along the Gulf Coast. Places from Gulfport MS to the Panhandle of Florida northward into Central Georgia saw rainfall rates from 3 inches to near 8 inches which lead to massive flooding. Severe weather for Friday was found over Eastern...

Latest Storm Reference Libraries

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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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