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2014-01-06 03:30:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 6, 2014 11AM: High pressure from the North Pole is now pushing across the Northern Plains and heading at a rapid pace to the south. This is going to bring one of the coldest days on record for the country from the Rockies to the East Coast. Brace for very cold temps and dangerous wind chills. This cold air will also be very supportive of heavy lake effect snows along the lakes. Return flow will keep the Western US mild...

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2014-01-02 04:00:36

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 2, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Mid-Atlantic region will create a wide area of showers from Maryland to Mississippi along the cold front. Look for snowfall ahead of the warm front from Maine to Illinois and into parts of Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather over the Plains and the Rockies extending back into the Western US. 11PM: This evening the storm system will move off the Atlantic...

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2013-12-26 03:30:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 25: A few snow showers moved across the Great Lakes and extreme Northeast during the day, yesterday. Colder air pushed into the Southern Plains, Gulf Coast and Southeast behind the frontal boundary, while warmer air surged northward into the Rockies and portions of the Plains ahead of the next clipper system. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 26: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure settling in over the...

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2013-12-24 03:30:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 23: Another cold night across many parts of the US from the Northern Plains into the Gulf Coast. Showers continued along the East Coast but cleared out late last night. Temps fell to around -20F along with wind chill values near -40F over portions of the Northern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 24: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Tennessee River Valley will make for another cold...

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2013-12-20 04:00:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 19: A powerful storm system developed over the Rockies and left a good swath of snowfall over the Dakotas along with very cold temps that were well below zero overnight. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 20: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing into the Great Lakes is going to be the focus of a wide array of weather today. Snow showers will extend from Maine through Southeast Canada and back into...

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2013-12-19 04:00:40

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Significant snow fell over the Rockies yesterday with some places getting over 6 inches. Cold air settled in over the Southeast US as frost and freeze watches/warnings were posted for parts of Florida and Georgia. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 19: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure pushing off the East Coast will bring another nice day to most of the Eastern US, while the next storm system...

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2013-12-18 04:00:33

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 17: The Great Lakes and the Northeast dealt with another day of heavy snowfall and a new storm entered into the Northern Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 18: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will slide into the Southeast US allowing for the slow return of southerly flow along the Gulf Coast which will warm temps back up today. Low pressure will begin to develop in the Rockies this afternoon...

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2013-12-17 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 16: Heavy snow fell around the Lakes and Northeast again over the past 24 hours. The clipper system dropped snow across the Northern Plains and the small warming trend over the Plains continued. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 17: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Great Lakes will bring snowfall to the region; some areas will see heavy snowfall. High pressure over the Rockies will...

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2013-12-16 04:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 13-15: This past weekend saw significant snows over the Northeast and the Eastern Great Lakes. Minimal severe weather took place in Northern Florida. Warmth returned to the Northern Plains as places finally rose above the freezing mark for the first time in over a week. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 16: Surface Map 11AM: An Alberta clipper system will push across the Northern Plains this...


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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