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2013-07-09 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 8: The heat continued over the Southwest and Southern Plains with many places again soaring past 100F and heat index values in the 110-120F range. Severe weather was found mostly over the Northern Plains and the Northern Rockies. There were three tornadoes reported yesterday - two in Florida and one in Montana. The largest hail was...

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2013-07-08 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 5-7: This past weekend the heat continued to scorch the Southwest and parts of the Southern Plains with temps well over 100F. The severe weather on Friday consisted of 1 tornado in Florida that was associated with an easterly wave. The largest hail of the day came from Montana at 1.5 inches and the strongest wind gust was recorded in...

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2013-07-05 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 4: The big news from yesterday was the tropical moisture that pushed on shore over Florida and parts of Alabama. Rainfall rates along the coast ranged from 1.5-4.0 inches and over. The second story was the severe weather as we had the largest hail recorded in Montana at the size of 3 inches. Wind gusts of 60-70mph were also found in...

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2013-07-04 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 3: The severe weather was found along the Southwest over parts of New Mexico. There were also scattered severe weather reports across the Northern Rockies and parts of the Southeast US. The big story was the arrival of very heavy rains over the Gulf Coast and Southeast ahead of two tropical waves. The heat continued to bake the...

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2013-07-03 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 2: The heat continued over the West with places again hitting the 100-120F range. The heat has also been impacting places from Washington to Arizona and over towards Texas, impacting a wide area of real estate with this potent heat wave. Severe weather did occur yesterday as well. No tornadoes we reported but hail around 1.75 inches was...

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2013-07-02 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 1: Severe weather struck the Northeast the hardest yesterday with tornadoes reported in CT and also NJ. Hail hit parts of Wyoming and also the Ohio River Valley. Wind damage was found in AZ/NM and also over parts of the Northeast. The heat was also the big story over Western Texas and into the Southwest along with a good portion of the...

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2013-07-01 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 28-30: The biggest stories from this past weekend were associated with the frontal boundary. Flooding rains hit the Northeast creating widespread damage. The second impact was the winds associated with the frontal boundary as many places from Mississippi to the Northeast had winds in excess of 70mph. The third big story of the past...

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2013-06-28 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 27: Severe weather pushed across the Plains again yesterday. The biggest threat was large hail with places in Kansas and Nebraska reporting hail 4.25 inches in diameter. The straight line winds were also a problem with wind gusts around 80mph reported in parts of Kansas. The heat continued to bake many places in the Southwest with temps...

2013-06-27 23:33:40

Preparing this summer for damaging thunderstorms is a good measure to take. ServiceMaster by Singer is here if disaster strikes. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Thunderstorms pose a serious threat to the community and should not be taken lightly. Storm damage can occur from large pieces of hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorms most frequently occur during the late afternoon, around 5 p.m., from May through early September. Checking for static on AM radio, sudden increase in wind or...

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2013-06-27 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 26: Another severe weather day hit across a good portion of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley and also the Carolinas. One lone tornado hit in Iowa and the largest hail reports came out of the Carolinas at 2.5 inches. Wind damage reports spread across this entire region from Iowa to the Carolinas. The heat was on...


Latest Thunderstorm Reference Libraries

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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