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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...

2013-07-02 23:23:08

Contest Showcases Creativity of Public Libraries and Rewards Winner with a Free Early Literacy Station from AWE Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 AWE, Inc. announced the winner of its 2013 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill., on June 29, 2013. Evanston Public Library garnered the most votes by the AWE staff for its entertaining and inspiring video. "This award...

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2013-06-27 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 26: Another severe weather day hit across a good portion of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley and also the Carolinas. One lone tornado hit in Iowa and the largest hail reports came out of the Carolinas at 2.5 inches. Wind damage reports spread across this entire region from Iowa to the Carolinas. The heat was on...

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2013-06-26 04:00:48

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the...

Big Story Weather – June 21, 2013
2013-06-21 04:00:30

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Severe weather over the Northern Plains last night produced one tornado in North Dakota, along with a lot of damaging winds and hail reports in this region. There were also hail and wind damage reports along the frontal boundary over the Southeast. The other big story was the heavy rainfall that fell in the Northern Plains with some...


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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 spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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