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Warm US West Cold East A 4000-Year Pattern

Warm US West, Cold East: A 4,000-Year Pattern

Lee Siegel, University of Utah Global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study...

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2014-04-17 12:21:13

New Sensor Will Analyze and Predict Severe Space Weather PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] has delivered a new solar analysis payload that will help scientists measure and forecast space weather, which can damage satellites, electrical grids and communications systems on Earth. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument was integrated with the first flight vehicle of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA)...

2014-04-16 23:03:25

Being prepared can solidify one’s home and make restoration an easier task after a flood. These steps by Rainbow International can help you be better prepared for a flood. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Nothing can completely prepare homeowners for a natural disaster, but being prepared can make dealing with one more manageable. Natural disasters like flooding can be expensive to deal with and lack of preparation can be catastrophic for a homeowner. Being prepared can solidify...

2014-04-16 16:23:08

National nonprofit recognized for raising public awareness about flood risks, evacuation zones and home safety options ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hurricane Conference award committee today presented the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the public awareness category for its Peak Hurricane Season campaign. Specifically, FLASH was recognized for its national Satellite Media Tour (SMT). On...

2014-04-15 08:22:29

FLASH cites disturbing survey findings and offers new evacuation safety resources ORLANDO, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. In...

2014-04-14 23:07:15

With tornado season here, many Oklahoma homeowners are looking for a shelter or safe room to protect their families. Preferred Shelters has some tips to help consumers choose the best option to protect their families. Oklahoma City, Okla. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 With severe storm season upon us, many Oklahoma homeowners are considering getting some kind of shelter installed to protect their families from future tornado outbreaks. However, with so many choices on the market today, many...

2014-04-14 16:26:44

Insurance Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Preparedness and Insurance Protection ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season barely two weeks away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) will have three of its insurance experts in Orlando at the National Hurricane Conference available to answer questions and provide media interviews. The I.I.I. staff at the conference can provide information on the economic impact of...

2014-04-11 08:21:39

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are affected each spring by sudden flooding caused by heavy rain or by slower, prolonged flooding as snow melts. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/66105-fema-and-noaa-floods-happen-everywhere-be-a-force-of-nature-be-prepared Be prepared, and get insured, urges The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2014-04-10 23:21:54

With the second anniversary of the 2012 Hidalgo County, Texas hail storm recently passing, Wyly & Cook, LLP reminds insurance policyholders affected by the storm that they may still be able to secure compensation for their property damage. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The two-year anniversary of the March 29, 2012 hailstorm that struck the McAllen/Edinburg/Mission area of Hidalgo County, Texas has just passed. Yet, even after two years, there are still many residents and...

2014-04-08 23:31:48

Free Midland Weather Alert Radios to be Given Away at Baseball Game on April 11th Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Midland Radio Corporation is partnering with the Birmingham Barons organization and Academy Sports + Outdoors to donate over $10,000 worth of their most popular weather alert radios to fans at the baseball game on Friday, April 11th, 2014. The two models given away will include the WR120 desktop model and the HH54VP handheld unit. Academy Sports + Outdoors is donating...

2014-04-08 08:28:17

PARIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netatmo, an innovation company developing consumer electronics for a better and connected lifestyle, announces today the availability of Rain Gauge for the Netatmo Personal Weather Station. Weather fans can measure the level of rainfall directly from their smartphone. Consumers can monitor their personal rain fall and know when to water their plants. The Netatmo Rain Gauge records the amount of rainfall per hour or cumulated over longer periods...


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Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

Humid Pampas
2013-04-18 22:43:40

The Humid Pampa is an extensive region of flat, fertile grassland of loessic origin in Argentina. It has a precipitation average of 900 mm per year, compared to the Dry Pampas towards the west, which average less than 700 mm. Similar to the Pampas in general, the region's terrain is mostly hilly and of a temperate climate, though rich mollisols are more abundant here than to the west, where the soils are loessic origin are more common. This area is characterized by four distinct...

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