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2013-05-21 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 20: A very sad day yesterday as a large EF-4 or 5 tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma creating wide-spread damage. This was one of many tornadoes to hit yesterday in what is the most deadliest day of severe weather for the United States this year. The tornadoes had formed along a very slow moving cold front and impacted as far north...

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2013-05-20 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 16-19: Severe weather was the big news this past weekend. There were many tornadoes reported from Texas to Iowa and back into the Northern Plains. The tornadoes did plenty of damage and there were even some fatalities reported. These storms fired up each and every day over the weekend. The Plains also dealt with strong winds and large...

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2013-05-16 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 15: Severe weather hit Northeast Texas very hard overnight with tornadoes reported in various locations. There were multiple injuries and a few fatalities with this extreme weather. Hail was very large with softball size hail and damaging winds. The second big story was the extreme heat over the Southwest with places soaring over the...

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2013-05-15 04:00:44

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 14: The biggest news of the day was the heat wave that hit the middle of the United States. Places from Texas to South Dakota and Minnesota soared into the 100´s. Another big story was the strong thunderstorms that moved through the Northern Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 15: High pressure over the Southeast...

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2013-05-14 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 13: The first big story from yesterday was the heat wave in the West. Many places from Idaho to South Dakota soared into the upper 80´s and 90´s, which for this time of year is about 20 degrees above normal. The second story was the cold air over the East Coast as places were setting records this morning for cold air with temps...

2013-05-13 23:03:50

NCAR is launching a major field campaign this week with collaborators to better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will hit the Rockies and Plains. The project, featuring research aircraft and cutting-edge computer simulations, will point the way toward major improvements in 6- to 24-hour forecasts of severe weather. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 To help better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will rip across Colorado´s Front Range and the adjacent High Plains,...

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2013-05-13 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 10-12: Severe weather moved through the Gulf Coast on Friday morning. That gave way to the arrival of another unseasonably cold air mass that has brought frost and freezes to the Northern Plains and into the Great Lakes, along with light snow over parts of Michigan on Sunday. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 13: High pressure...

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2013-05-10 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 9: Severe weather was the highlight yesterday. There were tornado reports across a good portion of the Southern Plains along with heavy rains. Some places in Texas picked up over 5inches of rainfall. The damaging winds were also a big concern with many reports of over 70mph wind gusts. Hail was reported throughout the region as well. This...

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2013-05-09 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 8: The severe weather season got started across the Southern Plains and the Eastern Rockies yesterday. There were a total of 5 tornadoes found in Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and Texas. Hail was reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wind damage was reported across Oklahoma and Kansas. Flooding rains continued across the Mid-Atlantic and...

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2013-05-08 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 7: The big story of the day was the heavy rain that remained over parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic along with a few severe weather reports back over the Southern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 8: The low pressure over the East Coast moved very little overnight so expect another wet day from the Southeast to...


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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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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
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