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2012-10-08 04:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 5-7: The big story from the past three days has been the arrival of cold polar air into the United States. We are slowly going to see this modify before the next shot comes in later this week. Frost and freeze warnings have been expanded down into the Southern Plains and eastward across a good portion of the Ohio River Valley. Severe weather was very limited this past weekend due to all the colder air in place,...

Big Story Weather – October 5, 2012
2012-10-05 04:00:22

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 4: The first big winter storm of the season has now pushed into Canada. However, in its wake it left places in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota dealing with snowfall amounts of 2-14 inches. A fairly tranquil as there were only a few reports of severe weather. The cold air was a big story as some places in Montana and the Dakotas dealt with overnight lows into the 20´s. Weather Outlook for October 5: The...

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2012-10-04 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 3: Polar Storm “1” has been moving through the upper Plains and Western Great Lakes bringing with it periods of cold rain, rain-snow mix and also snow to North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota. Some places have started to pick up anywhere from a dusting to a few inches. Severe weather was very limited yesterday as there was only one report of hail in Southern Illinois. Other than that it was a quiet day....

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2012-10-03 04:00:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from October 2: The cold air has started to invade the Northern Rockies and will continue to push southward over the next few days. A quiet day with only one isolated wind report in the Carolina region. Other than that the heat in the Southwest continued. Along with that we had Red Flag Warnings over the Northern Plains with the strong dry southerly winds impacting the area. Weather Outlook for October 3: A few lingering showers...

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2012-10-02 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from October 1: The cold air has started to filter in towards the Southeast part of the United States behind the cold front. Temps in many places dropped into the 50´s in the region. The strong winds through the Northern Plains have led to an increase in fire danger throughout the region. Severe weather occurred through the Southeast with one tornado in South Carolina. Strong wind reports were found in Eastern Tennessee and spread...

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2012-10-01 04:00:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 28-30: This past weekend brought plenty of rainfall along with quite a bit of severe weather. Here is just a few of the reports from this weekend. On the 28th we saw one tornado in Western PA, along with multiple wind damage reports in the Mid-Atlantic region. On the 29th the action was found in Texas and South Carolina as Texas had wind damage and also two reported tornadoes. The 30th brought more severe weather along...

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2012-09-28 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 27: Severe weather hit the frontal boundary hard yesterday as there were reports of tornadoes in both Colorado and PA. The hail was the big story as many places got hit hard with hail in Colorado. In some place there were reports of hail in depth on the ground making it look like snow. Weather Outlook for September 28: Stationary boundary will again extend from the Mid-Atlantic region all the way back...

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2012-09-27 03:00:00

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 26: Another severe weather day from the Texas Panhandle all the way northeastward into the Ohio River Valley and parts of the Mid-Atlantic. These areas dealt with strong winds, damaging hail and heavy flooding rains. Also the cool weather was in place over the Northern Plains yesterday morning. Weather Outlook for September 27: Stationary boundary and the associated low will again create a severe weather setup from...

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2012-09-26 03:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 25: A big day in the severe weather arena as our frontal boundary gained a lot more strength than I thought it would and was responsible for tornadoes in and around Indiana. There were multiple reports of large hail from Indiana westward through Missouri and southward back into the Southern Plains from Kansas to Texas. We also saw a lot of wind damage reports in the same area yesterday. The rainfall rates were heavy...

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2012-09-25 03:00:37

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 24: Another cold evening occurred this time from the Midwest eastward into the Northeast as the area of high pressure continued to make its way eastward.  There was no major severe weather from yesterday as most of the nation was dry or cold. The only place that did see rain showers was South Florida along the stationary boundary. Weather Outlook for September 25: High pressure will shift off the East...


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.