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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...

2012-06-30 23:01:21

Heat stress safety is easier than ever with the release of the Kestrel 4400 handheld weather meter, which tracks a number of critical environmental factors. (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Heat stress safety, an important issue for anyone who works or trains outdoors, has been simplified with the release of the Kestrel 4400 handheld meter. Online Kestrel meter retailer, KestrelMeters.com, recently added the Kestrel 4400 to the site´s inventory of advanced weather and wind meters. The Kestrel...

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2012-06-29 03:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 28: The heat again was the big story with many places hitting the century mark, while others were dealing with Heat Index values well over 110. Severe weather was limited to the Chicago area and also over into Pittsburg with the primary storm reports being wind and hail damage. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 29: Low pressure will bring a few lingering thunderstorms to Northern Maine throughout the day. Otherwise,...

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2012-06-27 03:00:36

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 26: Debby was downgraded to a tropical depression yesterday. However, it still kept producing extreme conditions across Northern Florida with heavy rain and surge and stronger winds. The second big event of the day came from the heat that spread across the majority of the Central Plains from the Dakota´s all the way to the Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 27: The remains of Debby are crossing...

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2012-06-26 03:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Three major events over the last 24hrs dominated the weather over the United States. First, Tropical Storm Debby continues to wreak havoc on Florida. Pretty much the entire state is dealing with massive flooding, strong winds and high seas. Secondly, was the severe weather over the Northern Rockies which brought multiple warnings overnight for the region. The third impact is the heat that is building up over the...

Saturn’s Jet Stream Process Revealed By Cassini
2012-06-26 04:35:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed just how Saturn's jet streams work, according to a new study published in the journal Icarus. Scientists have been trying to understand the mechanism that drives Saturn's jet streams, which blow faster in other places, and churn east and west across the planet. The jet streams in Saturn's atmosphere slice across the face of the planet and are visible to the human eye, and also visible at altitudes detectable by...

Big Story Weather Tropical Update
2012-06-23 04:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly This morning, residents of the Southern Gulf are waking up to a tropical system that could be named Tropical Storm Debby today. The system is about 120 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula. There is still a lot of concern for this system to start with a Northward track and then slowly drift to the west towards the LA coastline and then a strong shift west into Southern Texas for landfall later in the week. However, there is also another situation where...

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2012-06-22 03:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from June 21: The heat along the East Coast was the major weather story from yesterday, with places like Baltimore/DC getting into the upper 90´s along with New York and Boston. Southeast Michigan was the location of strong wind damage associated with the frontal boundary that moved through the area. Big Story Weather for June 22: The heat will still be found along the coast from Maryland into Virginia and parts of New...

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2012-06-21 03:00:34

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Heavy rain and scattered storms were seen from Minnesota to the Great Lakes, with places in Minnesota receiving well over 4 inches of rain. Damaging hail and wind was reported from the Panhandle of Texas all the way north into the Great Lakes region.  The second major story was the heat along the East Coast and the Mid Atlantic where places around DC and Baltimore hit the upper 90´s with heat indexes well...

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2012-06-18 03:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 15-17: On Friday there was a tornado reported in Eastern Colorado. There were also multiple hail reports, with the largest report coming from the Miami, Florida area at an estimated 3 inches in size. The strongest wind report was estimated at 82 mph near the station of KQMG in New Mexico. As for Saturday ,the tornado count was estimated at one in Southeast Colorado northeast of Pritchett. The largest hail stones on the day...


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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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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