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Geotail Mission Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2012-07-28 08:59:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twenty years ago, the United States relationship with Japan showed just how restored it was since the second world war, as the two countries' space agencies launched a joint mission together. The Geotail mission launched into space aboard a Delta II launch vehicle 20 years ago from this week, kick-starting a set of coordinated missions known as the International Solar Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) project. ISTP studied the magnetic...

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2012-07-27 04:00:41

Big Story Weather from July 26: The frontal boundary shifted a tad bit further east and was responsible for plenty of severe weather yesterday, as we had tornado reports in Southern New York along with hail reports from New York southward back into Ohio. Also a few hail reports also came out of Iowa. The major impact from this frontal boundary was the winds which extended from New York all the way south back into Texas and Oklahoma. A second area of strong winds developed into Georgia and...

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2012-07-26 03:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 25: The frontal boundary that extended from Michigan back towards Texas was responsible for strong wind damage across the entire region. A second area of strong wind was found with a cluster of storms that occurred in Southwest Georgia and Northern Florida. The heat continued to bake the drought stricken area and also the Southeast part of the United States as temps soared over 100 again. Big Story Weather Outlook...

2012-07-24 23:00:51

In addition to the many other public safety alerts available, AlertID adds a new alert feature to warn families in all 50 states of severe weather such as dangerous hurricanes, tornadoes and other violent storms. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 AlertID, a free mobile app and Internet service that helps protect families and communities against crime, threats of terrorism, dangers to our children and emergencies like fires or floods, announced today that it offers a new feature that...

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2012-07-24 03:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 23: The heat was on in the middle part of the United States as many places saw temps reach into the triple digits along with heat index values over 105. The majority of the severe weather was found in the Northeast yesterday extending down into the Mid-Atlantic. Along the frontal boundary, hail and wind damage were the primary reports.  Many hail reports came in over 1.5 inches and larger. Heavy tropical rains were...

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2012-07-23 03:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 20-22: Friday proved to be a fairly active day for severe weather with well over 80 damaging wind reports along with 30+ hail reports. The strongest winds were found in the Montana region. The largest hail was found in Western Oregon, Washington and parts of Idaho. Saturday brought one single tornado report in the far northwest portion of North Dakota along with many wind damage reports in Eastern Texas and more isolated...

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2012-07-20 03:00:14

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 19: Yesterday was a busy day in the wind department, with well over 100 damaging wind reports from places like Central South Dakota, Northern North Dakota, Kentucky and also the Ohio River Valley region. Many locations recorded winds in excess of 60mph. The remainder of the wind reports were scattered throughout the Southeast and back into the Southern Plains along a frontal boundary.  Hail reports of 1.75 inches were...


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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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