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2012-05-14 03:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by RedOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

Big Story Weather Header
2012-05-10 03:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by RedOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

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2012-04-23 03:00:24

In this lesson we will look at different components of a thunderstorm.

Weather Education Episode #5:  How Are Waterspouts Different From Tornadoes?
2012-04-02 08:30:29

First, it is important to know that waterspouts occur over water only, and when they reach the coastline they quickly dissolve. But why? That question can be answered by looking more into detail of what makes up a water spout.

2009-03-25 16:14:04

A 200-year-old report by a sea captain and photographs of the 2008 eruption of Mount Chaiten are helping scientists better understand strong volcanic plumes.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

By Peter B Lord; Alan Dunham The hazardous weather warning distributed by the National Weather Service yesterday morning for Rhode Island and points north sounded all too familiar this summer: "ANOTHER ROUND OF NOTABLE THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 2 PM AND 8 PM THIS AFTERNOON WITH HALF INCH OR SLIGHTLY LARGER HAIL ...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

Some saw a funnel cloud over Barrington Beach, while others saw a water spout on Narragansett Bay. No matter what you saw, it was a small tornado that touched down and tore through Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed yesterday.

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Types of Clouds
2012-07-19 17:40:55

The above cloud is known as a towering cumulus cloud or TCU for short. TCU clouds are a form of cumulus clouds. They are the second stage of the cumulus family. The thing that makes these clouds unique is the vertical extent of them. They can extend very high into the atmosphere and sometimes they form in multiple rows. Towering Cumulus clouds can bring waterspouts when they are over the open waters and they are responsible for heavy rain. TCU Clouds have two types of air within them. They...

2009-07-06 17:32:34

Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon, although there have been occurrences reported from many countries throughout history. It is believed that this phenomenon occurs at least occasionally when strong winds that are traveling over water pick up live debris (fish, frogs, etc.) and carry them up to several miles depositing them over land. Though this is one theory, it has never been witnessed or significantly tested. Animals that are most likely to drop from the sky during a...

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