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2013-06-17 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14-16: Severe weather for this past weekend consisted of a tornado in Texas and one in Nebraska. There were multiple hail and wind damage reports across a good portion of the Plains. The heat continued into the weekend over the Southwest and also the Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast with many places in the upper 90´s to the 110F...

2013-06-06 11:49:18

Efforts to restore sturgeon in the Great Lakes region have received a lot of attention in recent years, and many of the news stories note that the prehistoric-looking fish are "living fossils" virtually unchanged for millions of years. But a new study by University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues reveals that in at least one measure of evolutionary change–changes in body size over time–sturgeon have been one of the fastest-evolving fish on the planet. "Sturgeon...

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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...

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2013-05-30 04:00:13

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 29: A very busy day yesterday. 23 tornados were reported with Nebraska having the most, while Kansas had four and OK, WI, IA, TX all having one each. Large hail again dominated the severe sector with the largest reported hail at 2.75 inches which occurred in Oklahoma. Damaging winds occurred all through this region with the strongest report...

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2013-05-24 04:00:01

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 23: Cold weather settled in over the Great Lakes last night as places were under frost and freeze warnings with this unseasonably cold weather. Severe weather was over the Texas Panhandle last night with five reported tornadoes in the region. Large hail was also in this same region along with parts of Oklahoma and into the Mid-Atlantic....

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2013-05-23 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 22: Another day of severe weather yesterday. Impacts were seen from Central Mississippi into the Northeast and places in New York dealt with flooding rains. The severity level of the storms was lower, however there were still damaging winds reported in this region as well as flooding rains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 23:...

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2013-05-21 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 20: A very sad day yesterday as a large EF-4 or 5 tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma creating wide-spread damage. This was one of many tornadoes to hit yesterday in what is the most deadliest day of severe weather for the United States this year. The tornadoes had formed along a very slow moving cold front and impacted as far north...

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2013-05-20 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 16-19: Severe weather was the big news this past weekend. There were many tornadoes reported from Texas to Iowa and back into the Northern Plains. The tornadoes did plenty of damage and there were even some fatalities reported. These storms fired up each and every day over the weekend. The Plains also dealt with strong winds and large...


Latest Great Lakes Reference Libraries

The Great Lakes And Their Impact On The Weather
2012-07-23 08:58:48

The Great lakes have a huge impact in the weather for the cities that are near the lakes. In the fall and early winter months the lakes can create intense snowfall events known as “Lake Effect Snow”. The reason that this occurs has to do with the water temps of the lakes and also the temps of the air that is moving across them. When an Alberta Clipper system forms in Canada and moves Southeastward towards the US, it brings that cold air and strong Northwest winds over the warmer waters....

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 12:07:52

Symbol: PRPUP Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   CEPU8 Cerasus pumila (L.) Michx. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:NY, OH, PA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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2009-01-13 20:29:03

The Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis) is a species of bullhead catfish. Their range extends throughout the central and eastern US from central Texas north into North Dakota and east through the Great Lakes region to the coast. Its habitat includes pools, backwaters, and sluggish current over soft or mildly rocky substrate in creeks, small to larger rivers, and shallow portions of lakes and ponds. Yellow Bullheads are typically yellow-olive to slate-black on the back and sometimes mottled...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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