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2012-07-30 13:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly TROPICAL UPDATE: 1:00PM CDT Tropical Update This afternoon as we look across the Western Pacific we continue to see Typhoon Saola turn its way just off the coast of Taiwan and make its way slowly northwest towards mainland China. The northwest section of Taiwan to include the city of Taipei can expect to continue seeing heavy rain along with strong winds as the estimated winds are around 65kts with higher gust. Tropical Storm Damrey continues...

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2012-07-24 03:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 23: The heat was on in the middle part of the United States as many places saw temps reach into the triple digits along with heat index values over 105. The majority of the severe weather was found in the Northeast yesterday extending down into the Mid-Atlantic. Along the frontal boundary, hail and wind damage were the primary reports.  Many hail reports came in over 1.5 inches and larger. Heavy tropical rains were...

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2012-07-03 03:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 2: Yesterday's weather consisted of a major squall line going through Northern Minnesota bringing with it a large area of wind damage. Other areas that saw wind damage were Tennessee and Kentucky.  A third area was associated with thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast and Northern Florida. The majority of the hail reports came from Minnesota with the size ranging from 1.0in to 1.75in based on National Weather Service...

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2012-06-15 03:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14: A few tornadoes were reported in Kansas and Colorado yesterday. There was significant wind damage all the way from Minnesota southwestward back into Oklahoma and Texas. A second area of strong thunderstorms developed along the Northern Gulf Coast from Florida and traveled all the way over into Louisiana. The storms in Alabama did significant damage to homes and trees. The largest hail report came from Nebraska with hail...

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2012-05-24 14:00:43

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 23, 2012: One isolated tornado was reported yesterday which was just to the southeast of New Orleans. Eastern North Carolina was hit hard yesterday with damaging winds and large hail. Also a swath of hail and wind damage occurred from Western Nebraska northward through Southeast South Dakota and into Minnesota and Iowa. Yesterday we also saw Typhoon Sanvu intensify in the Western Pacific. In the Eastern Pacific Bud became...

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2012-05-22 03:00:11

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 21, 2012: Storm reports for yesterday range from a tornado report in the Texas panhandle to large hail across Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Hail was also reported in South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. The majority of the reports were estimated in the 1.00-1.75in size. The tropics continue to be active this morning. Alberto has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and should continue heading out to sea away from...

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2012-05-16 03:00:41

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 15, 2012: The majority of the severe weather was found along the Carolina coast yesterday, with one isolated tornado report in North Carolina. There was also large hail in the region. In Southwest Texas there were a few reports of hail and wind damage. The chilly weather continues for the North as portions of Northern Minnesota were under frost and freeze watches last night and will be again tonight. Big Story...

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2012-04-20 04:00:17

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 19, 2012: Thunderstorms passed through Florida yesterday along with some light snow back in Wyoming and coastal rains in Seattle. Big Story Weather for April 20, 2012: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will work its way eastward today bringing showers to the Ohio River valley. Also, a new developing low in Southern Texas will begin moving towards the Gulf of Mexico and bring with it strong winds and the...

GOES Satellite Eyeing Late Season Lows For Tropical Development
2011-11-19 03:58:14

Its late in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific hurricane seasons, but the calendar isn't stopping the tropics. The GOES-13 satellite is keeping forecasters informed about developing lows like System 90E in the eastern Pacific and another low pressure area in the Atlantic. System 90E and the Atlantic low pressure area were both captured in one image from the NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Nov. 18, 2011 at 1145 UTC (7:45 a.m. EST). The image was created by the NASA GOES Project (in partnership...

2009-07-22 17:31:45

The two areas of thunderstorms in the Caribbean from yesterday, July 21, are on the move. One area is now moving into out of the Caribbean and into the eastern Atlantic Ocean while the other is now moving over the southeastern Bahamas and Hispaniola on a northwest track.The Geostationary Operational Environmental (GOES) satellite, GOES-11 grabbed another satellite snapshot of the two areas of thunderstorms on Wednesday, July 22. The satellite image shows two comma-like cloud formations, one...


Latest Tropical wave Reference Libraries

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...

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2012-05-07 10:49:26

Tropical systems are weather features that form in the tropics and can become very intense areas of low pressure that impact many coastal regions throughout the world. They usually form between 5 and 15 latitude. This is because a tropical system is a vertical extension in the atmosphere of a large thunderstorm development. In order for these thunderstorms to move they need something in the upper levels to help them move. That is where the spinning of the earth comes into play for them which...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'