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2013-12-05 04:00:30

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: The big news from yesterday included the heavy snowfall from the Plains to the Rockies with some places seeing over 9 inches. Cold air settled in over the North with places from Montana to South Dakota seeing temps around -15 to -25F. Heat was in place over the Southeast with temps rising to near 80F. This has been leading to one of the largest temp contrasts that I have seen in a very long time. From north to south...

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2013-12-03 03:30:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 2: The potent winter storm has already started to deliver heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into the Plains. Some places have already seen 6+ inches. The other big story overnight was the fog. A large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast is seeing fog which is due to the southerly winds ahead of a very powerful winter storm. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 3: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure...

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

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2013-11-19 04:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 18: The top stories of yesterday included heavy snowfall that made its way across the Cascades and also the strong winds over the Great Lakes. There was also heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast with some places getting over 1 inch along the frontal boundary. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 19: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring cool and dry weather to the region. This...

NASA Satellites Monitor Great Lakes Ice
2013-11-14 08:15:18

[ Watch the Video: A Better Way To Monitor Great Lakes Ice Cover ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) looked to the stars for inspiration as they developed a new technique that can be used to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes. The technique, which was developed by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and George Leshkevich of the...

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2013-11-13 04:00:45

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: Tuesday brought more snow to places from the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Cold air plunged into the South with temps this morning in the lower 30’s from Eastern TX to the Florida Panhandle. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 13: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire country. Surface Map 11PM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire...

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2013-11-12 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 11: Lake effect snows kicked in over portions of the Great Lakes yesterday with places seeing anywhere from 2-5 inches of snowfall. Cold air also started to plunge into the Plains yesterday with low temps falling into the teens for some. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure dominates the weather from coast to coast. There are going to be a few snow showers over Maine...

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2013-11-11 04:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 8-10: A storm swept through Montana this past weekend bringing accumulating snowfall to the area. Arctic air plunged into the country as well bringing some of the coldest weather so far to the US. Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was recorded as one of the earth’s strongest storms this past weekend bringing massive flooding, mudslides, and destruction to the Northern Philippines. Our thoughts go out to all of those...

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2013-10-30 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 29: No severe weather reported was reported yesterday, however, the winter side of the storm brought snowfall totals that ranged from 2-4 inches in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. 2-5 inches of snow fell in parts of Nevada. New Hampshire also received around 1-2 inches in the higher elevations. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 30: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic coast...


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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