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2013-12-10 04:00:23

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 9: Yesterday, we saw some very heavy ice over the Arkansas, Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee Region. Heavy snowfall fell over parts of Southern Missouri into the Ohio River Valley. The Northern Plains also dealt with snow and blowing snow. SOCAL saw another day of cold weather. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 10: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Northeast along with its...

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2013-12-09 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 6-8: This past weekend was quite busy. Heavy rainfall extended along the Gulf Coast into the Tennessee River Valley. Some places in Mississippi picked up around 2-3 inches of precipitation. Heavy snowfall was recorded from Tennessee up into the Northeast with some places seeing between 4-14 inches. Near record high temps were seen along the Gulf Coast and some places approaching an unseasonal 80F. Record cold was...

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2013-12-04 03:50:38

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 3: The major winter storm continued to wreak havoc across a good portion of the US from the Rockies to the Plains. Snowfall totals over the Northern Plains and Rockies have ranged from 4-15 inches with some locally higher amounts. The other story was the arrival of the Arctic Air. Temps have been plunging to below zero over the Rockies and this air is going to begin spilling southward. Big Story Weather...

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2013-12-03 03:30:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 2: The potent winter storm has already started to deliver heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into the Plains. Some places have already seen 6+ inches. The other big story overnight was the fog. A large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast is seeing fog which is due to the southerly winds ahead of a very powerful winter storm. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 3: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure...

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2013-12-02 04:00:26

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 30-December 1: A potent winter storm was the big story of the weekend as it has been moving across the Pacific Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 2: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving up along the Eastern US will bring a few snow showers over Maine. Low pressure moving into the Northern Rockies will bring a significant amount of snowfall along with freezing rain to the Rockies and the...

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2013-11-22 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 21: Cold air plunged across the Plains yesterday with temps in the single digits and wind chill values well below zero. Snowfall was limited to mostly the Rockies over the past 24 hours. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 22: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure and the associated cold front will push through the Mid-Mississippi River Valley bringing rain, snow and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure...

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2013-11-21 04:00:05

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 20: Snowfall over Montana and portions of the Rockies was the big news of the day with snowfall rates around 3-5 inches in some places. The Arctic freeze was the other big story with places over the Dakotas falling into the single digits overnight. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 21: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Eastern Seaboard will keep the area dry from the East Coast to the Gulf...

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2013-11-05 03:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 4: High pressure along the East Coast kept conditions cooler yesterday. The storm system began moving into the Southwest bringing heavy rains to places in New Mexico and Texas along with snow over the Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 5: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure off the East Coast will provide the region with one more nice day from Maine to the Carolinas. A strong winter storm will...

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2013-11-04 03:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 1-3: Another fairly quiet weekend. There were some snowfall reports in the Rockies. No major severe weather outbreaks were reported and another shot of cold air plunged southward. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 4: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Eastern Great Lakes will bring a cool and dry day to the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. The Southeast and Gulf Coast will slowly start to see...

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2013-10-29 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 28: Severe weather was limited to wind gusts over Wyoming in the 60-70mph range along with a large hail report from Oklahoma at 1.75 inch. Winter weather made a big impact yesterday with many places getting heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into portions of the Northern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 29: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over Southeast Canada will bring partly cloudy skies...


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Rare Snow Visits South Africa August 7, 8 2012
2012-08-08 09:26:03

The area in red in the above image has been experiencing winter weather which is quite rare to the region; also at this time many places are still seeing rain and snow. From the South African Weather Service, they are forecasting for the Eastern Cape “Very Cold with snow heavy at times.” The majority of the regions in red in the image are going to see more rain and snow today, and some places may see heavy snowfall. Looking at forecast models of the region they will continue to see...

Record Setting Events for Dec18, 2012
2012-12-28 08:19:02

Event #1: Record Heat An island off the coast of Georgia hit a high temp of 75F, which is good enough to break their previous record. A second record setting temperature was recorded in Southern Texas as the temp hit 78F in the region. This warm air was associated with the strong southerly flow that was moving through the region yesterday. The third area to look at occurred out in Western Arizona; the location hit 78F along the slopes of the Southern Rockies as the region saw high pressure...

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was...

Daily Weather Summary From July 4, 2012
2012-07-05 08:00:00

The brief reprieve we saw this week in terms of temperatures has run its course as warmer temperatures will be reinforcing itself into the picture for the latter part of this week and weekend. Wednesday brought many 4th of July festivities and celebrations, as well as temperatures that closed into triple digits for places like Chicago in the mid-west. The 4th of July also featured fireworks in the way of thunderstorms in North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, continuing the assault of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier rainfall potential, while if you travel just to the west of the Cascades the precipitation amount...

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