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2013-11-19 04:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 18: The top stories of yesterday included heavy snowfall that made its way across the Cascades and also the strong winds over the Great Lakes. There was also heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast with some places getting over 1 inch along the frontal boundary. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 19: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring cool and dry weather to the region. This...

Scientists Demonstrate Influence Of Eddies On The Oxygen Sustenance
2013-11-18 13:25:24

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel More than four months from November 2012 to March 2013 Kiel ocean scientists investigated on the German research vessel METEOR the oxygen-poor upwelling regions in the tropical Pacific off Peru. First results of the project carried out in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 754 “Climate-biogeochemistry interactions in the tropical ocean” show, how eddies in the ocean influence the oxygen and nutrient distribution in the...

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2013-11-18 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 15-17: The biggest story of the weekend occurred on Sunday was a significant severe weather outbreak across a good portion of the Midwest. Here are just some of the reports from Sunday. First, the largest tornado that has been noted so far occurred in Washington IL. The initial reports are of an EF-4 rating on that storm. If you look at images coming out of the region, you will see complete devastation with no...

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2013-11-15 03:30:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 14: High pressure dominated most of the country with tranquil weather yesterday. The colder weather pushed into the East Coast, while the Plains began to warm back up. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 15: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will push into the Atlantic today and a new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest bringing rain and snow to the region. Surface Map 11PM: Low pressure...

NASA Map Of Typhoon Haiyan Helps Disaster Response
2013-11-14 12:54:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, a joint team from NASA and the Italian Space Agency quickly generated a map using satellite imagery that could be used to survey the devastation and assist recovery operations. The 27-by-33-mile map focuses on a region near Tacloban City, where one of the most powerful recorded storms on Earth made landfall on Nov. 8, 2013. Using radar data from the Italian Space Agency's...

2013 One Of The Warmest Years Record
2013-11-14 10:59:08

[ Watch the Video: UN Report Turns Up The Heat On 2013 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage on this New Year’s Eve, you may want to toast to 2013 being one of the warmest years since modern records began in 1850. According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 is currently on track to be tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest year on record, with worldwide land and...

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2013-11-13 04:00:45

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: Tuesday brought more snow to places from the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Cold air plunged into the South with temps this morning in the lower 30’s from Eastern TX to the Florida Panhandle. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 13: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire country. Surface Map 11PM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire...

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2013-11-12 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 11: Lake effect snows kicked in over portions of the Great Lakes yesterday with places seeing anywhere from 2-5 inches of snowfall. Cold air also started to plunge into the Plains yesterday with low temps falling into the teens for some. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure dominates the weather from coast to coast. There are going to be a few snow showers over Maine...

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2013-11-11 04:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 8-10: A storm swept through Montana this past weekend bringing accumulating snowfall to the area. Arctic air plunged into the country as well bringing some of the coldest weather so far to the US. Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was recorded as one of the earth’s strongest storms this past weekend bringing massive flooding, mudslides, and destruction to the Northern Philippines. Our thoughts go out to all of those...

Warm Sea Surface Helped Strengthen Tropical Storm 30W
2013-11-06 11:15:11

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and revealed that warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear enabled Tropical Depression 30W to strengthen into a tropical storm. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm 30W on Nov. 5 at 0611 UTC/1:11 a.m. EDT as it was making its way west through the South China Sea. The infrared AIRS data provides valuable cloud top temperature data that indicates how high the thunderstorms are the make up the tropical cyclone....


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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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
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