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2014-05-06 23:00:58

The heartbreaking devastation of tornadoes across the country are a reminder to homeowners that hurricane season rolls in next month, prepare now, says CEO of Gulf Atlantic Industries in Miami. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Once again, the time of year is approaching that puts all Florida homeowners on their guard—hurricane season. Even though it’s still several weeks away, hurricanes are not something to think about at last minute. The earlier homeowners start preparing, the better...

2014-05-01 20:20:37

New Satellite Will Advance Weather Forecasts on Earth and in Space DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft were delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA's next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather...

2014-05-01 20:20:31

PENSACOLA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Self-Storage Pods to all residents who were affected by the recent, devastating flash floods that swept through parts of the Alabama Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle late Tuesday and early Wednesday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b U-Haul centers have much-needed supplies available to help with...

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and southern states from Nebraska to Mississippi and a new report from a Purdue University tornado expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days. In a report published by the journal Monthly Weather Review – Jeff Trapp, a planetary sciences...

2014-05-01 08:32:26

Leading digital innovation company collaborated with The Weather Channel to design and develop new app that now provides new experience for users with social functions, improved data and a fresh, modern design. NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Makeable - a leading independent business, product and brand innovation company in New York - has partnered with The Weather Channel® for the redesign and launch of the brand's new iPhone app. Now available from iTunes, The Weather...

2014-04-30 23:23:39

Drive-Through Donation Drop-Off This Thursday and Friday Estero, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Miromar Outlets in Estero is teaming up with the America Red Cross and local media outlets for a “drive-through” fundraiser to collect relief funds for victims of the devastating spring tornadoes across the United States. The 2-day fundraising event will be held at Miromar Outlets Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Volunteers from the Lee County Chapter of the...

NASA Aqua Satellite Sees Colder Temperatures At The Tops Of Severe Weather Thunderstorms
2014-04-30 03:10:40

[ Watch The Video: GOES Animation Of The Tornadoes From April 27-28, 2014 ] Rob Gutro, NASA The weather system that dropped tornadoes in seven central and southern US states on April 27-28, moved east and generated more tornadoes on April 29. NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on the thunderstorm cloud tops in the system and found them to be higher in the atmosphere and colder. The tornado outbreak over the evening and overnight hours of April 28-29 is thought to have...

2014-04-29 23:12:33

Veteran-led disaster group responds to storms, encourages public preparedness as severe weather threatens 75 million. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, has launched Operation: Rising Eagle to support communities affected by the deadly tornado outbreak in Arkansas. A reconnaissance team has deployed to Faulkner County, Ark., to gather more information, mobilize resources, and connect with local emergency management agencies while...

2014-04-29 12:33:45

Storm still a threat as it moves eastward; people should prepare and use free app alerts WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding across the South and Midwest to help people affected by the massive storm system that has destroyed neighborhoods and left thousands without power. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO Red Cross workers opened or supported community shelters in seven states Monday night including Arkansas,...

NASA Releases Animation Of US Tornado Outbreak Seen From Space
2014-04-29 04:00:49

[ Watch The Video: GOES Animation Of The Tornadoes From April 27-28, 2014 ] Rob Gutro, NASA NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern US states on April 27-28, 2014. NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the system that revealed powerful storms, high into the troposphere. This storm...


Latest Weather Reference Libraries

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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