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2012-11-08 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 7: Low pressure moving along the East Coast brought more headaches to the region as they are still trying to recover from Sandy. They are now dealing with new power outages due to the high winds near 50mph along with cold air which created some significant snowfall totals along the coast from New York northward into Boston. The West...

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2012-11-06 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 5: Yesterday the Pacific Northwest saw a cold front move on shore, providing for light rain west of the Cascades. The Southwest through the Southern Plains saw high pressure and mild temperatures, with light rain and a dusting of snow in the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies. The Central Plains experienced high pressure building in...

2012-11-01 23:39:24

Concordia researchers propose new building guidelines to clean up city air As urban populations expand, downtown buildings are going nowhere but up. The huge energy needs of these skyscrapers mean that these towers are not only office buildings, they´re polluters with smokestacks billowing out toxins from the rooftop. Our cities are dirtier than we think. New research from Concordia University just might clean them up. By examining the trajectory and amount of air pollution from a...

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2012-11-01 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. Big Story Weather from October 31: The remains of Sandy were again impacting the Northeast and Great Lakes with strong winds, heavy rainfall, and the snow was still flying in parts of West Virginia. Showers began to develop along the West Coast with the next frontal boundary and the rest of the country enjoyed a nice quiet day. Weather Outlook for November...

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2012-10-31 04:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 29-30: The big story has been the remains of Super Storm Sandy that pushed on shore late on the 29th with winds near 90mph along Atlantic City New Jersey where this storm made landfall. The biggest problem that occurred in New York City was the storm surge as it peaked over 12ft - a new record for the region. The southern portion of this storm is where all the heavy rainfall occurred as places like Baltimore got well...

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2012-10-26 04:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 25: Strong winds and snow made their way through the Great Lakes region yesterday with reports of wind damage coming in from WI and parts of MI. There was also a large area of frost and freeze advisories and warnings for the Southern Plains as our cold air mass settled into the region overnight dropping temps down into the lower 30´s for many regions. A large area of fog set up along the Gulf Coast do to the...

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2012-10-24 04:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: The West Coast was hit with strong storms through Northern California. There was plenty of snowfall in the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges also. This snow also began pushing eastward into the Northern Rockies towards places like Boise, Idaho. The next low created showers through the Northern Plains and even reports of light snow mixing in and even some accumulations in the Black Hills of South Dakota....

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2012-10-23 04:00:23

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 22: Severe weather hit the West Coast yesterday. A combination of heavy snowfall along with severe storms was found in California. This system was also responsible for producing tornadoes which hit in the Northern portion of California. One possibly hit in or near Sacramento. A few stronger storms produced hail in Central Texas and Southern Illinois. Snowfall amounts have varied from a few inches at the basins of the...

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2012-10-22 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 19-21: A strong frontal boundary began to approach the West Coast bringing some of the season´s first heavy snow to this region. The Cascades and the Sierra Nevada´s were under winter storm watches and warnings. The high pressure that slid into the Eastern portion of the United States brought some colder air down to the Southeast and Gulf Coast this past weekend. On Friday the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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