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2013-05-07 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 6: The cut-off low over the Southeast brought another day of heavy rainfall to the region. The second big story of the day was the light rain that fell over the Southwest - a region that is really dry at this time. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 7: The pesky low pressure will again be along the Southeast today bringing heavy...

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2013-05-06 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 4-5: This past weekend was very active over most of the Southeast with enormous amounts of rainfall and flooding from Alabama, Georgia and into the Carolinas. The other big story was out West were the wild fires have been burning through parts of California. An area of showers today in that region will provide some much needed relief....

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2013-05-02 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 1: Three big stories from yesterday. First, the severe weather along the Gulf Coast where rainfall rates were around 3-12 inches in South Mississippi. Along with that multiple water spouts were spotted. The second story was the wintery weather with places from Denver to Minneapolis seen over 6 inches of snowfall. The third was the onset of...

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2013-04-30 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 29: A very busy day with strong and severe storms hitting Iowa and parts of the Southern Plains. The biggest story was from Eastern Iowa where very large hail fell. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 30: High pressure along the East Coast will bring nice weather to the region. This high pressure will also begin to block the...

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2013-04-29 04:00:43

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 26-28: This past weekend severe weather hit the South. Places in Tennessee dealt with severe weather. The severe weather hit Houston Texas really hard with large hail and rainfall rates of over six inches in some places leading to major flooding in the region. Heavy rainfall also spread across portions of the Gulf Coast. Big Story...

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2013-04-26 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 25: The warmer air finally started to return to the center of the United States as temps rose back into the 60´s and 70´s in many places. The flooding in the north has also started to increase and will become an impact over the weekend. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 26: High pressure moving into the Great Lakes...

Dark Lightning And Visible Lightning May Be Connected
2013-04-25 11:02:17

Watch the video "Scientists Detect Dark Lightning Linked To Visible Lightning" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Discovered in 1991, dark lightning is an electrical phenomenon that occurs deep within a thunderhead and is responsible for producing a powerful burst of radio waves and gamma rays. Now, new research from an international team of scientists has found that dark lightning and visible lightning may be connected, according to a report in Geophysical...

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2013-04-25 04:00:27

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 24: Another day of light snow across the Northern Plains. Severe weather was seen in Louisiana and Mississippi. Another area of cold air moved over the Southern Plains with more frost and freeze warnings issued. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 25: An area of low pressure will move across the Great Lakes today bringing a...

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2013-04-24 04:00:15

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 23: Unseasonably cold air struck the Central United States with places like Kansas seeing accumulating snowfall. Oklahoma and Texas dealt with a hard freeze which had implications on trees and sensitive vegetation. Places like Denver, Colorado recorded temps running about 30-35 degrees below normal, while Kansas City saw temps around...

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2013-04-23 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 22: Heavy rain moved through the Plains and parts of the Mississippi River Valley leading to more flooding in this region. Another round of snowy winter weather also struck from Western Kansas into the Dakotas. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 23: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few showers to 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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