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Aqua Satellite Captures Views Of Maryland's Severe Weather Outbreak
2012-06-08 09:21:25

[ Watch the Video ] On Friday, June 1, 2012 severe weather generated 9 weak tornadoes across Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. As the system that generated them approached, NASA's Aqua satellite gathered information about power behind it. NASA also created an animation of the severe weather as it was seen from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided both a visible and an infrared...

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2012-06-08 03:00:26

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 7: Storm damage was reported in states from the Dakota´s westward into Nebraska and Colorado, where isolated tornadoes were seen. Multiple large hail reports from the same area as well as a few reports in the Northeast. A few isolated wind reports around the Houston TX area yesterday. On an international level the big news of the day was the tornado near Perth Australia. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 8:...

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2012-06-07 03:00:30

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 6: Colorado was the hardest hit area yesterday, with hail and tornadoes being reported in the state. One report came from just outside of Denver where they actually had hail fall so hard and long that it made hail banks on the ground. Also hail was a big concern across Western North Dakota and Northeast Texas where large areas of hail and wind damage were seen. Another area of strong winds occurred near Miami Florida with...

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2012-06-06 03:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 4-5: On June 4, two tornadoes were confirmed -- one in Texas and the other in Arkansas. On June 5th, tornadoes were confirmed in Montana, while there was also strong rotation right along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi during the evening. Yesterday there was a lot of damage reported through the Southeast and also in Montana and Idaho. Large trees were snapped in many locations in Montana and Idaho with reports of winds over...

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2012-06-04 03:00:33

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 1-3: Friday was very active as we saw tornadoes in the Dakota´s along with the Mid-Atlantic region including the BWI airport. On Saturday tornadoes were reported in Eastern Colorado. Tornadoes were also reported in North Dakota and Arkansas on Sunday. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 4: Look for some isolated thunderstorms along the Eastern Seaboard today. High pressure will begin to build in over the Northern...

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2012-05-31 03:00:14

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 29, 2012: Tornado reports extended from North Carolina back into the high plains with Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas getting the majority of the tornadoes. Hail was very large yesterday with reports in Texas of hail the size of 4.5 inches in diameter. The strongest winds came from Paducah, Texas which was also the site of the large hail. This storm that hit Paducah supported a very large high top cumulus-nimbus cloud....

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2012-05-24 14:00:43

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 23, 2012: One isolated tornado was reported yesterday which was just to the southeast of New Orleans. Eastern North Carolina was hit hard yesterday with damaging winds and large hail. Also a swath of hail and wind damage occurred from Western Nebraska northward through Southeast South Dakota and into Minnesota and Iowa. Yesterday we also saw Typhoon Sanvu intensify in the Western Pacific. In the Eastern Pacific Bud became...

2012-05-23 23:02:52

Harrison family emerged unscathed from their tornado safe room following a devastating EF-4 tornado that killed hundreds last April in Athens, AL. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Today, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes(FLASH®) launched the latest in its successful educational Tale of Two Homes video series: A Tale of Two Homes — Tornado. The video tells the remarkable story of the Harrison family of Athens, AL, who survived an EF-4 tornado that completely destroyed their...

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2012-05-23 03:00:56

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22, 2012: Severe weather was confined to the Northern Plains and also along the Carolina´s through Georgia and parts of Florida. The biggest impacts were large hail and heavy rainfall along with strong wind gusts. Funnel clouds were also spotted in North Dakota. The tropical storm off the East coast has dissipated and also another new area south of Cuba has developed overnight and needs to be watched as it may have...

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2012-05-21 03:00:28

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 18-20, 2012: The tropics became active over the weekend as our first tropical storm of the season formed off the Carolina coast and spent the weekend drifting southward. Indications are that it´s now moving slowly eastward and should then start turning away from land. Friday brought one tornado to the Wyoming region with the majority of our hail reports also coming from the Dakota´s and Minnesota with isolated...


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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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  • A spider.
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