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2014-05-28 23:18:06

Specialty broker, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, has become an Associate Member of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events. Serving the rain insurance and liability insurance needs for fairs and festivals across the U.S., Spectrum seeks a greater role in providing for the event insurance needs of events in the Lone Star State. Liberty, MO (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc., a leading domestic broker of rain insurance, event liability...

2014-05-28 12:29:53

SALT LAKE CITY, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather experts predict only one to two major hurricanes (with winds 111 miles per hour or higher) to strike in the Atlantic region of the United States during the 2014 season, which runs June 1 through November 30. While it is difficult to know how strong a hurricane will be until it is already in action, past experience shows how imperative it is to prepare for this force of nature to prevent as much damage to your home and family as possible....

Sentinel-1A Satellite Data Aids Balkan Flood Relief
2014-05-28 03:40:40

ESA Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavy rainfall leading to widespread flooding and landslides has hit large parts of the Balkans, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Jan Kucera of the Europan Commission’s Joint Research Centre is supervising the technical aspect of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). While mapping the flooding in...

2014-05-27 23:02:30

National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, May 31. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, May 31, so Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help you get ready for the season ahead. It’s important to take the necessary precautions now – long before inclement weather is in the forecast. These tips from Amica will help keep you, your family, and your property safe in the event of a...

2014-05-23 16:22:55

LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tornado has touched down at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas, joining Nevada's premier water park's more than 25 slides and attractions for its second season. While the park opened in April, the zero gravity experience debuts Saturday. Exclusive in Nevada, the four-person raft attraction catapults riders from 36 feet in the air through a 110-foot tunnel before dropping them into the 45-foot-wide funnel, spinning them back and forth through swirling...

2014-05-21 23:15:47

KatRisk (http://www.KatRisk.com), a leading provider of natural catastrophe risk models and data, is pleased to announce the release of unprecedented high resolution flood risk data covering the entire lower 48 United States. This new flood risk data allows insurance and financial companies, as well as home and business owners, to gain a full understanding of flood risk for individual sites across the entire country. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The KatRisk data extends beyond FEMA...

2014-05-21 23:07:45

WDT’s premium iMap Weather Radio app honored for innovation in an ever-evolving industry. Norman, OK (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) announces today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named iMap Weather Radio as a 2014 Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award winner. The awards are presented by Mobility Tech Zone, an online resource for the mobile broadband industry. Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Awards honor the development of...

2014-05-21 12:23:35

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. The growth in population of coastal areas illustrates the importance of emergency planning and preparedness for areas that are more susceptible to inclement weather conditions. The Census Bureau's rich, local economic and...

2014-05-20 23:02:07

Moore, Okla. demonstrates leadership in building resilience. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an EF4 in 2003. Since May 20, 2013, this community has taken significant steps to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter than ever before. “On this solemn anniversary, our hearts go out to...

2014-05-19 23:10:39

Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance will be a featured exhibitor at the Snow and Ice Management Association’s annual Snow & Ice Symposium, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, June 18-21, 2014. After such an extreme winter, snow insurance will be on the minds of many in the industry. Liberty, MO (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc., the leading domestic broker of snow insurance and other snow-related risk management products, will be attending the Snow...


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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