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NOAA Finds Fewer Days Featuring Tornadoes But Increased

NOAA Finds Fewer Days Featuring Tornadoes, But Increased Prevalence Of Clusters

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now...

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2014-10-13 12:30:47

- Secured 2 blocks of 2X5 in the 800 MHz band and 4 blocks in the 2.6 GHz band at euro 121.8 mln ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A. ("WIND Hellas"), a leading integrated telecommunications provider headquartered in Athens, Greece, announced today that following a multiple round auction it has acquired spectrum of 2 x 10MHz in the 800MHz band and 2 x 20MHz in the 2.6GHz band, for a total of euro 121.8 million, in line with reserve...

2014-09-25 23:10:08

The re-emergence of wind energy is providing new options for power... (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Energy in the United States has been a hot topic for many years. The growing costs of oil and political unrest across the globe has created a need to take a closer look at power. Wind power has been researched for a long time and seen as a potential alternative to many combustible power sources. Already, there are many locations that have taken steps to harness wind power. The existence of...

asian lady beetle
2014-09-22 03:00:44

Chris Barncard, University of Wisconsin-Madison Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air — and the soybeans — were still? Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion's share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist's study, which is among the first to...

Study Offers New Way To Predict Hurricane Strength And Destruction
2014-09-17 03:09:17

By Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction. Vasu Misra, associate professor of meteorology and co-director of the Florida Climate Institute, and fourth-year doctoral student Michael Kozar introduce in the Monthly Weather Review of the American Meteorological Society a new...

tornado alley
2014-09-17 06:30:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together, the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas have many names. They are considered the High Plains, the Breadbasket, the site of the Dust Bowl, and perhaps most importantly Tornado Alley. Every year from early May to early July, tornadoes rip through this area with a higher frequency than anywhere else on the continental US. A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado...

2014-09-08 16:20:46

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Sept. 9 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, tornado researcher Paul Markowski will present "How to Make a Tornado: Ideas Emerging from Decades of Theory, Simulation and Field Observations" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A professor of meteorology at Penn State, Markowski will examine the process by which a tornado is formed within...

2014-09-02 23:02:43

Tornadoes leave behind a path of destruction and cause much stress before, during and after they hit an area. Being prepared and knowing what to do in case of tornado is important. Waco, TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 When weather conditions are right, tornadoes can occur anywhere and at any time day or night, leaving behind a path of destruction. In fact, the United States leads the world in tornado occurrences with an average of 1,253 tornadoes per year. Rainbow International offers the...

2014-08-26 16:22:57

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/asia_pacific_renewable_energy_policy_handbook.htmlAsia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014Summary"Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014" is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on...

2014-08-26 16:22:43

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/north_south_america_renewable_energy_policy_handbook_1.htmlNorth and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014Summary"North and South America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014" is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists...

approaching tornado
2014-08-06 14:24:32

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Published Wednesday in the journal Climate Dynamics, Professor James Elsner writes that though tornadoes are forming fewer days per year, they are forming at a greater density and strength than ever before. So, for example, instead of one or two forming on a...


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Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

ENSO Impacts on Baltimore Tornado Count
2012-12-29 12:12:03

ENSO has an impact on the severe weather across the United States.  As we look at the above graph we see that the area of Baltimore is impacted by ENSO and its tornado count. The stats are for the described years to the left of each bar. During a La-Nina the tornado count picks up for the region; within 50 miles of the city up to 9 tornadoes occurred during the 2000 event. The 2010 EL-Nino set into the region and the tornado count dropped to around 4 tornadoes within 50 miles of the...

Weather Report For July 27-29, 2012
2012-07-30 11:15:32

Three big weather events from this past weekend included the heat wave and also the severe weather that struck. First, the heat that is being, and has been, felt in the Southern Plains is on the average of 10-15 degrees above the average for many places, along with that is the Heat Index values that have been surpassing the 100-110 range. The second big impact of the weekend was the severe weather that went through PA/NY/NJ where there were confirmed tornadoes and the damage has put...

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