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2013-08-05 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 2-4: The heat continued across a good portion of the south from Arizona to Florida with many places exceeding 90F. Severe weather was limited on Friday to 1.75 inch hail over Kansas and wind gusts of 80-90mph in Western South Dakota. On Saturday the severe weather was more active with eight tornadoes, six which occurred in Colorado...

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2013-08-02 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 1: The heat was in place from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and portions of both the southwest and southeast. Severe weather yesterday included land spouts in Western Texas and a strong tornado in Eastern Florida that created large amounts of damage. The strongest wind reports yesterday came from Montana where wind gusts were...

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2013-08-01 04:00:45

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 31: The past 24 hours saw more heat over the Southern US from Arizona into the Gulf Coast with temps in the 90-110F range and heat index values well over 100F for others. Severe weather was limited, however one tornado was reported in Florida. The largest hail was 2 inches in Kansas. The strongest wind gusts were in Colorado at...

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2013-07-31 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 30: The major weather events over the past 24 hours included more heavy rains and gusty winds for Hawaii. Severe weather was limited; however there was one tornado report in South Dakota. The largest hail was around 2.5 inches in South Dakota. The strongest wind gusts were between 70-75mph in both South Dakota and Nebraska. The heat...

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2013-07-30 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 29: The cold weather was in place again with record or near record lows over parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast. Severe weather was fairly limited, however strong winds were reported in the 60-70mph range in the following locations: North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, and Montana. The largest hail for the day was around 1 inch and that...

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2013-07-29 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 26-28: A very active weekend in weather. Tropical Storm Flossie continued to push towards Hawaii. The area to the northeast of Puerto Rico was put back under an invest area. Severe weather included two tornadoes on Friday - one in Missouri and another in Louisiana. Friday's largest hail was 2 inches located in Wyoming, while the...

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2013-07-26 04:00:08

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 25: Tropical Storm Dorian continued tracking through the Atlantic with a slight weakening over the past 24 hours, but it is still on a westward track. Tropical Storm Flossie developed in the Eastern Pacific yesterday and it is also moving westward towards Hawaii. Cold weather has started to push into the Northern Plains with a few...

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2013-07-25 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 24: Tropical Storm Dorian developed in the Atlantic, along with another invest area. Severe weather was limited. There were plenty of wind reports with the strongest coming from MT/WY where both places saw wind gusts around 70-75mph and the largest hail was reported in NE at 2.75 inches. The warm weather continued to impact the Southern...

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2013-07-24 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 23: The Atlantic tropical season woke back up last night with the arrival of Tropical Depression #4. The heat continued to bake the Southwest and is now starting to move across into the Gulf Coast. Severe weather yesterday included two tornadoes in Florida along with 80-85mph wind gusts in both Kansas and South Dakota. The largest hail...

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2013-07-23 04:00:27

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 22: The Atlantic tropical season picked up an area of disturbed weather that pushed off Africa and is now being watched. The heat continued to bake parts of the Rockies and Southwest. Severe weather included two tornadoes in WI and 2 inch size hail in MT/IA/MN. There were also some damaging winds with the strongest wind gusts from...


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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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