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2014-02-14 16:21:34

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 14 , 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In January of 2014, a weather phenomenon known as the polar vortex swept the nation. It led to an unprecedented winter storm season and stranded travelers from Atlanta to Minnesota. Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, explains three lessons travelers can learn from the polar vortex. Timing is CriticalThis season, 14 winter storms have been named. These names play a vital role in travel...

2014-02-14 08:20:49

~ Extended Warranties Protect Against the Unforeseen TALLHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With much of the nation still digging out from extreme winter weather that brought battering snowstorms, treacherous ice and Arctic temperatures, cars have become more susceptible to the dangers of rusting undercarriages caused by snow, ice and salt on roadways. Damage caused by salt and other snow treatments can be costly to repair, but auto service contracts (also known as extended...

2014-02-13 23:27:22

When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. During the recent harsh...

2014-02-12 23:28:47

Technology News Website Techivus.com Releases Its Top 10 List Of Weather Apps For Consumers Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 This rough winter continues to get rougher. Cold temperatures, snow, ice and freezing rain have taken a toll on the majority of the United States. The first day of spring isn’t until March 20th, and the way things have gone, many parts of the country will still be dealing with bad weather well after that date. A good weather app on your smartphone or...

Pineapple Express Brings Much Needed Rain To California
2014-02-12 14:08:54

[ Watch The Video: GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’ ] NASA A new animation made at NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the "Pineapple Express" bringing much needed rain and snow to California from Feb. 7 to 9. A "Pineapple Express" is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation. In this case, much-needed rain falls in central California, which was suffering from a severe drought....

NASA Sees High Thunderstorms In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-12 13:27:27

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Fobane was located southeast of Reunion Island in the southwest Indian Ocean when the TRMM satellite passed over and captured rainfall and cloud data on the storm. TRMM saw that despite Fobane weakening, there was still some punch left in a few of the thunderstorms within. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Fobane on February 11, 2014 at 0035 UTC. Fobane was very small but contained a few powerful...

2014-02-12 08:25:25

Global Access, Team Collaboration and Urgent Timelines Drive Cloud Adoption CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When The Weather Company (Weather) needed a robust and secure cloud-based platform that could handle video content as ever-changing as the weather, they looked to Sony Media Cloud Services for a solution. Weather's teams, which are located across the globe producing webisodes, long-form content and field reports, are challenged with shortened time frames and...

2014-02-11 16:22:35

Prepared to Respond Should Heavy Snow Affect Parts of Company's Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Service Areas AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) utilities in Maryland, West Virginia, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey are monitoring developing weather conditions and preparing for the possible impact of up to a foot of snow in some areas over the next several days. Current weather forecasts indicate that heavy snow could affect...

NASA Sees Rainfall In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-11 15:16:46

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Some towering thunderstorms were spotted in Tropical Cyclone Fobane as NASA's TRMM satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on February 10. Fobane was formerly Tropical Cyclone 14S and when it strengthened into a tropical storm it was renamed. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency manages the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM. TRMM has the capability to measure rainfall rates from space and data that can be used...

2014-02-08 23:02:11

With Storm season upon the US once again, one company announces a useful hotline to help. In times of disaster, it's hard to find a company that will help, Rhyne Restoration is that help. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Rhyne Restoration announces their storm hotline for victims of tornados and super storms this season. If a storm hits, call Rhyne Restoration at 404-205-2505 for assistance anywhere in the Southeastern United States. A map of service areas is available at...


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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