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Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is...

Weather Education The Effects Of A Pacific Northwest Low
2012-10-08 10:05:31

The Pacific Northwest low moves on shore typically in or around the Portland and Seattle area. At location A the type of weather that can be seen is usually thunderstorms and higher elevation rain showers form during the summer. This same area will see coastal rains and heavy mountain snows in the winter. When the system arrives at location B, the Rockies, due to topographic enhancement it...

Weather Forecaster Guide Sioux City Iowa
2012-09-17 15:45:33

Many forecasters new and old run across certain things that just don’t get picked up in the weather models that we use to prepare our weather forecast. This is why I have created weather guides for anyone that is getting ready to or just wants to find out more about the weather in their area. (Here are a few forecaster guide tips to helping prepare a better weather forecast) Elevation:...

The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves...

Marine Time Polar Air Mass
2012-07-05 11:59:33

Another air mass that we have is known as "marine time polar air". This type of air is known for its cool and moist environment. The best location in the United States to find this air mass is in the Gulf of Alaska. Due to its high moisture content it tends to create a higher amount of precipitation in the region of Southern Alaska. This air mass at times can send increased moisture into the...

Topography in Weather
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier...

Climate for Austin Texas
2012-05-21 13:46:02

Austin Texas is located in the Southern Part of the United States. To the west the elevation increases while to the east the elevation slopes down towards the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures for Austin Texas: January through February the normal temperatures range from the 40’s during the evening to the 60’s during the day. March shows a slight warming trend as the averages are in the...

Climate for Honolulu Hawaii
2012-05-08 21:00:44

Honolulu is located on the Hawaiian Island chain in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. The climate of Honolulu is really impacted by the warmer waters of the Pacific. A unique fact about Hawaii is if you go up into the mountains it is possible to see snow on the mountain tops during the winter. Temperatures for Honolulu Hawaii: January average temps on the island are lows in the 60’s...

Climate for Tokyo Japan
2012-05-08 09:54:10

Tokyo is located in the Central part of Japan. On the Eastern shore of Japan is Tokyo Bay which connects to the Pacific Ocean. Just outside Tokyo Bay runs a warm ocean current which plays a role in the climate of Tokyo. Temperatures for Tokyo Japan: Average temperatures for the months of January through March range from the 30’s in January upwards to the 50’s by March. April starts...

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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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