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2013-06-06 20:20:59

Virtual news event gathers tornado science and safety experts to dispel myths that endanger the public and weaken building practices TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today convened a virtual news conference with leading experts in tornado science, meteorology and construction to set the record straight on tornado safety and building practices. Participants dispelled myths and clarified misinformation that...

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2013-05-31 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 30: Another active severe weather day with around 16 tornadoes spread across Oklahoma, Arkansas and an isolated one in Illinois. Oklahoma saw five and Arkansas ten. Hail was a huge problem again with these storms. The largest recorded hail of the day comes out of Oklahoma with the size of 4.25 inches - equivalent to the size of a...

2013-05-28 21:51:04

Wind energy capacity is growing rapidly in the cold climates of the world. According to the latest forecasts, between 45 and 50 gigawatts of wind energy will be built in cold climates by 2017, which would mean an increase of as much as 72 per cent since the end of 2012 and investments amounting to approximately EUR 75 billion. “This is a huge opportunity,” says Research Scientist Tomas Wallenius from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. “There has been a lot of talk...

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2013-05-27 04:00:06

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 24-26: A busy weekend in the weather world. Parts of Western New York and into Connecticut saw around 3 feet of snow. Severe weather brought heavy rains to the Northern Plains, with many places seeing flooding conditions. San Antonio TX also saw more rainfall to add to the flooding woes. The winter weather continued with frost and...

El Nino Has A New Rhythm
2013-05-27 04:59:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Climate experts from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Meteorology Department and International Pacific Research Center have reportedly discovered why the weather phenomenon known as El Nino typically peaks around Christmas and ends sometime between the months of February and April. As it turns out according to researchers, "An unusual wind pattern that straddles the equatorial Pacific during strong El Nino events and swings back...

2013-05-24 23:19:52

In light of the the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma, Kansas and throughout the Mid-West, All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing some important Tornado Safety Tips to be seriously considered. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Contrary to popular belief, tornadoes can occur year round and in any location. Some regions of the United States see a significantly higher number of tornadoes due to their unique landscape and geography. According to the Weather Channel, a tornado is defined...

Politicians Criticized For Lack Of Understanding In Response To Climate Change And Extreme Weather
2013-05-24 09:04:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In July 2012 the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released an infographic detailing the associations between extreme weather in the US and the evidence of climate change. In the report, the graph explained that strong evidence of climate change was seen in droughts, coastal flooding and heat waves, while limited evidence was seen for tornadoes and hurricanes. However, on the heels of devastating events, such as last fall´s...

Oklahoma Tornado Storm System Captured By Satellites
2013-05-22 11:11:22

[Watch the video “Satellite Sees Storm System Generate Powerful Oklahoma Tornado”] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to natural disasters, survivors often ask why and how such a thing could have occurred. In the case of the tornado that struck and devastated Moore, Oklahoma this week, those questions will still be asked, but researchers can at least determine how the storm was generated. Satellites operated by NASA and the National...

2013-05-22 08:22:49

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCQB: SWET) (the "Company"), the inventor of a large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structure capable of producing abundant, inexpensive electricity, today announced the allowance of Patent Application Number 13/098,476, titled "Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices and Methods", by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers a structure for producing electricity, specifically a tower capable of...

2013-05-20 20:22:25

Deadly tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest prompt nonprofit organization to bring attention to life safety and home protection options TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As nearly uninterrupted severe weather threats continue following tornado destruction last week through today, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is highlighting critical actions that will help families and homes survive when tornadoes or severe storms strike....


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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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