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One of the first things that you will learn when you attend college to become a meteorologist is geography. Here in this lesson we are going to take a look at one piece of that geography -- mountains.
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Anglers may retain two adult fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River beginning Thursday. Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday liberalized the limit from one adult chinook to two between Warior Rock on Sauvie Island and Bonneville Dam.
Located in the white circle is the Black Hills. The black hills are unique in that they are the highest point east of the Rockies as they extend higher than the entire Appalachians. The weather associated with this feature is impressive. If you travel about 30 miles east of the slopes you will find vast plains, however these plains could be classified as desert. The reason is that this region is part of the rain shadow of the hills meaning most of the moisture is stuck west in the...
The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the Rocky mountains act as a barrier for any large weather system that moves onshore along the Pacific...
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