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2013-07-29 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 26-28: A very active weekend in weather. Tropical Storm Flossie continued to push towards Hawaii. The area to the northeast of Puerto Rico was put back under an invest area. Severe weather included two tornadoes on Friday - one in Missouri and another in Louisiana. Friday's largest hail was 2 inches located in Wyoming, while the...

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2013-07-26 04:00:08

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 25: Tropical Storm Dorian continued tracking through the Atlantic with a slight weakening over the past 24 hours, but it is still on a westward track. Tropical Storm Flossie developed in the Eastern Pacific yesterday and it is also moving westward towards Hawaii. Cold weather has started to push into the Northern Plains with a few...

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2013-07-24 04:00:24

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 23: The Atlantic tropical season woke back up last night with the arrival of Tropical Depression #4. The heat continued to bake the Southwest and is now starting to move across into the Gulf Coast. Severe weather yesterday included two tornadoes in Florida along with 80-85mph wind gusts in both Kansas and South Dakota. The largest hail...

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2013-07-23 04:00:27

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 22: The Atlantic tropical season picked up an area of disturbed weather that pushed off Africa and is now being watched. The heat continued to bake parts of the Rockies and Southwest. Severe weather included two tornadoes in WI and 2 inch size hail in MT/IA/MN. There were also some damaging winds with the strongest wind gusts from...

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2013-07-22 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 19-21: The heat continued over the East Coast on Friday with temps running a good 9-15 degrees above average. Severe weather was reported on Friday in Florida where a waterspout pushed onshore damaging some property. Friday's largest hail was 1.75 inches which was reported in Wyoming. The strongest winds occurred in Michigan at 70mph. Saturday's severe weather included a tornado in Nebraska, the largest hail was 2.75 inches in...

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2013-07-19 04:00:10

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 18: Severe weather has been limited over the past 24 hours to a few wind damage reports. The strongest winds were found from IN-TN with wind gusts reported in the 60-70mph range. The largest hail was 2 inches and that occurred in PA. The heat was a major issue yesterday with heat index values pushing 105F for many places from the Great...

2013-07-16 23:16:39

Vital Support Systems announced today they have signed a five-year contract with Iowa Lakes Community College to provide managed services for the college’s IT network. This is in addition to the hardware and software solutions Vital has been providing the last eight years for Iowa Lakes. DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Vital Support Systems announced today they have signed a five-year contract with Iowa Lakes Community College to provide managed services for the college’s IT...

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2013-07-15 04:00:59

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 12-14: Over the weekend the severe weather was fairly limited. This included minor wind damage reports from West Virginia to Texas, along with some hail reports in this same area. On Saturday severe weather was found in Mississippi as well with damaging winds. The heat continued in the Southwest, however the Southern Plains got some...

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2013-07-12 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 11: The hot weather impacted a large part of the country from the Plains to the Southwest and into the Western Great Lakes. Temps were in the 100-120F range over the Southwest and Southern Plains and in the 90-100F range for the Northern Plains. Severe weather was limited yesterday to large hail and damaging winds. The largest hail came...

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2013-07-11 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 10: The heat hit the Southwest and Southern Plains again yesterday, while the cool weather stayed over the Pacific Northwest. High pressure brought nice weather to the Northern Plains. Severe weather yesterday hit really hard around the Ohio River Valley with well over 400 damaging wind reports coming from this region. The highest wind...


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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