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2013-04-05 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 3-4: The big story over the past couple of days has been the strong storm system that moved through the eastern half of the United States dumping heavy rainfall amounts along the Gulf Coast and also severe weather into Florida. The second story has been the below normal temps moving across the northern United States again associated...

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2013-04-03 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 2: The first big story from yesterday was the severe weather that broke out over Texas in the late night hours with many places seeing very large hail. The second big story was the colder weather that has settled back in over the Northern Plains and Great Lakes associated with another cold high pressure center. The third story was the...

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2013-04-01 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 29-31: A storm system that moved through the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast region brought some severe weather to the area, with a few reported tornadoes and also hail and damaging winds along with heavy rainfall to the region. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 1: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few rain...

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2013-03-26 04:00:54

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 25: The low pressure moving up the coast yesterday brought some moderate snows to the Mid-Atlantic - something these places had not seen all winter but got to see in Spring. Snowfall amounts around 3-5 inches were common with some higher amounts in the higher elevations. The other major story was the cold air - we are seeing many...

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2013-03-22 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 21: Showers and snow fell through Arkansas and Tennessee, while moderate rain fell back over Northern Texas. A few snow showers spread through the Dakotas, and high pressure brought nice weather to the Southeast and Gulf Coast. A few showers also pushed across the Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 22: High...

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2013-03-11 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 8-10: A significant winter storm moved through the Northern Plains bringing heavy ice, rain and even heavy snow to many places in the region. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 11: Low pressure will be moving through the Great Lakes today bringing heavy snow towards the Western Lakes, while along the frontal boundary there...

NASA Satellites Track Tropical Cyclone Sandra As She Nears New Caledonia
2013-03-09 10:35:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The storm formerly known as Cyclone 19P was renamed Sandra on Friday, and NASA officials are warning residents of New Caledonia to brace for strong winds, heavy rain and possible flooding early next week. Using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on board the Aqua satellite, officials from the US space agency announced they had captured an infrared image of the cyclone´s cloud top temperatures on March 8. The...

New Satellite Will Provide Earlier Storm Warnings And Space Weather Predictions
2013-03-03 06:04:44

[ Watch the Video: Talking Tornadoes with Tim Samaras ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On December 26, 2004, we learned of the importance that early warning systems can play in preventing loss of life when the great Indonesian tsunami caught locals and vacationers alike by surprise. In contrast, on March 11, 2011, the early warning system, while unable to prevent tens of thousands of human casualties, was effectively responsible for preventing a greater loss of...

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2013-02-25 04:00:17

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 22-24: A major winter storm has taken aim at the Southern Plains bringing very heavy snowfall to Western Texas and Oklahoma. On the front side in the warm sector, severe weather has been occurring over places like Louisiana and Mississippi with some places just last night getting hail the size of golf balls and rainfall rates around 4...


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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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