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2013-04-17 04:00:42

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 16: Another round of snow arrived in the Northern Plains and extended back towards Colorado. Severe weather also fired up over the Southern Plains. The rest of the country enjoyed a nice Spring day. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 17: Low pressure moving over Western Texas will bring showers and thunderstorms to the...

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2013-04-16 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 15: The new storm system moving through the Southwest and Rockies has been dropping snow and rain in this region, with some places getting over six inches of snow and near one inch of rainfall. The second story was the strong thunderstorms that moved across South Florida yesterday. Last night the severe weather that started across the...

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2013-04-15 04:00:36

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 12-14: Another very busy weekend as another storm system pushed through the Plains bringing ice, snow and strong winds to the north and another round of severe weather to the Gulf Coast. Wind damage was sporadic across the Gulf Coast with wind gusts near 65-70mph along the MS Gulf Coast during this event. Snowfall amounts around 6+...

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2013-04-12 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 11: Yesterday was another busy day with severe weather along the Gulf Coast, with tornadoes reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A tragic tornado hit a town in the northeast part of Mississippi with one fatality. Large hail fell through a good portion of Georgia, while wind damage was spread from the Gulf Coast into the...

Researchers Explore Dark Lightning
2013-04-11 10:57:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of researchers from Florida Institute of Technology's Department of Physics and Space Science recently asked the somewhat unusual question: "What are the radiation doses to airplane passengers from the intense bursts of gamma-rays that originate from thunderclouds?" Faculty members Joseph Dwyer, Ningyu Liu and Hamid Rassoul discussed the question and their answers concerning terrestrial gamma ray flashes at a press conference...

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2013-04-11 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 10: Another busy day across the middle of the United States with this large and powerful low pressure system moving across the region. The winter weather included snowfall amounts around 8-12 inches through Eastern South Dakota and also 3-5 inches for Minnesota. Parts of Texas and Oklahoma also saw ice and some minor accumulation....

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2013-04-10 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 9: Yesterday was a very active day with our storm in the Plains. We had hail falling with snow at the same time from thundersnow across parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and with Nebraska. We actually at one time had a winter storm warning and tornado warning for the same county in Nebraska. A few snowfall totals so far. One comes from...

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2013-04-09 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 8: The big news from yesterday was the arrival of the monster snow storm in the Rockies and Northern Plains as places already started measuring snowfall in the feet through the Rockies. This will continue today along with some severe weather that setup from Nebraska to Texas. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 9: Low...

Earth Networks: An In-Depth Corporate Profile (Part 2)
2013-04-05 12:28:30

Part 2 of redOrbit´s exclusive 6-part series Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the first installment of this series, we explored how the Maryland-based company Earth Networks positioned itself as the world leader in ground-based weather sensor data collection through the mass deployment of their weather station sensor network. Typically, private sector weather companies like The Weather Channel or Accuweather rely on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.