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2012-10-02 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from October 1: The cold air has started to filter in towards the Southeast part of the United States behind the cold front. Temps in many places dropped into the 50´s in the region. The strong winds through the Northern Plains have led to an increase in fire danger throughout the region. Severe weather occurred through the Southeast with one tornado in South Carolina. Strong wind reports were found in Eastern Tennessee and spread...

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2012-09-20 03:00:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: A weak frontal boundary moved through the Great Lakes and brought some precipitation to places like Chicago and around Lake Michigan. The big story was the cold air that took hold over the Plains and also parts of the Northeast. The warm air continued over the western part of the United States. Severe weather was limited to WI with hail and wind reports the main threat. Weather Outlook for September 20: A cold...

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2012-09-19 03:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Fire danger continued through the Northern Plains due to the dry and windy conditions. We also saw a few snowflakes in the upper parts of Michigan. Frost and freeze conditions continued through the Great Lakes region and Northern Plains. Severe weather yesterday was found all up and down the eastern seaboard with well over 90 wind damage reports from Florida northward into the big Metropolitan cities along the...

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2012-09-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 14-16: The Northern portions of the Dakota´s along with the Great Lakes and portions of the Northeast dealt with their first frost and freeze conditions. The heat continued in the western portion of the United States as places like Los Angeles dealt with 100 degree heat. Friday´s severe weather included wind reports from Upstate New York.  Saturday was tranquil with no severe weather. On Sunday there...

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2012-07-12 12:29:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are predicting a decline in native fish populations and researchers are scrambling to find ways to ward off the spread of an invasive aquatic species originally brought to the U.S. to cleanse aquaculture ponds and sewage treatment lagoons, according to recent wire service reports. The culprit is the Asian carp, originally imported decades ago, which have managed to escape during floods and have since spread to more than...


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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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