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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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2013-09-11 04:00:31

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

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2013-09-10 04:00:10

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

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2013-09-09 04:00:05

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

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2013-09-06 04:00:03

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

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2013-09-05 04:00:07

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

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2013-09-04 04:00:47

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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.