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Tropical Cyclone Edna Brushes By New Caledonia
2014-02-05 13:17:18

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand. New Caledonia warnings were still in effect on February 5 as Edna continues moving along the southwestern part of the island. An Amber Alert was in effect for the whole southern province as well as the community of Canala and a Yellow Alert was in effect for the rest of the territory. NASA's...

2014-02-04 23:23:16

Weather Defender Commercial Edition is a feature rich, leading emergency alert system that is designed to save lives and property by providing advanced warning of impending hazardous weather allowing for critical preparation time. SWIFT Weather is now offering federal, state and local government agencies – including active and retired U.S. military and first responders – 40 percent off as part of a Weather Notification Initiative. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 SWIFT...

Mid-Level Solar Flare Emitted By Sun Feb. 3, 2014
2014-02-04 12:12:58

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, beginning at 11:57 p.m. EST on Feb. 3, 2014, and peaking at midnight EST. NASA released images of the flare as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere...

NASA's Aqua Satellite Tracking System 94P Near Queensland
2014-02-04 08:05:51

NASA A tropical low pressure area known as "System 94P" has tracked across western Queensland and moved into the Gulf of Carpentaria between Karumba and Gilbert River Mouth on February 3 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. System 94P continues to struggle to organize into a tropical depression, and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology or ABM has dubbed the storm "Fletcher." ABM expects the low pressure area to bring heavy rain to the Gulf Country district, mostly to coastal parts...

Tropical Storm Kajiki Dissipated Over South China Sea
2014-02-04 07:57:53

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite captured one of the last images of Tropical Storm Kajiki as it began moving over the central Philippines on Jan. 31. The storm, known locally as Basyang, dissipated over the South China Sea today, Feb. 3. On January 31 at 04:45 UTC/Jan. 30 at 11:45 p.m. EST, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer known as the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Kajiki. At the time Aqua was flying over...

2014-02-03 23:03:09

Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notifications. Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Emergency Communications Network (ECN), the nation’s largest provider of multimodal notification solutions, is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado...

2014-02-03 12:25:38

World weather leader accurately forecasts "no snow" at MetLife Stadium 45 days before game day. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center - The day of the Big Game finally arrived and football fans everywhere -- whether watching the game from their living rooms or the 50 yard line - were ready for weather conditions and their possible impacts, thanks to AccuWeather forecasts. For a full 45 days before game day, AccuWeather was accurately...

2014-01-31 23:23:46

Data Company Taps 30-year Weather Database: Weather Analytics Makes Weather Verification Accessible Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Weather companies are quickly becoming a new cottage industry in the Startup world. With increased focus on the here-and-now, one company is pushing the envelope – into the past. Weather Analytics provides industry solutions to a wide range of sectors. Yet the bulk of their business has nothing to do with tomorrow’s forecast or ‘Green Screen...

NASA Sees Tropical Depression Kajiki Over Central Philippines
2014-01-31 14:16:52

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Kajiki developed from the second tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season and quickly moved over the central Philippines. NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured infrared data on the storm as it drops more rainfall on an already soggy area. The Philippines have been battered by moderate to heavy rainfall over the last couple of months, and newborn Tropical Depression Kajiki, known locally in the Philippines...

2014-01-30 23:24:25

The Southern US is getting hit with some uncharacteristically cold weather. Here are 5 deals southern residents can utilize to stay warm this week, courtesy of BluePromoCode. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 As Arctic temperatures hit the Southern portion of the US, consumers may be unprepared for the sudden cold weather. Some areas of the US were reported by the Weather Channel to be colder than the South Pole during the first Polar Vortex. Many areas which were not prepared for the cold weather...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'