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2012-07-11 03:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 10: The Southeast was the targeted area yesterday for severe weather including one tornado near the North Carolina shoreline. The majority of the reports were strong wind gusts like the one in Tuscaloosa, AL which was reported at 65mph leading to damage. Hail around the size of 1.75in was also reported in Florida. Big Story Weather Outlook: Low pressure moving off the coast near Virginia will bring thunderstorms from...

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2012-07-10 03:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 9: Yesterday, there were scattered storm reports along the frontal boundary that stretched from the Carolina´s back into the Southeast. Also yesterday was one of the first days in over a couple of weeks that we didn´t talk about record-setting heat as temps stayed near their normal for this time of year. Big Story Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy skies will be found throughout the Northeast today as temps are...

Winds Played Important Role In Keeping Oil Away From South Florida
2012-07-09 16:41:40

New NSF funded study shows how currents and winds shaped where hydrocarbons from Deepwater Horizon went The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in spring 2010 is the largest oil spill in the history of the United States, with more than 200 million gallons of crude oil released at about 1,500 m. depth off the Mississippi Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the accident, the proximity of the intense Loop Current, flowing from the Yucatan Channel to the Florida Straits, raised major concerns...

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2012-07-09 03:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 6-8: A frontal boundary began to start moving through the Northern Plains finally bringing some relief from the heat to places like Chicago and Minneapolis. The front was also responsible for storms that brought hail and strong winds from the Northern Plains extending into the Mid-Atlantic back into the Southeast this past weekend. Big Story Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy skies and cooler weather will extend from the...

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2012-07-06 03:00:00

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 5: The heat continued to impact many from the Plains eastward and also into the Southeast, where many places saw temps rise above the 100F mark and heat index values around 105-115F. The severe weather was found from the Mid-Atlantic all the way back into the Southeast and along the Gulf States with reports of wind and hail damage. Big Story Weather Outlook: The Northeast will still see a few lingering...

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2012-07-05 03:00:24

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 4, 2012: The heat was around in full force yesterday from the Plains all the way into the Southeast as temps again soared well into the upper 90´s with heat index values in the 100-110F range. The biggest severe weather threat yesterday was the winds with over 200 wind damage reports extending from Minnesota down southward into the Southeast. The strongest winds were concentrated in the Southeast portion of the United...

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2012-07-04 03:00:00

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 3, 2012: Yesterday´s big story was again the heat that spread from the Northern Plains all the way eastward into the power-less places like Maryland and West Virginia. Also, the heat spread further back into the Southeast for another day where heat index values topped 105F. The other side to the story was the severe weather which also occurred in the Southeast. The main threat was from wind damage, with places from...

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2012-07-03 03:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 2: Yesterday's weather consisted of a major squall line going through Northern Minnesota bringing with it a large area of wind damage. Other areas that saw wind damage were Tennessee and Kentucky.  A third area was associated with thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast and Northern Florida. The majority of the hail reports came from Minnesota with the size ranging from 1.0in to 1.75in based on National Weather Service...

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2012-07-02 03:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 29-July 1: The major story of the weekend was the heat that continued to affect well over 2/3 of the country from the Plains all the way east and south. This weekend´s temps were record breaking for many places as they topped out above 105F. A few places that did have the record heat were Memphis TN, St. Louis MO. Both of these places cleared well over 100F. Another major huge story from the weekend was the Derecho 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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