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2014-09-17 06:30:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together, the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas have many names. They are considered the High Plains, the Breadbasket, the site of the Dust Bowl, and perhaps most importantly Tornado Alley. Every year from early May to early July, tornadoes rip through this area with a higher frequency than anywhere else on the continental US. A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado...

2014-09-10 12:34:05

Strategic Growth Round to Accelerate Global Expansion of Process Analyzers and Spectrometers-On-Chip TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., an emerging tech company developing radically superior tools for measuring the chemical composition and structure of materials in real-time for a variety of demanding industrial processes, announced additional funding led by venture capital firms BeauVest and Roadmap Capital. The new investments will be used to...

2014-09-08 16:20:46

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Sept. 9 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, tornado researcher Paul Markowski will present "How to Make a Tornado: Ideas Emerging from Decades of Theory, Simulation and Field Observations" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A professor of meteorology at Penn State, Markowski will examine the process by which a tornado is formed within...

2014-09-02 23:02:43

Tornadoes leave behind a path of destruction and cause much stress before, during and after they hit an area. Being prepared and knowing what to do in case of tornado is important. Waco, TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 When weather conditions are right, tornadoes can occur anywhere and at any time day or night, leaving behind a path of destruction. In fact, the United States leads the world in tornado occurrences with an average of 1,253 tornadoes per year. Rainbow International offers the...

2014-08-26 23:05:13

Veteran storm chaser shares his insight on how to survive nature’s most dangerous weather. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 He’s best known for his beautiful and dramatic cinematography of some of the planet’s most spectacular weather, including Hurricane Katrina making landfall, and the world’s first ever tornado captured on 3D video. Martin Lisius is the man Hollywood calls when they need high-end motion picture footage of dangerous storms. He’s also a person committed...

approaching tornado
2014-08-06 14:24:32

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Published Wednesday in the journal Climate Dynamics, Professor James Elsner writes that though tornadoes are forming fewer days per year, they are forming at a greater density and strength than ever before. So, for example, instead of one or two forming on a...

2014-08-05 23:01:32

Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has battled fierce tornadoes and incredible Hurricane Katrina surge. In his new book, "The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide," he shares the insight he has gained to teach others how to stay safe, and survive the storm. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has released a new book titled “The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide.” It is currently available in paperback (76 pages) and on Kindle (83...

approaching tornado
2014-06-24 05:16:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Comprised of a relatively narrow swath of land bordered on the east by the Appalachian Mountains, on the west by the Rockies and extending from central Texas as far north as North Dakota, Tornado Alley sees its fair share of activity each year. And when you compare the vast difference in the total number of tornadoes that are visited on Europe and China, 57 and 3 for 2013 respectively to the 811 that touched down in the US, one...

2014-05-23 16:22:55

LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tornado has touched down at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas, joining Nevada's premier water park's more than 25 slides and attractions for its second season. While the park opened in April, the zero gravity experience debuts Saturday. Exclusive in Nevada, the four-person raft attraction catapults riders from 36 feet in the air through a 110-foot tunnel before dropping them into the 45-foot-wide funnel, spinning them back and forth through swirling...

2014-05-20 23:02:07

Moore, Okla. demonstrates leadership in building resilience. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an EF4 in 2003. Since May 20, 2013, this community has taken significant steps to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter than ever before. “On this solemn anniversary, our hearts go out to...


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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...

El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

Types of Clouds
2012-07-19 17:40:55

The above cloud is known as a towering cumulus cloud or TCU for short. TCU clouds are a form of cumulus clouds. They are the second stage of the cumulus family. The thing that makes these clouds unique is the vertical extent of them. They can extend very high into the atmosphere and sometimes they form in multiple rows. Towering Cumulus clouds can bring waterspouts when they are over the open waters and they are responsible for heavy rain. TCU Clouds have two types of air within them. They...

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