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2012-11-09 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 8: The Pacific Northwest and Western Rockies had to deal with valley rains and higher elevation snows. These spread into the Montana area which was hit the hardest yesterday. All of this is associated with our new “Winter Storm System” that is moving into the Rockies today. The Plains and Gulf Coast enjoyed high pressure,...

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2012-11-08 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 7: Low pressure moving along the East Coast brought more headaches to the region as they are still trying to recover from Sandy. They are now dealing with new power outages due to the high winds near 50mph along with cold air which created some significant snowfall totals along the coast from New York northward into Boston. The West...

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2012-11-06 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 5: Yesterday the Pacific Northwest saw a cold front move on shore, providing for light rain west of the Cascades. The Southwest through the Southern Plains saw high pressure and mild temperatures, with light rain and a dusting of snow in the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies. The Central Plains experienced high pressure building in...

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2012-11-05 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 2-4: A quiet few last days with no major weather issues throughout the United States. Snow was seen in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies and last night made its way into the Northern Plains. There were a few thunderstorms that moved through the Southeast associated with a low pressure system that is developing and will create large...

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2012-11-02 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 1: There were a few showers still in the Northeast yesterday as the cold front moved through the area. High pressure brought nice conditions to the majority of the country. A frontal boundary over the Pacific Northwest brought showers to that region. Weather Outlook for November 2: Conditions will finally begin to improve in the...

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2012-11-01 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. Big Story Weather from October 31: The remains of Sandy were again impacting the Northeast and Great Lakes with strong winds, heavy rainfall, and the snow was still flying in parts of West Virginia. Showers began to develop along the West Coast with the next frontal boundary and the rest of the country enjoyed a nice quiet day. Weather Outlook for November...

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2012-10-29 04:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 26-28: This past weekend severe weather has been limited. The only thing that we have seen is the very cold air dropping into the Southern Plains as temps in this region fell to just below freezing creating a lot of end of season growing conditions. The second big thing has been the impact of Sandy along the East Coast where places have been dealing with high storm surge and also strong winds and seas that have been...


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Cumulus Clouds And Their Development
2012-07-16 11:04:21

Cumulus clouds are white in appearance and are formed when warm moist air near the earth’s surface is forced aloft by day time heating. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with nice weather, however if they continue to grow and get more moisture and instability with them they can turn into Towering Cumulus and CB clouds which would change the weather to increase the chance of seeing thunderstorms. Cumulus clouds are typically associated with being found ahead of the cold front and also...

2012-06-14 07:29:48

Symbol: YULO Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   YUARP Yucca arkansana Trel. var. paniculata McKelvey   YUFR Yucca freemanii Shinners Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, LA, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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2012-06-18 02:40:30

Symbol: ELCE Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, NC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division...

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2012-06-18 04:15:45

Symbol: CYAN5 Group: Dicot Family: Asclepiadaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CYPA15 Cynanchum palustre (Pursh) A. Heller   LYPA4 Lyonia palustris (Pursh) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes from the eyes extending to beyond its forelegs. The Short-lined skink is darker in color and has...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'