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2012-12-17 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 14-16: Low pressure moved through the Northern Plains and brought a wintry mix to the region along with some accumulating snowfall. The Pacific Northwest was dealing with more onshore flow and heavy rains and mountain snows. High pressure built in over the Southeast and Northeast. The weekend finished with a frontal boundary moving...

Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Moving Over Samoan Islands Seen By NASA
2012-12-14 13:41:00

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center [ Watch The Video ] NASA satellites have been monitoring Tropical Cyclone Evan and providing data to forecasters who expected the storm to intensify. On Dec. 13, Evan had grown from a tropical storm into a cyclone as NASA satellites observed cloud formation, height and temperature, and rainfall rates. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed above intensifying tropical storm Evan in the South Pacific Ocean on Dec. 11, 2012 at...

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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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2012-12-11 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 10: The cold front pushed further east throughout the day yesterday and brought severe weather along the Gulf Coast with multiple tornadoes being reported from Louisiana to Florida. This same storm system also brought significant snowfall to the Great Lakes region and also heavy rain along the East Coast. The remainder of the United...

Cyclone Claudia Eyeballs NASA
2012-12-10 16:50:49

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Aqua satellite got "eyeballed" from Cyclone Claudia in the Southern Indian Ocean when two instruments captured the storm's eye in infrared and visible light. Satellite data indicates that Claudia's eye is about 10 nautical miles wide. On Dec. 10 at 0841 UTC (3:41 a.m. EST), NASA's Aqua satellite's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured an infrared view of Cyclone Claudia which showed a clear eye surrounded by powerful...

3-D Analyzation Of Super-typhoon Bopha Provided By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-12-06 12:46:08

NASA NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the eyewall of Super-typhoon Bopha in 3-D shortly before noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 (Philippines local time). At that time, Bopha was at category 3 and had begun rapidly intensifying to category 5 prior to landfall in the pre-dawn hours the next morning. Bopha made landfall in the Philippines, on the island of Mindanao. "This close to landfall, the TRMM satellite saw what could only be described as the 'full...

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2012-12-05 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: Heat was the big news yesterday with many records being set up and down the East Coast as high temps soared into the 70´s. The second big story was the strong to severe storms that pushed through Texas overnight along with all the showers along the frontal boundary. Lastly was all the heavy rain and mountain snows that hit...


Latest Tropical cyclone Reference Libraries

Tropical Storm Alberto Timeline
2012-05-24 08:26:54

Tropical Storm Alberto was named the first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2012 Hurricane Season on May 20th at 1200PM CDT. The location of the storm at this time was just to the southeast of South Carolina. The winds were estimated at 40kts gusting to 50kts. On May 20th at 0600PM CDT Tropical Storm Alberto had winds estimated at 45kts with gust to near 55kts. At this time the storm was just to the east of Savannah Georgia and was moving towards the southwest. May 21st at 0600PM CDT...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-30 09:39:02

Coastal Upwelling- this is defined as the moving of water from the deeper oceans upwards to the surface of the ocean very commonly found along our cold ocean currents, which are found along the West Coast of the United States and off the Peru coast. Coastal Sinking- this is defined as the warm waters moving in from the east and hitting the coastline and slowly filtering down towards the deeper ocean waters very slowly. This feature is common in our warm ocean currents such as the United...

Feature on the Surface Map
2012-07-17 22:30:03

Tropical Storm Debbie on a surface chart. It is noted that just off the coast of Northern Florida a 999 surface pressure is found indicating to a meteorologist that an area of Lower pressure is arriving. In this case it’s Tropical Storm Debbie. The red lines indicate lines of equal pressure. Meteorologists label them in 4mb increments. So looking at the map it’s noted that there is a 08/04/00/96 line present in the photo highlighted with red. Another feature is that the more of these...

Difference Between Onshore And Offshore Flow
2012-07-16 11:34:51

Onshore flow describes the movement of any weather feature moving towards the shore. The most common weather features that are affiliated with onshore flow are Hurricanes and the daily sea breeze. What happens with a hurricane is the Northeast side of the storm will produce winds out of the Southeast to South which will force the ocean water (Storm Surge) towards the coast along with all the extensive precipitation shields. Another feature is known as the Sea breeze. The sea breeze happens...

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