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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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2012-07-19 03:00:33

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 18: The day provided for plenty of severe weather from tornadoes to large hail. A few sites are being evaluated by the NWS for potential tornado damage. As of this morning there were 2 tornadoes reported along the Southeast Coast of Georgia and in the Northwest region of Nebraska, with the NWS evaluating today this list may grow. Hail reports were numbered in the 80 plus range with the largest hail reported in the Northeast....

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2012-07-18 03:00:12

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 17: There was plenty of severe weather yesterday. A land spout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landspout) was spotted in Western Kansas. Also, there were over 100 wind damage reports resulting in trees being uprooted and parts of house siding being taken off. The wind damage was found in Southeast Alabama eastward into the Florida Panhandle and then northward into Georgia and South Carolina. A second pocket of wind damage was...

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2012-07-17 03:00:43

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 16: Yesterday we saw damaging winds and storms spread through Virginia and the Carolina´s along with a pocket of storms back in the Northwest portion of South Dakota. Also, a few isolated wind and hail reports were found in the Southwest portion of the United States. The largest hail was recorded in Arizona and the strongest winds came from South Dakota. The heat hit the middle section of the country with multiple places...

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2012-07-16 03:00:21

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 13-15: Friday was not very active on the severe weather front with only a few hail reports in Iowa, Minnesota and out west in Washington. Strong gusts resulted from thunderstorms in places like Oklahoma and Kansas. On Saturday an isolated tornado was reported out on the Atlantic Ocean section of Virginia along with a wind report over 75mph in the Western portion of South Dakota. Sunday brought another day with one tornado...

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2012-07-12 03:00:41

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 11: Wind damage reports from both Kentucky and South Carolina. Also, another area of storms developed along a frontal boundary that moved through the Dakota´s extending back into Wyoming. There was flooding that spread through the Ohio River valley with strong afternoon storms which extended towards the Mid-Atlantic. Also it is important to point out that thunderstorms can be dangerous from the ground and also from the...

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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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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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