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Wild Weather In 2012 Makes For Second Costliest Year In History
2013-06-13 15:49:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has crunched the numbers and has a final figure. According to the data, a year of wild weather made 2012 the second costliest year since 1980, incurring overall damages in the billions. A total of 11 weather and climate disasters hit the US hard last year, resulting in 377 deaths and $110 billion in damages. 2005´s hurricane heavy weather (four hurricanes, including Katrina, made...

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2013-06-13 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 12: A strong line of storms moved from Iowa all the way into the Ohio River Valley. This line of storms was responsible for a large swath of severe weather from large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The heat continued in the Southwest and also the Southern Plains, also pushing into the Southeast with many places in the 90-115F...

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2013-06-12 04:00:42

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 10-11: Severe weather impacted a good portion of the Mid-Atlantic region with tornadoes, heavy rain and also hail along with flooding rains. Severe weather also hit the Northern Rockies through the Northern Plains with large hail, heavy rains and isolated tornadoes. The heat wave continued to impact the Southwest with places soaring...

2013-06-06 23:42:51

Over 14,000 Meals Donated in Only 2 Days Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 eFoodsDirect, a Utah-based company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of emergency food announced today an overwhelming response to their plan of getting food to the victims of the devastating tornadoes that have wrecked havoc across Oklahoma and the Midwest this past two weeks. On May 20, 2013, a massive tornado (rated EF-5) cut a swath over 1 mile wide through the city of Moore, Oklahoma...

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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...


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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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