Latest Weather lore Stories

Harvest Moon Factoids
2013-09-17 10:58:14

[ Watch the Video: Sky Watchers Can Catch The Harvest Moon Tonight? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s a reason why the character Linus from the cartoon Peanuts has never been able to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin for all these years – he’s probably been a month too late all along. Expert skywatchers know the Harvest Moon, which happens every September near the autumnal equinox, is the most likely full moon to provide a large pumpkin-like moon...

Big Story Weather Header
2012-07-17 03:00:43

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 16: Yesterday we saw damaging winds and storms spread through Virginia and the Carolina´s along with a pocket of storms back in the Northwest portion of South Dakota. Also, a few isolated wind and hail reports were found in the Southwest portion of the United States. The largest hail was recorded in Arizona and the strongest winds came from South Dakota. The heat hit the middle section of the country with multiple places...

Big Story Weather Header
2012-06-14 03:00:17

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 13: The big story from Italy is the tornado that hit Venice on the 12th of June. Also yesterday we saw no tornadoes in the US, however there was plenty of wind and hail reports through the Carolina´s and also back in Western Louisiana and Eastern Texas and then into the Northern Plains in places like South Dakota and North Dakota. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 14: Partly to mostly cloudy skies expand from...

Big Story Weather Header
2012-04-13 04:00:13

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 12, 2012: We had some severe weather move through the southern plains and extended northward into Nebraska. Expect more of the same over the next few days. Also the frost continued in the Northern Plains and extended into the Great Lakes and Northeast. Big Story Weather News for April 13, 2012: Today´s big story is going to be the severe weather. As we move through today look for the severe weather to start...

2011-02-03 12:49:29

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come on time, and NASA satellite data suggests that residents in more than one-third of the U.S. are now anxious for the prediction to come true.A massive winter storm touched 30 states over the last couple of days, including Phil's home at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. where rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain this morning before it changed to snow as part of that system. Phil's town is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Looking at...

2011-01-31 14:13:00

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) storekeeper James Morris' diary..."Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate." Every year, in the Punxsutawney town of Pennsylvania, the most famous...

2011-01-11 10:30:00

Unique Badge Available Via Shout from Anywhere in the World HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While waiting for Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication, Foursquare users can take steps to earn the inaugural "PA Groundhog Day" badge Feb. 2, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today. "There is only one weather-forecasting groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This year, anyone will have the opportunity to earn a badge featuring his likeness from...

2010-01-27 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since it was announced two weeks ago that Punxsutawney Phil would 'text' his Groundhog Day forecast, more than 15,000 fans of the world-famous prognosticator have signed up to receive that alert. To sign up to receive Phil's forecast, text "groundhog" to 247365 before Feb. 2. After the initial text message, participants will be invited to submit their e-mail address to receive additional tourism-related messages. Standard text messaging...

2010-01-12 10:50:00

Feb. 2 Event Expected to Draw 30,000 Visitors to Pennsylvania Wilds Region HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on Feb. 2. For the first time, Punxsutawney Phil's followers can receive his official prediction via their mobile device by texting "Groundhog" to 247365 between now...

2009-03-30 12:17:18

Weather authorities said they have no explanation for mysterious flashes of light reported in the sky above eastern Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. A spokesman for the National Weather Service's regional office in Wakefield, Va., said officials haven't seen evidence of any naturally occurring phenomenon that would explain the lights reported Sunday night by residents in the three states, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported Monday. Nothing meteorological that we can see, the...

Latest Weather lore Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-17 15:45:33

Many forecasters new and old run across certain things that just don’t get picked up in the weather models that we use to prepare our weather forecast. This is why I have created weather guides for anyone that is getting ready to or just wants to find out more about the weather in their area. (Here are a few forecaster guide tips to helping prepare a better weather forecast) Elevation: North: Look for a gradual rise. South: Look for no major elevation changes. West: There is a...

Surface Weather Map Features
2012-07-16 14:20:04

Looking at the weather map above we can see that we have three and four digit numbers on the map. These numbers are known as Sea Level Pressure. They are recorded in MB. Looking at the Northern part of South Dakota we see a number at 995mb while over parts of Maine we see the number closer to 1020mb. So we would say that high pressure is over Maine, while low pressure is over the Dakota’s as our MB numbers show. A surface pressure map can be very useful to a weather forecaster in many...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-07 08:14:45

Weather: The elements of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation, heat, cold, winds, and air pressure that impact us on a daily basis. Climate: Weather over a long period of time. 30yrs of data is recorded for a station to determine its climate. Climate is the temperature and moisture of an area. An example of the difference in climate can be seen in the desert southwest of the United States. It is classified as being dry and warm but on occasion can have thunderstorms and snow....

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'