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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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2013-07-12 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 11: The hot weather impacted a large part of the country from the Plains to the Southwest and into the Western Great Lakes. Temps were in the 100-120F range over the Southwest and Southern Plains and in the 90-100F range for the Northern Plains. Severe weather was limited yesterday to large hail and damaging winds. The largest hail came...

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2013-07-11 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 10: The heat hit the Southwest and Southern Plains again yesterday, while the cool weather stayed over the Pacific Northwest. High pressure brought nice weather to the Northern Plains. Severe weather yesterday hit really hard around the Ohio River Valley with well over 400 damaging wind reports coming from this region. The highest wind...

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2013-07-10 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 9: The heat continued again over the Southern Plains and the Southwest with many places getting above 100F. The next big story was the severe weather as we saw tornadoes reported in Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota. Hail was reported all through the country with the largest hail Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska around 2.75...

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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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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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