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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Mahasen Strengthening
2013-05-13 12:44:56

NASA The first tropical cyclone in the Northern Indian Ocean this season has been getting better organized as seen in NASA satellite imagery. Tropical Cyclone Mahasen is projected to track north through the Bay of Bengal and make landfall later this week. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA´s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in the Northern Indian Ocean on May 15 at 07:55 UTC (3:55 a.m. EDT). The image...

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2013-05-13 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 10-12: Severe weather moved through the Gulf Coast on Friday morning. That gave way to the arrival of another unseasonably cold air mass that has brought frost and freezes to the Northern Plains and into the Great Lakes, along with light snow over parts of Michigan on Sunday. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 13: High pressure...

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2013-05-10 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 9: Severe weather was the highlight yesterday. There were tornado reports across a good portion of the Southern Plains along with heavy rains. Some places in Texas picked up over 5inches of rainfall. The damaging winds were also a big concern with many reports of over 70mph wind gusts. Hail was reported throughout the region as well. This...

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2013-05-09 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 8: The severe weather season got started across the Southern Plains and the Eastern Rockies yesterday. There were a total of 5 tornadoes found in Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and Texas. Hail was reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wind damage was reported across Oklahoma and Kansas. Flooding rains continued across the Mid-Atlantic and...

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2013-05-06 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 4-5: This past weekend was very active over most of the Southeast with enormous amounts of rainfall and flooding from Alabama, Georgia and into the Carolinas. The other big story was out West were the wild fires have been burning through parts of California. An area of showers today in that region will provide some much needed relief....

Hawaii May See An Increase In Tropical Cyclones
2013-05-06 05:24:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Hawaii could experience a two-to-three fold increase in the number of tropical cyclones by the year 2100, according to new research published Sunday in the online edition of Nature Climate Change. Only two hurricanes have made landfall in the island state over the past three decades, but that is likely to change during the last quarter of this century, computer simulations developed by scientists at the University of Hawaii at...

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2013-05-02 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 1: Three big stories from yesterday. First, the severe weather along the Gulf Coast where rainfall rates were around 3-12 inches in South Mississippi. Along with that multiple water spouts were spotted. The second story was the wintery weather with places from Denver to Minneapolis seen over 6 inches of snowfall. The third was the onset of...

Cyclone Zane Bearing Down On Queensland, Australia Seen By NASA
2013-05-01 15:13:28

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Cyclone Zane headed toward the northern Cape York Peninsula of Queensland where it is expected to make landfall by May 2 and cross into the Gulf of Carpentaria. A cyclone Warning is in effect for coastal areas from Mapoon to Cape York to Cape Flattery. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Zane on May 1 at 04:05 UTC (12:05 a.m. EDT) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured a...

NASA Infrared Data Revealed Beginning Of Tropical Storm Zane
2013-04-30 14:05:04

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Infrared data indicates temperatures of cloud tops and the surface of the sea beneath tropical cyclones, and NASA's AIRS instrument captured an infrared look at low pressure area System 92P in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean that hinted it was rapidly developing into Tropical Cyclone Zane. Zane is expected to make landfall in northeastern Queensland on May 1 at cyclone strength. The infrared image of System 92P was taken from the Atmospheric Infrared...

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2013-04-30 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 29: A very busy day with strong and severe storms hitting Iowa and parts of the Southern Plains. The biggest story was from Eastern Iowa where very large hail fell. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 30: High pressure along the East Coast will bring nice weather to the region. This high pressure will also begin to block 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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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