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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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2012-09-10 03:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather from September 7-9: Friday was a very busy day for severe weather along the frontal boundary as there was over 300 wind reports from Oklahoma and Arkansas northeastward into the Ohio River Valley and also multiple hail reports in this region right along the frontal boundary. Saturday the front shifted eastward and again was responsible for a large array of severe weather to include several tornadoes that hit the New York City area creating a...

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2012-09-06 13:40:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Afternoon Tropical Update for September 6, 2012: Tropics: This afternoon we still see that the low pressure which has moved into the Northern Gulf has a moderate chance of becoming a tropical system. However, time is limited as there is a strong cold front about to approach the region. Estimated winds are around 25kts with a pressure of 1009mb as of this afternoon. Hurricane Leslie continues to turn towards Bermuda with estimated winds around...

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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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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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