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2014-07-03 12:22:35

CHICAGO, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during June 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that an outbreak of...

2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-06-24 08:23:42

State Farm® Releases Top Ten States for Insurance Claims from Lightning BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. In 2013, State Farm paid $137 million in claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/...

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, a confirmed funnel cloud was reported in Taylor, followed by a tornado warning for the Wayne, Monroe, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties, according to the Detroit Free Press. In addition to tornados, severe storms this time of year can yield hail, wind, and other potentially damaging weather events. In order to help residents prepare for...

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

[ Watch The Video: TRMM Satellite Sees Thunderstorms In the South ] Hal Pierce, NASA 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. Severe weather extended from Minnesota to southern Texas on Thursday afternoon, May 8 and Friday morning, May 9. During that time there were three tornadoes reported in Minnesota, two in...

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

[ Watch The Video: GOES Animation Of The Tornadoes From April 27-28, 2014 ] Rob Gutro, NASA 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's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on the thunderstorm cloud tops in the system and found them to be higher in the atmosphere and colder. The tornado outbreak over the evening and overnight hours of April 28-29 is thought to have...

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

[ Watch The Video: GOES Animation Of The Tornadoes From April 27-28, 2014 ] Rob Gutro, NASA 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. NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the system that revealed powerful storms, high into the troposphere. This storm...

Earth Day View Of The Americas
2014-04-22 09:34:20

NASA Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than taking a look at our home planet from space. NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. In North America, clouds associated with a cold front stretch from Montreal, Canada, south through the...

2014-02-20 23:02:04

Historic demonstration based on three years of research. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 One year ago today, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) made history by creating the first-ever full-scale hailstorm in a controlled laboratory environment during a test demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, S.C. “Replicating a hailstorm as closely as possible to what we observe in the field involved a great deal of creativity, scientific...

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2013-12-23 03:30:14

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 20-22: A very active weekend was seen across a good portion of the country. Heavy rainfall was found from the Ohio River Valley to Gulf Coast with some places seeing between 4-9 inches. Heavy snowfall was seen over portions of the Western Lakes with some place seeing 3-7 inches. Record setting warmth hit the Gulf Coast with places pushing near 80F, while cold weather hit over the Northern Rockies and Plains with places...


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Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

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...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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