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California Safe From Hurricanes, For The Most Part
2012-10-18 13:36:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online California has had its fair share of earthquakes, but could the Golden State ever be hit by a hurricane? One  NASA researcher recently looked into the matter. California has felt the effects of a tropical cyclone before, but typically just in the form of rainfall from the remnants of a storm in the eastern Pacific. There has actually never been a documented case of a hurricane making landfall in California, but it has had some...

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2012-10-17 04:00:42

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: The frontal boundary began to move into the Northern Rockies and associated with it we saw multiple strong wind damage reports from Idaho into Western Montana. There was also very strong winds throughout the Northern Plains ahead of the frontal boundary. High pressure was in control of a good portion of the weather yesterday. Weather Outlook for October 17: High pressure will push off the East Coast today...

Hurricanes Could Be Getting Stronger
2012-10-16 13:29:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Based on new extrapolations from historical data, a group of international researchers has found that tropical cyclones are larger and more frequent during years with higher average temperatures. Published this month in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists´ report shows historical trends for cyclones that occurred before the use of modern day satellite and radar tracking systems that have...

Tropical Cyclone Anais Headed Near La Reunion Island Seen By NASA
2012-10-16 12:17:19

Tropical Cyclone Anais, the first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean's tropical cyclone season, has strengthened over the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14 and by Oct. 15, the storm was packing sustained winds near 100 knots (115 mph/185 kph). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Anais off Madagascar on Oct. 15 at 0940 UTC (5:40 a.m. EDT) and revealed an eye. Multi-spectral...

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2012-10-16 04:00:57

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 15: The frontal boundary brought areas of heavy rain to places up and down the East Coast and a few strong wind reports. Overall it was a relatively tranquil front not causing a lot of severe weather as it pushed through the area. High pressure built in over the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast which brought cooler temps to the region. Also very strong northerly winds set up over the Northern Plains yesterday with some...

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2012-10-15 04:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 12-14: A strong frontal boundary started through the Southern Plains on Friday bringing with it two reported tornadoes in the Northwest part of Texas and also numerous reports of hail from Eastern New Mexico, the panhandle of Oklahoma and portions of Northwest Texas throughout the day. Saturday the storm system moved a tad bit further east bringing with it yet more tornadoes from East Central Texas northward into Missouri...

First Tropical Cyclone Of Southern Indian Ocean Season Spotted By NASA
2012-10-13 11:19:24

The very first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season has been born, and NASA's TRMM satellite captured an image of its rainfall. On Oct. 12 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT), Tropical Cyclone 01S (TC01S) was "born" about 90 nautical miles (103.6 miles/166.7 km) west-southwest of Diego Garcia, near 8.3 South latitude and 70.6 East longitude. Diego Garcia is a coral atoll located in the south central Indian Ocean and is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory. It is about 1,970...

Gulf Stream Shift Has Warmed New England Waters
2012-10-13 10:00:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The ocean waters around the New England continental shelf were warmer than usual thanks to a divergence in the Gulf Stream path that started about one year ago, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced on Thursday. The study, which was published in the August edition of the journal Scientific Reports, began after local commercial fisherman met with WHOI members and alerted them to unusually high...

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2012-10-12 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 11: The upper level low that was over California brought some rain to the area for the first time in a while. Elsewhere a high pressure center over the East brought some of the coldest air of the year to the region. Tropical Storm Patty developed overnight and should continue to track southwestward over the next 24hrs. Weather Outlook for October 12: The continued development of the Southwestern Low will bring...

Nadine Is No More Noted By NASA
2012-10-05 16:10:17

Twenty-three days after Nadine was born, the tropical cyclone's life came to an end in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. NASA's TRMM satellite caught a look at the fading Nadine one final time on Oct. 3 before it dissipated. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed above long-lasting Nadine for the last time before the tropical storm's dissipation on October 4, 2012 at 0249 UTC (10:49 p.m. EDT October 3, 2012). TRMM measures rainfall from space and there was...


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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