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A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it...

One type of an Air Mass
2012-06-05 19:10:04

As a meteorologist you quickly learn the term Air Mass. This term means an area of relatively flat and uniform terrain with the same temp and moisture content. There are places in the world that are conducive for being air mass zones such as Siberia and the flat plains of Canada. However, the key is to remember that air masses move. Canada it is known as the Canadian High pressure center....

Climate for Annapolis Maryland
2012-06-05 13:34:04

Temperatures: January through February marks the winter time period for this region. Average temps are usually around 30-40F. March is the beginning of spring and the temps begin to slowly rise as the average temps are usually around 40-50F for the month. As April and May arrive the average temps rebound into the 50-60F and 60-70F range. June through August are the hottest months of the year...

Weather Terminology
2012-06-05 12:02:27

Here are a few basic weather terms that you may have heard and don't know what they mean. Convection: Convection means that an area of t-storms has developed in an unstable part of the atmosphere. Zonal flow: This Term is used when talking about the jet stream. Zonal means that the strong winds at about 20-30,000ft are blowing west to east. This is important in weather because these types...

January 2012- March 2012 La-Nina Impacts on Austin TX
2012-06-05 11:17:10

January 2012- Normal temperatures for the month are usually around 40-60F. January 2012- March 2012 El-Nino Impacts To Austin Texas January 2012 Normal temps occurred around 42% of the month, while below normal temps occurred 10% of the month and above average temps occurred around 48% of the month. This shows that during the month of January this year temps were normal to above normal...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline...

United States Hurricane Season
2012-05-22 09:33:41

The Hurricane Season starts June 1 for the Atlantic Ocean, however there are times that it may get an early start like here in 2012 were we have our first storm of the season two weeks early. So when does the Atlantic Season run? June 1- November 30 is the best time period for storms to occur.  You can further break these numbers down into regions of the ocean and Gulf of Mexico. For example...

Climate for Norfolk VA
2012-05-22 09:08:59

Norfolk VA is located along the United States East Coast and has a climate that is moderated by the warm Gulf Stream Ocean current that travels up the coast. Many large storms impact the region. Temperatures for Norfolk VA: January and February are the coldest months for the city with average temps ranging in the 30F for lows and upwards to 50F for the highs. The month of March temperatures...

Topography in Weather
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier...

Climate for San Diego CA
2012-05-21 13:53:07

San Diego is located on the United States West coast. The region is near a cold ocean current that flows from north to south and this current plays a large role in the climate of San Diego from morning fogs to cooler summers and warmer winters. Temperatures for San Diego CA: January starts off the year and is the coolest month by climate standards as temps range from 40’s in the evening...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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