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2013-01-29 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 28: The snow and ice that impacted the Northeast and Great Lakes region yesterday created large impacts for the region. The second big story was the heavy snow that started moving out of the Rockies through the Northern Plains with some places getting over 6 inches in South Dakota and North Dakota. The third story was the heat as...

Hailstones Full Of Bacteria And Organic Chemicals Says Study
2013-01-24 14:35:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE, there is a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud. A Danish research team at Aarhus University analyzed hailstones recovered after a storm in May 2009 and found that they carried several species of bacteria typically found on plants as well as nearly 3,000 different compounds commonly found in soil. The hailstones had...

Study Links Lightning Strikes To Headaches
2013-01-24 13:53:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For all the advancements that have been made in the field of medical science, there remain a number of mysteries. For instance, doctors and medical researchers are still trying to understand how headaches occur and, equally important, how they can be prevented and treated. Today, researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) published a study which claims that one cause of headaches could be lightning, yet another...

2013-01-12 05:01:10

Thunderstorms can be very dangerous when caught outside. A water damage expert offers suggestions for staying safe when Mother Nature turns malevolent. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of severe weather and water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips on remaining safe during severe weather. In the wake of 2012´s severe weather events, and with thunderstorm season just around the corner, it is important...

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2013-01-07 04:00:09

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 4-6: This past weekend brought some showers to the Texas area along with some light rain to the Northern Gulf Coast - including Florida - due to the low that pushed through the Northern Gulf. The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure. Weather Outlook for January 7: High pressure along the East Coast will bring nice weather...

Cyclone Evan's Decline Shown With Time Series Of Infrared NASA Images 715490main_20121219-EVANfinal-AIRS-FULL
2012-12-20 09:51:13

NASA Cyclone Evan is now far south of Fiji and wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures have been taking their toll on the storm and weakening it. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite has shown a quick decline in the storm's structure over one day. A time series of infrared images from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed changes in intense thunderstorms within Cyclone Evan between Dec. 18 and Dec. 19. Over a time...

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2012-12-13 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 12: The snow and rain returned to the Northwest and there were some snow showers found to the Western Great Lakes near International Falls MN. The other big story was the moderate rains that fell along the Southeast and into Florida with some places seeing very heavy rainfall. The third big story of the day was the cold air that...

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2012-12-12 04:00:17

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 11: Yesterday, we saw more showers along the Gulf Coast with the majority of them moving through Florida and extreme Southern Louisiana. The West Coast, especially the Northwest, saw more rain and mountain snows. The south saw many Freeze Warnings as the cold air sank into the region with many temps falling into the 20´s last...

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2012-12-10 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 7-9: What a weekend! We had everything from tornadoes to blizzards and cold weather this past weekend. The Northeast saw some lake effect snows. The biggest story of the weekend was the Northern Plains where they saw winds as high as 45mph along with heavy snowfall; some places saw over 1 foot of snow while the majority of the...

NASA Gives Fermi Space Telescope Better Vision
2012-12-06 15:31:34

[Watch Video: Fermi Finds Radio Bursts From Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is new and improved, and ready to start sending back some images of high-energy light mysteriously produced above thunderstorms. The space agency updated the telescope with improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode to the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard Fermi. This will enable the...


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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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