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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...

System 91S Undeveloped In Mozambique Channel Seen By NASA
2014-01-30 16:26:34

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite that observed the tropical low pressure area designated as System 91S earlier this week captured another look at a much weaker storm on January 30. Wind shear has now increased in the region, and the development chances for the tropical low pressure area have dropped. At 800 UTC/3 a.m. EST, the center of System 91S was located near 18.2 south latitude and 39.1 east longitude, about 370 nautical...

NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Dylan Making Landfall In Australia
2014-01-30 16:05:31

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Dylan and captured both visible and infrared imagery of the storm as it began landfalling. The visible image showed the extent of the storm, while the infrared data looked at the temperature of cloud tops to determine strong storms were already affecting the coast. The southwestern side of the storm had already started to make landfall in Queensland. Two instruments that fly aboard NASA's Aqua satellite were working to gather data...

2014-01-30 12:21:38

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cold, blustery weather of winter has arrived, bringing along with it the most frigid months of the year and dangerous elements for driving. The Federal Highway Administration reported that of the 6.3 million annual average car crashes, 24% or approximately 1.5 million crashes are due to adverse weather such as wet, icy, snowy or foggy conditions. Meemic Insurance Company, a Michigan-based insurance provider offering various coverage options...

2014-01-29 16:22:58

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a new study, Global Weather Corporation (GWC) provides the world's most accurate temperature forecasts. ForecastWatch, the leader in third-party weather forecast accuracy assessment, reports that GWC forecasts have the lowest error of those reviewed in both the U.S. and Europe for the period 1-9 days, using a metric of daily high temperature. A relative newcomer to the weather industry, GWC is included among the...

Tropical Cyclone 11P Headed For Queensland Seen By NASA-NOAA Satellite
2014-01-29 14:35:06

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The NASA-NOAA Satellite known as Suomi NPP flew over newborn Tropical Cyclone 11P in the Coral Sea and captured a visible image of the newly developed storm as it moves toward a landfall in Queensland, Australia. Tropical Cyclone 11P developed from the low pressure area previously known as System 99P. The VIIRS instrument aboard Suomi NPP captured an image of 11P on January 28 at 04:19 UTC/Jan. 27 at 11:19 p.m. EST. The image showed a more rounded...

Cyclone Watch Issued In Australia As NASA Sees System 99P Developing
2014-01-29 09:40:43

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the tropical low pressure area designated as System 99P and infrared data shows that the low is getting organized. Meanwhile, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology posted a Cyclone Watch for coastal areas from Port Douglas to Proserpine, Queensland that are expected to be affected by the storm. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 99P the Southern Pacific Ocean on January 28 at 14:47 UTC/9:47 a.m. EST and saw that some of the thunderstorms had...

NASA Sees Developing Tropical System Affecting Mozambique's Nampala Province
2014-01-29 09:30:44

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on a developing area of tropical low pressure known as System 91S that was brushing the Nampala Province of Mozambique on January 28. Nampula is a province in northern Mozambique and its eastern coast runs along the Mozambique Channel of the Southern Indian Ocean. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Mozambique Channel on January 28 at 10:35 UTC/5:35 a.m. EST the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument known as AIRS captured...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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