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2012-09-26 03:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 25: A big day in the severe weather arena as our frontal boundary gained a lot more strength than I thought it would and was responsible for tornadoes in and around Indiana. There were multiple reports of large hail from Indiana westward through Missouri and southward back into the Southern Plains from Kansas to Texas. We also saw a lot of wind damage reports in the same area yesterday. The rainfall rates were heavy...

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2012-09-24 03:00:34

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 21-23: The cold air of old man winter arrived in places like North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Many of these places enjoyed the cold record setting air over the weekend as temps dropped into the 20´s. Also the Northern part of Minnesota got a tease of snow with upwards to 1 inch. The west dealt with the heat as many places in California had temps soar into the 90´s and even 100´s. On...

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2012-09-21 03:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 20: The cold air is settling in over a good portion of the Northern Plains and also the Great Lakes region as many places again last night dealt with frost and freezing conditions. There were a few wind damage reports that came in from Southeast Georgia and the Northeast portion of Florida. Also yesterday there were reports of hail in Missouri, other than that a fairly quiet severe weather day. Weather Outlook...

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2012-09-20 03:00:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: A weak frontal boundary moved through the Great Lakes and brought some precipitation to places like Chicago and around Lake Michigan. The big story was the cold air that took hold over the Plains and also parts of the Northeast. The warm air continued over the western part of the United States. Severe weather was limited to WI with hail and wind reports the main threat. Weather Outlook for September 20: A cold...

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2012-09-19 03:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Fire danger continued through the Northern Plains due to the dry and windy conditions. We also saw a few snowflakes in the upper parts of Michigan. Frost and freeze conditions continued through the Great Lakes region and Northern Plains. Severe weather yesterday was found all up and down the eastern seaboard with well over 90 wind damage reports from Florida northward into the big Metropolitan cities along the...

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2012-09-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 14-16: The Northern portions of the Dakota´s along with the Great Lakes and portions of the Northeast dealt with their first frost and freeze conditions. The heat continued in the western portion of the United States as places like Los Angeles dealt with 100 degree heat. Friday´s severe weather included wind reports from Upstate New York.  Saturday was tranquil with no severe weather. On Sunday there...

Summer Rain Triggered By Dry Soil
2012-09-13 04:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists and research groups released a study which suggests a strong correlation between summer rain storms and dry soil conditions. In short, summer rains are more likely over drier soils. The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK, the VU University Amsterdam, the Center of Meteorology CNRM in Toulouse, and the Vienna University of Technology collaborated on a detailed analysis of satellite data....

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2012-09-11 03:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 10: A large area of high pressure moving into the Ohio River valley was responsible for bringing some of the coldest air that we have seen in a while. A quiet day on the severe weather front as high pressure was in control of a good portion of the US. However, we did manage to see a few damaging wind reports in Wyoming and also one in Southern California. Outlook for September 11: Another nice day for 2/3 of...

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2012-09-10 03:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather from September 7-9: Friday was a very busy day for severe weather along the frontal boundary as there was over 300 wind reports from Oklahoma and Arkansas northeastward into the Ohio River Valley and also multiple hail reports in this region right along the frontal boundary. Saturday the front shifted eastward and again was responsible for a large array of severe weather to include several tornadoes that hit the New York City area creating a...

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2012-09-07 03:00:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather from September 6: A very busy day from a severe weather aspect, with strong winds from Missouri and Kansas and also southward into portions of Arkansas and Mississippi. A second pocket of strong winds occurred in the panhandle of Texas. A third region was found along the Northeast region of New York and portions of PA along with Virginia and North Carolina. A large swath of hail reports came out of Iowa with the largest report from Newell, IA...


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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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