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2013-10-28 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 25-27: Severe weather re-emerged over the weekend with large hail reported in New Mexico around 1 inch. On Saturday large hail around 2.5 inches was found in Texas along with wind gusts of 60-70mph. Winter weather also occurred over the Northern Rockies as the potent storm system started to bring snowfall to places in Montana. This past weekend also brought the first cold spell to the Southeast with temps falling into...

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2013-10-25 04:00:19

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 24: One of the big stories from yesterday was the lake effect snow that occurred downwind of the Eastern Great Lakes. Secondly, cold air has begun its plunge into the United States with many places seeing their first frost/freeze of the season. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 25: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather from the Northern Plains to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along...

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2013-10-24 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: A few snow showers moved through the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes yesterday. The biggest story of the day, however, was the cold air that plunged into the Southeast and also portions of the Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 24: Surface Map 11AM: A clipper system will move through the Great Lakes bringing light snowfall to the region. High pressure will build in over the Plains...

Big Story Weather – October 23, 2013
2013-10-23 04:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 22: No severe weather events were reported yesterday. The biggest news was the onset of cold air over a good portion of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast as temps are beginning to fall to below average. Light snow was also recorded over the Plains and a pocket of lake effect snow setup over Michigan. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 23: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving through...

Big Story Weather – October 22, 2013
2013-10-22 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 21: No major severe weather events were reported yesterday. There were a few snow showers over the Northern Plains with very little accumulation. The winds were very strong across the Great Lakes with gusts over 45mph. Frost and freeze conditions settled in overnight in portions of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving into the...

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2013-10-21 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 18-20: Severe weather was very limited over this weekend. There was some snow in the Northern Rockies. There were also some frost/freeze reports all the way down into the northern part of Alabama and Mississippi. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring rain showers to places like Chicago and around the lakes. Behind it a brisk area of...

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2013-10-16 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 15: Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours led to flooding over large portions of the Dakotas and portions of Western Texas. Snowfall continued over the Black Hills at around 1-3 inches. Colder air started to plunge into the Dakotas as well behind the cold front. No severe weather was reported yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 16: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeast Canada along with the...

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2013-10-14 04:00:01

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 11-13: This past weekend we saw yet another winter storm take shape which brought moderate snowfall to the Rockies. Severe weather on Friday was limited to a tornado over Western Minnesota. On Saturday a landspout formed over Texas along with 1-inch hail in Louisiana and wind gusts of 60-70mph over Texas. On Sunday found more damaging winds were found over Texas at around 60-70mph along with heavy snowfall over the...

Study Shows Zebra Mussels Resistant To Deadly Toxin
2013-10-03 16:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Already known as a menace around the Great Lakes, with a “Tribble-like” capacity to reproduce, zebra mussels are unaffected by a deadly toxin that wipes out other freshwater mussels, according to a new study in the Journal of Proteome Research. When blue-green algae flourish in freshwater, they release a toxin that stresses and weakens most freshwater mussels, but not zebra mussels. Study researchers said the finding is bad...

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2013-10-03 04:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 2: Severe weather was limited to hail around 1.75 inches in Nebraska along with damaging winds of 60-65mph over Nebraska. Winter weather started ramping up last night with heavy snowfall already starting to hit the Rockies of Wyoming and Montana with some places already picked up over 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 3: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic will bring...

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...

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...

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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