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2013-01-21 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 18-20: The biggest story from the weekend was the onset of the cold air that is pushing through the Northern Plains and making its way southeastward. Some locations in the Northern Plains have been seeing low temps in the negative 20 range along with wind chill values near negative 50F. Weather Outlook for January 21: Low...

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2013-01-15 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 14: Cold air is beginning to flow in from Canada with many places about to see the coldest air in well over 20 years; high temps for many places might not get above zero by this weekend as this cold air is expected to continue to move southward. The second big story is the ice storm which is really beginning to take its toll on...

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2013-01-08 04:00:26

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 7: The approaching frontal boundary from Mexico brought some light rain to the Southwest, while the warm front along the Northwest also brought coastal showers along with higher elevation snows to the region. The majority of the United States enjoyed calm weather with high pressure in control. Weather Outlook for January 8:...

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2012-12-19 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Low pressure along the East Coast has been bringing plenty of showers and colder weather to the region. Also, a snow swath pushed through the Northern Plains yesterday dumping upwards to 4 inches in South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our big winter storm also started to get rolling in the Southwest and this is going to be the...

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2012-12-17 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 14-16: Low pressure moved through the Northern Plains and brought a wintry mix to the region along with some accumulating snowfall. The Pacific Northwest was dealing with more onshore flow and heavy rains and mountain snows. High pressure built in over the Southeast and Northeast. The weekend finished with a frontal boundary moving...

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2012-12-13 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 12: The snow and rain returned to the Northwest and there were some snow showers found to the Western Great Lakes near International Falls MN. The other big story was the moderate rains that fell along the Southeast and into Florida with some places seeing very heavy rainfall. The third big story of the day was the cold air that...

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2012-12-11 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 10: The cold front pushed further east throughout the day yesterday and brought severe weather along the Gulf Coast with multiple tornadoes being reported from Louisiana to Florida. This same storm system also brought significant snowfall to the Great Lakes region and also heavy rain along the East Coast. The remainder of the United...

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2012-12-10 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 7-9: What a weekend! We had everything from tornadoes to blizzards and cold weather this past weekend. The Northeast saw some lake effect snows. The biggest story of the weekend was the Northern Plains where they saw winds as high as 45mph along with heavy snowfall; some places saw over 1 foot of snow while the majority of the...

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2012-12-07 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 6: A frontal boundary that was moving through the Great Lakes and Northern Plains brought some light snowfall to these regions. Also the Pacific Northwest was dealing with more rain and mountain snows as conditions continue to be very saturated in the region. Flooding is now becoming a big concern for the area. The remainder of the...

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2012-12-06 04:00:51

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 5: The Southeast and Gulf Coast saw some much needed rain yesterday associated with the frontal boundary and low pressure over the Northern Gulf. The Great Lakes and Northern Plains saw some nice weather a tad bit above normal again as temps were running in the 40-50F range for the region. The frontal boundary over the Northern...


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Surface Map Features
2012-07-30 10:31:28

The map above shows our dew-point temperatures which is an important temp when it comes to weather. The dew-points help us determine how much moisture is in the atmosphere. If we look at the circle placed over Southern Mississippi we can see temps in the Mid 70’s. That is considered to be very saturated and humid type of weather. When you walk outside it feels very uncomfortable. While if we look back in Nevada we see 15, this is more respectful of being very dry air. This type of air also...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:21:39

There are many types of air present in our atmosphere. The first type is known as dry air. Dry air is described as having less than 1% of moisture in it. The best location to find this type of air is in the Southwest part of the United States and also in the Middle East. The second type of air is called moist air. This air is best defined as having moisture present in it. Anything greater than 1% would be described as being moist. The best places to find this type of air is along the...

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2012-07-17 22:12:23

Warm Air Advection: this is defined by the process of warm air flowing northward towards the colder air replacing it with warmer air. An example would be as follows. Advection is defined as the horizontal or vertical transportation of air. 8AM - South Dakota Temp 66F Winds Southwest 12mph. 8AM - Oklahoma Temp 82F Winds Southwest 20mph. Now at 1PM the warm air has moved in as the Southwest winds have pushed it northward so the new temps are as follow. South Dakota 80F - Oklahoma...

Cumulus Clouds And Their Development
2012-07-16 11:04:21

Cumulus clouds are white in appearance and are formed when warm moist air near the earth’s surface is forced aloft by day time heating. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with nice weather, however if they continue to grow and get more moisture and instability with them they can turn into Towering Cumulus and CB clouds which would change the weather to increase the chance of seeing thunderstorms. Cumulus clouds are typically associated with being found ahead of the cold front and also...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-05 10:49:20

As a meteorologist you are taught quickly the term Air Mass. This term means an area of relatively flat and uniform terrain with the same temp and moisture content. There are places in the world that are conducive for being air mass zones such as Siberia and also the flat plains of Canada. However, the key is to remember that air masses move. The area in Canada is known as the Canadian High pressure center. This high pressure moves southeastward towards the United States all the time. This...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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