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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...

Two Hurricane Global Hawks Take To The Sky
2012-08-17 15:46:52

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms. The unmanned aircraft, dubbed "severe storm sentinels," are operated by pilots located in ground control stations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., and NASA's Dryden Flight Center on Edwards Air Base, Calif. The NASA Global Hawk is...

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2012-08-16 03:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 15: Yesterday was a big day for hail as many places in the Northeast from New Jersey to Long Island New York had hail averaging in size of 1.0in. A second area of hail reports set up from Western Minnesota into Western Iowa. There were multiple wind damage reports from the New Jersey and New York Long Island area. Wind reports were scattered all up and down the east coast along the frontal boundary and then a few more...

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2012-08-15 03:00:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 14: Severe weather was found in the Baltimore area along with places in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia where multiple reports of 1-inch plus hail was reported. Strong damaging wind reports were scattered from New York state southward into portions of Alabama along the frontal boundary with a report of many places having tree damage. A second pocket of strong storms struck in the Northern portion of Texas along...

2012-08-13 15:46:46

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground — and so are wind farms. However, do wind power plantsgenerate turbulence that could endanger lightweight planes? A simulation can compute how these power plants influence aircraft at various wind speeds and wind directions. For a motorized hangglider or a one-seater weighing 300 kilograms: the business of flying by ultra-light aircraft is booming. That is also why numerous airfields are applying for the...

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2012-08-10 03:00:28

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 9: Yesterday provided plenty in the way of severe storms which included hail and wind damage reports. There were over 200 wind reports spreading from Illinois eastward into PA and NY, as well as southward along the frontal boundary through KY and TN and MS and then east to west along the Gulf Coast from Florida back westward into Texas. Hail reports were confined to around the center of the low in the Midwest. The hot spots...

2012-08-08 23:53:45

Research has revealed that the extremely hot, dry and windy conditions on Black Saturday combined with structures in the atmosphere called 'horizontal convective rolls' -similar to streamers of wind flowing through the air - which likely affected fire behavior. The study is the first of its kind to produce such detailed, high-resolution simulations of weather patterns on the day and provides insights for future fire management and warning systems. The work was led by Dr Todd Lane and Ms...


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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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