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2013-08-26 04:00:02

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 23-25: A heat wave hit the Northern Plains hard over the weekend with many temps in the 95-100F range along with heat index values near 115. The Southwest picked up nice rainfall from Tropical Depression Ivo that moved across the Baja. A new tropical formed in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico and will make landfall in Mexico. Severe weather was fairly limited with no tornadoes over the weekend. The largest hail on Friday was...

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2013-08-22 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The heat continued over the Western Plains and into the Rockies and the West Coast with many places around 5-15 degrees above normal. The severe weather was again limited. No tornadoes were reported. The largest hail came from Nebraska at 2.75 inches in diameter. The strongest winds also came out of Nebraska with gusts around...

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2013-08-21 04:00:48

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 20: Yesterday the heat started to build back over the Northern Plains with places rising back into the 90’s and heat index values over 100. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was in South Dakota at around 1.25 inches and the strongest winds came from Nevada and South Dakota with gusts around 60-65mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 21: Surface Map: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic will...

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2013-08-12 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 9-11: The heat continued over the Southwest and it was a fairly active severe weather weekend. On Friday, 1.75 inch hail was reported in Oklahoma and 70-75mph wind gusts were recorded in Florida, South Dakota and Oklahoma. On Saturday, 2.0 inch hail was reported in South Dakota and wind gusts around 60-65mph were found in North Dakota...

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2013-08-09 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 8: A third day of heat over the Gulf Coast as temps rose into the 92-96F range along with heat index values near 110F. Severe weather was fairly low yesterday with no tornadoes reported. The largest hail came from a storm in Oklahoma and also Texas at the size of 1.75 inches. The strongest winds also came from Texas with gusts around...

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2013-08-08 04:00:21

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 7: Another day of heat and humidity for the Gulf Coast as temps rose into the mid 90's and heat index values rose to the 110 range. Severe weather had a busy day as well. Tornadoes reported in Texas and possibly over parts of the Ohio River Valley as well. The largest hail came from Oklahoma at 2.75 inches. Damaging winds were highest...

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2013-08-06 04:00:33

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 5: The heat continued across most of the Southeast and Gulf Coast with temps rising into the upper 90's along with heat index values in the 100-110F range. The heat was also over the Southwest and Northern Rockies. Severe weather consisted of 3 landspouts over Kansas, while the largest hail came from Kansas with the diameter of 2.75...

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2013-08-01 04:00:45

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 31: The past 24 hours saw more heat over the Southern US from Arizona into the Gulf Coast with temps in the 90-110F range and heat index values well over 100F for others. Severe weather was limited, however one tornado was reported in Florida. The largest hail was 2 inches in Kansas. The strongest wind gusts were in Colorado at...

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2013-07-30 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 29: The cold weather was in place again with record or near record lows over parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast. Severe weather was fairly limited, however strong winds were reported in the 60-70mph range in the following locations: North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, and Montana. The largest hail for the day was around 1 inch and that...


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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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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