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2013-10-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: No severe weather was reported yesterday except for heavy rainfall with places along the front seeing 1-3 inches of rain from the Dakotas to Texas. Winter weather hit the Rockies again with a few places getting upwards to 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 17: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeastern Canada will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms across the...

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2013-10-16 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 15: Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours led to flooding over large portions of the Dakotas and portions of Western Texas. Snowfall continued over the Black Hills at around 1-3 inches. Colder air started to plunge into the Dakotas as well behind the cold front. No severe weather was reported yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 16: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeast Canada along with the...

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2013-10-15 04:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 14: Heavy snows fell overnight across portions of Eastern Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Showers and thunderstorms fell over the Plains along the boundary with multiple flooding reports from the Dakotas to Texas. Severe weather was fairly limited to 1.25 inch hail in Nebraska along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Nebraska along with Kansas. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 15: Surface Map:...

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2013-10-11 04:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The Mid-Atlantic region continued to deal with moderate rainfall along with coastal flooding yesterday. Heavy rainfall also moved through portions of the Plains along with severe weather reports of 1.5in hail out of Western Nebraska and 80-85mph wind gusts in Kansas. Snowfall was moderate over the Colorado Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 11: Surface Map: The coastal low will bring...

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2013-10-10 04:44:16

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 9: The Mid-Atlantic dealt with strong onshore flow yesterday which brought heavy rainfall along with coastal flooding to the region. Heavy rains and snows started to fall over the Southern Rockies. Severe weather was null. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 10: Surface Map: Low pressure moving along the Mid-Atlantic will bring another day of rain, cool weather and strong onshore flow to the region which...

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2013-10-09 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 8: Showers and thunderstorms continued from Florida to South Carolina, however no severe weather was reported - mostly just heavy rainfall. Cold air plunged into the Northeast overnight around the center of the high. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 9: Surface Map: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring showers from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic - some areas may get heavy rainfall. High...

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2013-10-08 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 7: A stormy pattern over the Eastern United States has led to few possible unconfirmed tornado reports in the Northeast. Wind damage was also greatly noted with many places from Maine to Maryland seeing winds gusting in the 60-70mph range along the cold front and thunderstorms. The rest of the country saw tranquil conditions as high pressure dominated a good portion of the country. The Pacific Northwest recorded...

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2013-10-07 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 4-6: Tropical Storm Karen fizzled out before making landfall near Southern LA allowing for a few locations along the coast to get around 2-3 inches of rainfall with winds of less than 40mph. The system has been absorbed into the cold front. Severe weather was huge this past weekend. There were multiple strong tornados over Nebraska and Iowa with a few on the higher end of the scale on Friday night. Tornadoes were also...

Climate Models Help Researchers Understand Atmospheric Electricity
2013-10-04 08:51:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A detectable electrification of the air is caused by electrical currents born from thunderstorms. These currents flow through the atmosphere around the globe, even in places with no thunderstorm activity. Until recently, however, science has not had a good explanation for how conductivity varies throughout the atmosphere and how that may affect the path of the electrical currents. A new study led by the University of Colorado...

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2013-10-04 04:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 3: Yesterday was a very active day from the perspective of severe weather and also winter weather. Severe weather consisted of 9 tornadoes over Eastern Nebraska along with hail the size of 2.75 inches and wind gusts around 60-70mph. Winter weather consisted of snowfall in excess of 1ft for parts of Wyoming. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 4: Surface Map: High pressure along the Mid-Atlantic coast...


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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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