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Ocean Currents Responsible For Wetter Northern Hemisphere
2013-10-21 04:29:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ocean circulation is responsible for causing more tropical rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere than in the southern part of the world, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists have long known that the Northern Hemisphere receives the majority of this type of precipitation. For example, the researchers note that Palmyra Atoll, located at 6 degrees north, receives 175 inches of rain...

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2013-10-16 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 15: Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours led to flooding over large portions of the Dakotas and portions of Western Texas. Snowfall continued over the Black Hills at around 1-3 inches. Colder air started to plunge into the Dakotas as well behind the cold front. No severe weather was reported yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 16: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeast Canada along with the...

Vortices In Nature Affected By Earth's Rotation
2013-10-15 13:59:58

[ Watch The Video: Radiative Instability of a Geophysical Vortex ] American Institute of Physics French researchers develop sophisticated mathematical model to study the behavior of earthly vortices, like hurricanes and ocean currents What do smoke rings, tornadoes and the Great Red Spot of Jupiter have in common? They are all examples of vortices, regions within a fluid (liquid, gas or plasma) where the flow spins around an imaginary straight or curved axis. Understanding how...

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2013-10-15 04:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 14: Heavy snows fell overnight across portions of Eastern Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Showers and thunderstorms fell over the Plains along the boundary with multiple flooding reports from the Dakotas to Texas. Severe weather was fairly limited to 1.25 inch hail in Nebraska along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Nebraska along with Kansas. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 15: Surface Map:...

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2013-10-14 04:00:01

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 11-13: This past weekend we saw yet another winter storm take shape which brought moderate snowfall to the Rockies. Severe weather on Friday was limited to a tornado over Western Minnesota. On Saturday a landspout formed over Texas along with 1-inch hail in Louisiana and wind gusts of 60-70mph over Texas. On Sunday found more damaging winds were found over Texas at around 60-70mph along with heavy snowfall over the...

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2013-10-11 04:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The Mid-Atlantic region continued to deal with moderate rainfall along with coastal flooding yesterday. Heavy rainfall also moved through portions of the Plains along with severe weather reports of 1.5in hail out of Western Nebraska and 80-85mph wind gusts in Kansas. Snowfall was moderate over the Colorado Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 11: Surface Map: The coastal low will bring...

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2013-10-10 04:44:16

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 9: The Mid-Atlantic dealt with strong onshore flow yesterday which brought heavy rainfall along with coastal flooding to the region. Heavy rains and snows started to fall over the Southern Rockies. Severe weather was null. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 10: Surface Map: Low pressure moving along the Mid-Atlantic will bring another day of rain, cool weather and strong onshore flow to the region which...

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2013-10-09 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 8: Showers and thunderstorms continued from Florida to South Carolina, however no severe weather was reported - mostly just heavy rainfall. Cold air plunged into the Northeast overnight around the center of the high. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 9: Surface Map: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring showers from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic - some areas may get heavy rainfall. High...

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2013-10-08 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 7: A stormy pattern over the Eastern United States has led to few possible unconfirmed tornado reports in the Northeast. Wind damage was also greatly noted with many places from Maine to Maryland seeing winds gusting in the 60-70mph range along the cold front and thunderstorms. The rest of the country saw tranquil conditions as high pressure dominated a good portion of the country. The Pacific Northwest recorded...

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2013-10-07 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 4-6: Tropical Storm Karen fizzled out before making landfall near Southern LA allowing for a few locations along the coast to get around 2-3 inches of rainfall with winds of less than 40mph. The system has been absorbed into the cold front. Severe weather was huge this past weekend. There were multiple strong tornados over Nebraska and Iowa with a few on the higher end of the scale on Friday night. Tornadoes were also...


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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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