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2012-09-05 03:05:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 4: Another warm day from the Southern Plains into the Western Gulf of Mexico region as temps soared into the upper 90´s and lower 100´s with heat index values over 105 for many places. Heavy rains developed through the afternoon from Western Alabama, Florida Panhandle and also Eastern Mississippi. All of this was associated with a piece of energy from Isaac that is making its way southward and back towards the...

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2012-09-04 03:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from Sept. 3: The heat returned to the Southern Plains as many places were near 100 with heat index values over 105. Severe weather reports from yesterday included large hail in South Dakota and also in Central Kansas. Multiple damaging wind reports occurred from Mississippi to Alabama and part of Georgia. Another pocket of damaging winds occurred in the Carolina´s. A third area was found back in Kansas and Missouri. Big...

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2012-09-03 03:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from Aug 31- Sep 2: The remains of Isaac continued to drench the Midwest with some much needed rain. However, it did come pretty fast leading to flash flooding as well as a few tornadoes to Missouri and Illinois. September 1 was ushered in with more tornadoes from Isaac as the tornados hit Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois. Large areas of wind damage from Isaac spread eastward into the Mid-Atlantic region. Another...

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2012-08-30 03:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 29, 2012: The major story across the United States was the movement of Tropical Storm Isaac as it continued to create havoc across LA/MS/AL. There were reports of storm surges of at least 12 feet in some places, flash flooding with areas like New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast getting over 12 inches of rain. The winds that came through the area brought gusts near 60-70mph across the entire region. Tornadoes were also...

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2012-08-23 03:00:05

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 22: The big news from yesterday was the very heavy rainfall that encompassed the Southwest portion of the United States where flash flooding was reported and is still occurring. A patch of frost was forecasted for the overnight hours in Southern Oregon. The drier conditions have again led to fire watches for the Northern Rockies along with the Northern Plains. A fairly tranquil day with few severe weather reports. A few hail...

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2012-08-22 03:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The top headline of the day was the formation of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Atlantic. Severe weather reports included a tornado touchdown in the Southwestern portion of Utah and also a waterspout moved onshore near Chambers County Texas. Strong wind damage reports were found in Arizona, Montana and also Northeastern Florida. Both reports out of Montana and Florida had wind gusts in excess of 70mph. Big Story...

2012-08-21 10:21:08

MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Florida International University unveiled the nation's first university research facility capable of simulating Category 5 hurricane winds. The 12-fan Wall of Wind is a major research project of FIU's International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC), which was established, in part, with funds from the Hurricane Andrew We Will Rebuild effort. Additional funding from the state (including a Center of Excellence grant), the federal government...

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2012-08-21 12:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Afternoon Tropical Update for Aug 21, 2012: Now that we have Tropical Depression 9L on our hands and probably soon be looking at 10L this week. Let´s take a further look and see where these things are headed. Currently we have Tropical Depression 9L which has formed as of this morning and has now put the United States on alert as this storm is going to intensify over the next few days. It looks like it will become our next hurricane of the...

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2012-08-20 03:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 17-19: On Friday the frontal boundary continued to be the source of severe weather with the majority of the reports being strong wind damage from Texas into the Carolina´s. A few hail reports were also found in Kansas and Texas along with Arkansas. Saturday saw damaging winds in the Southern Plains and also very heavy rain along the Gulf Coast. On Sunday we saw more heavy rain along the Gulf Coast and also isolated hail...

Magnetic Turbulence Could Cause Solar Wind Temperature Rise
2012-08-19 06:44:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Magnetic turbulence is most likely the reason that solar wind moving away from our sun and our solar system is hotter than it theoretically should be, according to new research from scientists at the University of Warwick. As solar wind leaves the sun and expands beyond the solar system, it should begin to cool off due to the lack of particle collisions to dissipate energy, the university explained in a Friday press release. That...


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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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