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2012-12-05 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: Heat was the big news yesterday with many records being set up and down the East Coast as high temps soared into the 70´s. The second big story was the strong to severe storms that pushed through Texas overnight along with all the showers along the frontal boundary. Lastly was all the heavy rain and mountain snows that hit...

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2012-12-04 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 3: The high pressure in the Southeast brought nice weather to the East Coast and also into the Gulf Coast region. The frontal boundary that moved through the Northern Plains and also into the Great Lakes brought some colder air with it along with showers and some severe weather. Some places to the West of Chicago actually had...

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2012-12-03 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 1-2: A frontal boundary moved through the Northeast and brought a few showers and isolated snow showers to the region. Another powerful front moved through the Pacific Northwest which brought a lot of rain and mountain snows to the region. High pressure influenced the middle part of the country with mild conditions. This past...

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2012-11-30 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 29: High pressure along the East Coast kept a majority of the United States under partly cloudy skies and moderate temperatures. However the warm front pushed into the Northern Plains and brought some snow showers to North Dakota. Also the center of the low pushed into the Western Rockies and brought a warm rain to this region. The...

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2012-11-29 04:00:37

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 28: The low pressure pushed up along the Eastern Seaboard providing some rain and snow to the Northeast yesterday with some places receiving upwards to 4 inches of snowfall. The Pacific West Coast was hammered with rain with some places getting well over 2 inches of rainfall. The Plains and the Gulf Coast along with the Southwest...

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2012-11-28 04:00:56

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 27: The frontal boundary pushed through the Gulf Coast and Southeast yesterday bringing with it some strong thunderstorms which created heavy rain and strong winds along with a few small hail reports through the region. The remainder of the country dealt with high pressure and tranquil weather from the East Coast to the West Coast,...

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2012-11-27 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 26: The frontal boundary that pushed through Eastern Texas last night brought with it some small hail and strong winds to the region. The area from Oklahoma to Western Arkansas also got some rainfall. Outside of that the strong cold air pushed into Northern Florida with a few places dropping below freezing for a period of hours. The...

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2012-11-16 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 15: The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure which brought fair weather conditions to these areas. However, there was a weak frontal boundary that pushed through the Great Lakes region. Also, a new frontal system began to impact the West Coast with coastal rains and mountain snows. Weather Outlook for November 16:...

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2012-11-13 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: The big news from the day was the advancing of the cold front which moved through the Ohio River Valley and the Gulf Coast which brought mostly showers and a few snow showers on the back side, however that advanced into the East Coast. The second concern was the very cold air that filtered in behind the front as the cold...

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2012-11-12 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 9-11: The winter storm system moved through the Northern Plains over the weekend and brought with it some severe weather and also winter weather to the Western Dakotas and Montana. The Pacific Northwest dealt with some showers and cooler weather this past weekend, while the Northeast was finally given a break from all the hard...


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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...

Weather Reference Library
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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