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2013-06-26 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the...

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2013-06-25 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 24: Tornadoes hit Iowa, Illinois and Florida yesterday. Damaging winds whipped through from Iowa across into the Ohio River Valley with many places getting over 75mph wind gusts, along with heavy rains and large hail. The largest hail came out of Kansas at the size of 2.75 inches in diameter. Big Story Weather Discussion for June...

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2013-06-24 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 21-23: The biggest story of the past weekend was the severe weather that moved through the Northern Plains. There were multiple tornadoes in South Dakota and strong winds throughout the Northern Plains from South Dakota into Minnesota. There was also tree damage everywhere along with building damage. There also was very large hail with...

Big Story Weather – June 21, 2013
2013-06-21 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Severe weather over the Northern Plains last night produced one tornado in North Dakota, along with a lot of damaging winds and hail reports in this region. There were also hail and wind damage reports along the frontal boundary over the Southeast. The other big story was the heavy rainfall that fell in the Northern Plains with some...

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2013-06-20 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 19: Severe weather was again over the Plains last night. Multiple tornadoes were reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The biggest news was the heavy rains that hit both Texas and also North Dakota. Both regions this morning are dealing with flooding concerns. A waterspout that pushed on land over Southeast Louisiana also...

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2013-06-19 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 18: Severe weather hit a large portion of the United States with tornadoes confirmed in Colorado and also North Carolina. Hail and wind reports spread from the High Plains and all the way towards the East Coast. The heat continued to bake the Southwest with many temps soaring over 100F. Big Story Weather Discussion for June 19:...

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2013-06-18 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 17: Severe weather pushed through the Southern Plains and also into parts of Colorado. There were a couple of tornadoes reported along with large hail and damaging winds. The heat was also a big story of the day with temps soaring over the 100F mark over the Southwest again. The heat and humidity was also over the Gulf Coast region. A...

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2013-06-17 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14-16: Severe weather for this past weekend consisted of a tornado in Texas and one in Nebraska. There were multiple hail and wind damage reports across a good portion of the Plains. The heat continued into the weekend over the Southwest and also the Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast with many places in the upper 90´s to the 110F...

2013-06-14 23:02:35

The strong storms that tore through the tri-state yesterday took a turn for the worse with a lightning strike on the Kars4Kids NJ headquarters. Video footage shows the lightning strike as it happened. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 An ordinary workday at car donation charity Kars4Kids took an unusual turn when a lightning bolt struck the nonprofit's office building in Lakewood, New Jersey yesterday. There was a loud bang and the power went out momentarily, frightening employees but...

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2013-06-14 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The strong line of storms pushed across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast bringing with it plenty of rainfall, damaging winds. There were also a few tornadoes yesterday and hail did happen in this region. The next big story was another round of heat which ranged from the 105-115F for the Southwest to the 100-110 over the...


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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