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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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2013-07-22 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 19-21: The heat continued over the East Coast on Friday with temps running a good 9-15 degrees above average. Severe weather was reported on Friday in Florida where a waterspout pushed onshore damaging some property. Friday's largest hail was 1.75 inches which was reported in Wyoming. The strongest winds occurred in Michigan at 70mph. Saturday's severe weather included a tornado in Nebraska, the largest hail was 2.75 inches in...

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2013-07-19 04:00:10

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 18: Severe weather has been limited over the past 24 hours to a few wind damage reports. The strongest winds were found from IN-TN with wind gusts reported in the 60-70mph range. The largest hail was 2 inches and that occurred in PA. The heat was a major issue yesterday with heat index values pushing 105F for many places from the Great...

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2013-07-17 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 16: The past 24 hours has provided the US with an array of weather from hot temps over the Northeast and near record setting cool weather over Texas. Heavy rainfall hit Texas where some places saw more than 2 inches of precipitation. The next big story was the moisture along the Gulf Coast with places along the coast seeing over 2...

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2013-07-16 04:00:08

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 15: The big stories from yesterday include the heavy rainfall through Western Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Southwest. This rainfall is much needed for these regions. The second story was the heat that has been building over the Eastern US with many places starting to feel like summer with high temps in the upper 90's and a few 100's...

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2013-07-15 04:00:59

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 12-14: Over the weekend the severe weather was fairly limited. This included minor wind damage reports from West Virginia to Texas, along with some hail reports in this same area. On Saturday severe weather was found in Mississippi as well with damaging winds. The heat continued in the Southwest, however the Southern Plains got some...


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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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