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2013-07-09 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 8: The heat continued over the Southwest and Southern Plains with many places again soaring past 100F and heat index values in the 110-120F range. Severe weather was found mostly over the Northern Plains and the Northern Rockies. There were three tornadoes reported yesterday - two in Florida and one in Montana. The largest hail was...

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2013-07-08 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 5-7: This past weekend the heat continued to scorch the Southwest and parts of the Southern Plains with temps well over 100F. The severe weather on Friday consisted of 1 tornado in Florida that was associated with an easterly wave. The largest hail of the day came from Montana at 1.5 inches and the strongest wind gust was recorded in...

Ocean Eddies Impact Weather
2013-07-08 04:25:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Meteorologists have long been aware of the impact that large ocean currents have on the Earth's climate, but new research suggests smaller, swirling motions known as eddies can also have an impact on weather. In research appearing in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) say these eddies typically arise due to the turbulence of ocean currents. A large number of these...

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2013-07-05 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 4: The big news from yesterday was the tropical moisture that pushed on shore over Florida and parts of Alabama. Rainfall rates along the coast ranged from 1.5-4.0 inches and over. The second story was the severe weather as we had the largest hail recorded in Montana at the size of 3 inches. Wind gusts of 60-70mph were also found in...

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2013-07-04 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 3: The severe weather was found along the Southwest over parts of New Mexico. There were also scattered severe weather reports across the Northern Rockies and parts of the Southeast US. The big story was the arrival of very heavy rains over the Gulf Coast and Southeast ahead of two tropical waves. The heat continued to bake the...

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2013-07-03 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 2: The heat continued over the West with places again hitting the 100-120F range. The heat has also been impacting places from Washington to Arizona and over towards Texas, impacting a wide area of real estate with this potent heat wave. Severe weather did occur yesterday as well. No tornadoes we reported but hail around 1.75 inches was...

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2013-07-01 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 28-30: The biggest stories from this past weekend were associated with the frontal boundary. Flooding rains hit the Northeast creating widespread damage. The second impact was the winds associated with the frontal boundary as many places from Mississippi to the Northeast had winds in excess of 70mph. The third big story of the past...

Analyzing New Vortical Flows Over A 76/40 Double Delta Wing Using Detached-eddy Simulations
2013-06-28 14:34:48

Science China Press The double delta wing is a simplified configuration used for studying aircraft aerodynamics. It is composed of a highly-swept delta wing connected in front of the main delta wing with a smaller sweep, reflecting the combination of a leading edge extension and the swept main wing. The aerodynamic performance of such wings, which includes the behavior of the leeside vortical flows at moderate and high angles of attack (AoA) at low speed, is of research interest. The...

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2013-06-28 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 27: Severe weather pushed across the Plains again yesterday. The biggest threat was large hail with places in Kansas and Nebraska reporting hail 4.25 inches in diameter. The straight line winds were also a problem with wind gusts around 80mph reported in parts of Kansas. The heat continued to bake many places in the Southwest with temps...

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2013-06-26 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the...


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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...

Weather Educartion: Impacts Of The Canadian High Pressure Center
2012-12-29 11:43:39

The Canadian High pressure center shifts into the United States throughout the year and has a major impact on the weather from season to season. In the summer when this high pressure moves in, the temps usually cool off by about 10-15 degrees. For example:  if the temp was 91F in Fargo, it would cool down into the 70s once this high moved in. The high also creates drier weather. In winter when this system moves in the weather pattern is the same in that the temps will drop and the air...

Polar Watch For Aug 29- Sept 4
2012-09-05 08:00:17

A look at the temps from the 4th show that another colder pocket of air is moving into the region. Aug 29: The max temps warmed to 1C, while the overnight lows dropped to 0C. Aug 30: A burst of colder air was over the polar cap as high temps only made it to -3C, and the overnight lows dropped to -6C. Aug 31: Brought a touch of warmer air back into the region as high temps rose back to 1C, while the overnight lows hit -2C. September 1: High temps again rose to 1C, while overnight lows...

Weather Pack For September 6, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:38

Today on Weather Pack we are going to examine the surface wind around a mature low pressure system, which means that the low pressure has an occluded front associated with it. Yellow Star: The forecasted surface winds would be out of the Northwest as the flow behind the low is counter-clockwise. Green Star: Anyone that is forecasting for the green star would be looking at the winds coming from the South-Southeast just right ahead of the warm front of the low pressure system. Red...

Upper Air Map Identification for July 6, 2012.
2012-07-06 12:00:10

Looking at the upper air map for the entire region from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean we can identify a few significant features. The first is the deep low height center over Alaska, this is telling us that at 30,000ft the air is rising upwards allowing for the surface low to still be gaining strength. Also if you look to the west of that closed low you will see what is referred to as a jet max getting ready to enter the base of the low height center. This will further amplify the low...

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