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2013-05-31 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 30: Another active severe weather day with around 16 tornadoes spread across Oklahoma, Arkansas and an isolated one in Illinois. Oklahoma saw five and Arkansas ten. Hail was a huge problem again with these storms. The largest recorded hail of the day comes out of Oklahoma with the size of 4.25 inches - equivalent to the size of a...

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2013-05-30 04:00:13

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 29: A very busy day yesterday. 23 tornados were reported with Nebraska having the most, while Kansas had four and OK, WI, IA, TX all having one each. Large hail again dominated the severe sector with the largest reported hail at 2.75 inches which occurred in Oklahoma. Damaging winds occurred all through this region with the strongest report...

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2013-05-29 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 28: Yesterday was another busy severe weather day with 18-20 reported tornadoes covering the states of Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska. Large hail was also a problem with Kansas coming in with hail around 4 inches, while Amarillo TX also saw hail around 2.75 inches. Damaging winds hit as well. The first report comes from Kansas with...

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2013-05-28 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 27: Another day of severe weather over the Plains region with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes over Kansas especially. Cooler weather dominated the Northeast, while warm and muggy weather hit the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 28: High pressure along the Southeast will bring nice...

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2013-05-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 24-26: A busy weekend in the weather world. Parts of Western New York and into Connecticut saw around 3 feet of snow. Severe weather brought heavy rains to the Northern Plains, with many places seeing flooding conditions. San Antonio TX also saw more rainfall to add to the flooding woes. The winter weather continued with frost and...

2013-05-24 23:19:52

In light of the the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma, Kansas and throughout the Mid-West, All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing some important Tornado Safety Tips to be seriously considered. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Contrary to popular belief, tornadoes can occur year round and in any location. Some regions of the United States see a significantly higher number of tornadoes due to their unique landscape and geography. According to the Weather Channel, a tornado is defined...

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2013-05-24 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 23: Cold weather settled in over the Great Lakes last night as places were under frost and freeze warnings with this unseasonably cold weather. Severe weather was over the Texas Panhandle last night with five reported tornadoes in the region. Large hail was also in this same region along with parts of Oklahoma and into the Mid-Atlantic....

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2013-05-23 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22: Another day of severe weather yesterday. Impacts were seen from Central Mississippi into the Northeast and places in New York dealt with flooding rains. The severity level of the storms was lower, however there were still damaging winds reported in this region as well as flooding rains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 23:...

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2013-05-22 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 21: The National Weather Service went out and did a survey assessment of the Moore, OK tornado yesterday and has officially rated it an EF-5, which is the strongest of all tornadoes possible. The winds were estimated to be over 200mph. This type of storm is not very common as only a few of them occur every few years. Yesterday we got...


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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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