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Climate for Tokyo Japan
2012-05-08 09:54:10

Tokyo is located in the Central part of Japan. On the Eastern shore of Japan is Tokyo Bay which connects to the Pacific Ocean. Just outside Tokyo Bay runs a warm ocean current which plays a role in the climate of Tokyo. Temperatures for Tokyo Japan: Average temperatures for the months of January through March range from the 30’s in January upwards to the 50’s by March. April starts...

The Noreaster of April 2012
2012-05-07 14:43:40

What makes a Nor’easter so special to the world of weather? Is it because of the massive region that is impacted or is it because of the strength of the storm? Both of these statements are true. Nor’easters are most common in the late fall through early spring.  They form when conditions are favorable for their development. Most typically what happens is, an area of Low pressure will...

Climate of San Diego California
2012-05-07 11:21:31

Climate is best described as the overall long range pattern of moisture and temperature for a given region over a period of 10-30yrs. This reference is about the Climate of San Diego California. Temperatures for San Diego: In January, which is winter for this region, the temperatures are in the 60’s during the daytime and the 40’s at night. Winter is coming to an end during February and...

Tropical Weather Systems
2012-05-07 10:49:26

Tropical systems are weather features that form in the tropics and can become very intense areas of low pressure that impact many coastal regions throughout the world. They usually form between 5 and 15 latitude. This is because a tropical system is a vertical extension in the atmosphere of a large thunderstorm development. In order for these thunderstorms to move they need something in the...

Cumulus Clouds
2012-05-07 08:43:06

There are several types of cumulus clouds. Some are only 3,000ft above the ground while others are found above 20,000ft. They range in size from small to very large and have a wide aspect on impacting the weather. Cumulus- These clouds are generally found 3,000ft above the ground and white in color. They are formed by warm air rising from the surface and saturating in the upper levels. These...

Weather and Climate
2012-05-07 08:14:45

Weather: The elements of the atmosphere such as clouds, precipitation, heat, cold, winds, and air pressure that impact us on a daily basis. Climate: Weather over a long period of time. 30yrs of data is recorded for a station to determine its climate. Climate is the temperature and moisture of an area. An example of the difference in climate can be seen in the desert southwest of the...

Weather and Forecasting
2012-04-24 18:30:02

Weather and Forecasting is a scientific journal published by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). It features articles on forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. It also features submissions on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical post-processing techniques, and articles that demonstrate...

Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
2012-03-22 18:45:25

The Band-rumped Storm Petrel, (Oceanodroma castro), also known as the Madeiran Storm Petrel or Harcourt’s Storm Petrel, is a species of storm petrel in the family Hydrobatidae. It is found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the Atlantic, these include the Azores and Madeira; in the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands. This bird is about 7.5 to 8.25 inches long with a 17-...

Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus
2012-01-12 22:52:34

The Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus) is a species of bird in the family Odontophoridae. It is found in northern South America, from Panama to Costa Rica. It also occurs on Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. Its habitats are subtropical and tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest. Image Caption: A...

Heat Lightning
2009-07-21 16:27:18

Heat Lightning is actually faint flashes of lightning reflecting outward from distant thunderstorms. These flashes usually do not produce thunder as the storm is sometimes too far away to be heard. The term heat lightning got its name because it often occurs on hot summer nights and does not produce audible thunder. One reason heat lightning can be seen so far away is due to the reflection of...

Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.