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2014-07-02 23:13:20

US Federal Contractor Registration is encouraging businesses to become registered FEMA contractors to help in the relief efforts and debris removal when Tropical Storm Arthur hits the east coast of the country for 4th of July weekend. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is reporting the the creation of a small tropical cyclone formation just east of the Central Florida Atlantic Coast. Currently the low pressure area of the storm is about...

2014-06-30 23:07:07

NY and NJ Fire Equipment Company Offer Hurricane Preparedness Tips Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With June signifying the start of a 6 month long hurricane season coupled with some harsh weather during hurricane season in recent years, NY and NJ fire equipment company All Hands Fire Equipment offers some strategies to help families prepare and react sagely in case of a hurricane or other severe weather. Donald Colarusso, of AllHandsFireEquipment.com says, “Not only is it hurricane...

2014-06-30 04:20:50

BEIJING, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Oscar Cabrera Coca, Minister of the Ministry of Interior of Bolivia, sent a letter of thanks to Kerui Petroleum to express his gratitude for Kerui's international humanitarian assistance to the flood-stricken areas. From January to February, 2014, a continuous storm flood hit Bolivia, and more than 100 cities and 17,000 hectares of farmland were affected by the disaster, which resulted in large casualties and a great shortage of food...

Researchers Create Improved Method Of Hurricane Forecasting
2014-06-26 03:48:47

National Science Foundation Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Working with researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting that incorporates high-resolution airborne radar observations from the inner core of the storms. This approach has shown great promise for hurricane...

2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-06-24 16:26:29

Satellite Solutions Ensure Emergency Preparedness, Response and Restoration GERMANTOWN, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations...

2014-06-24 12:25:41

In recognition of Lightning Safety Awareness Week, Weather Decision Technologies announces Weather Radio alerting application for iOS with expanded features at reduced price NORMAN, Okla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) has released a completely redesigned version of its popular Weather Radio mobile application for iOS and reduced the price by half to $4.99 on both iOS and Android platforms. Weather Radio is a life-safety app,...

approaching tornado
2014-06-24 05:16:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Comprised of a relatively narrow swath of land bordered on the east by the Appalachian Mountains, on the west by the Rockies and extending from central Texas as far north as North Dakota, Tornado Alley sees its fair share of activity each year. And when you compare the vast difference in the total number of tornadoes that are visited on Europe and China, 57 and 3 for 2013 respectively to the 811 that touched down in the US, one...

2014-06-23 23:04:04

The number of industry enterprises is forecast to continue its descent, as the dominance of the industry's two largest players pose rising barriers to success in the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Weather Forecasting Services industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 A focus on product line expansion has benefited the Weather Forecasting Services industry over the past five years....

2014-06-23 13:20:37

University of Exeter New study shows drought, heat waves and cold spells linked to air flow changes Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown. Changes to air flow patterns around the Northern Hemisphere are a major influence on prolonged bouts of unseasonal weather – whether it be hot, cold, wet or dry. The high altitude winds normally blow from west to east around...


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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