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2012-09-20 03:00:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: A weak frontal boundary moved through the Great Lakes and brought some precipitation to places like Chicago and around Lake Michigan. The big story was the cold air that took hold over the Plains and also parts of the Northeast. The warm air continued over the western part of the United States. Severe weather was limited to WI with hail and wind reports the main threat. Weather Outlook for September 20: A cold...

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2012-09-19 03:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Fire danger continued through the Northern Plains due to the dry and windy conditions. We also saw a few snowflakes in the upper parts of Michigan. Frost and freeze conditions continued through the Great Lakes region and Northern Plains. Severe weather yesterday was found all up and down the eastern seaboard with well over 90 wind damage reports from Florida northward into the big Metropolitan cities along the...

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2012-09-18 03:00:59

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 17: The heat continued in the Southwest, while the Gulf Coast got hit with heavy rainfall amounts between 1-3 inches and some higher amounts. The frost hit the pumpkins in the North and it evened snowed in Colorado. One tornado was reported in Kansas along with damaging winds along Lake Michigan and also a few reports in Kansas, Texas, Tennessee and southern Alabama. Weather Outlook for September 18: A strong cold...

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2012-09-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 14-16: The Northern portions of the Dakota´s along with the Great Lakes and portions of the Northeast dealt with their first frost and freeze conditions. The heat continued in the western portion of the United States as places like Los Angeles dealt with 100 degree heat. Friday´s severe weather included wind reports from Upstate New York.  Saturday was tranquil with no severe weather. On Sunday there...

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2012-09-14 03:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 13: Another really quiet day across the country. There were a few thunderstorms in the Southern Plains, however nothing severe. Also the Northern Plains was dealing with frost and freezing conditions and also strong winds which have led to fire watch and dangers. The majority of the United States enjoyed a beautiful end of another summer day. Weather Outlook for September 14: Nice weather will prevail through the...

Wind Energy – Enough To Power The World?
2012-09-11 08:13:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution for Science report that there is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand, especially through the use of atmospheric turbines. Atmospheric units convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy, creating even more power than ground and ocean based units. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, examines the...

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2012-09-11 03:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 10: A large area of high pressure moving into the Ohio River valley was responsible for bringing some of the coldest air that we have seen in a while. A quiet day on the severe weather front as high pressure was in control of a good portion of the US. However, we did manage to see a few damaging wind reports in Wyoming and also one in Southern California. Outlook for September 11: Another nice day for 2/3 of...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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