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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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2012-10-31 04:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 29-30: The big story has been the remains of Super Storm Sandy that pushed on shore late on the 29th with winds near 90mph along Atlantic City New Jersey where this storm made landfall. The biggest problem that occurred in New York City was the storm surge as it peaked over 12ft - a new record for the region. The southern portion of this storm is where all the heavy rainfall occurred as places like Baltimore got well...

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2012-10-24 04:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: The West Coast was hit with strong storms through Northern California. There was plenty of snowfall in the Cascades and the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges also. This snow also began pushing eastward into the Northern Rockies towards places like Boise, Idaho. The next low created showers through the Northern Plains and even reports of light snow mixing in and even some accumulations in the Black Hills of South Dakota....

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2012-10-22 04:00:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 19-21: A strong frontal boundary began to approach the West Coast bringing some of the season´s first heavy snow to this region. The Cascades and the Sierra Nevada´s were under winter storm watches and warnings. The high pressure that slid into the Eastern portion of the United States brought some colder air down to the Southeast and Gulf Coast this past weekend. On Friday the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic...

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2012-10-19 04:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 18: The frontal boundary shifted east and brought strong storms to the Mid-Atlantic region with multiple large hail and damaging wind reports. Behind it we saw cooler air push in and places in the Southern Plains woke up to temps in the 40´s and upper 30´s. The Pacific Northwest saw yet another front push on shore yesterday. High pressure continued to influence the weather over the Colorado Rockies....

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2012-10-17 04:00:42

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: The frontal boundary began to move into the Northern Rockies and associated with it we saw multiple strong wind damage reports from Idaho into Western Montana. There was also very strong winds throughout the Northern Plains ahead of the frontal boundary. High pressure was in control of a good portion of the weather yesterday. Weather Outlook for October 17: High pressure will push off the East Coast today...

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2012-10-12 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 11: The upper level low that was over California brought some rain to the area for the first time in a while. Elsewhere a high pressure center over the East brought some of the coldest air of the year to the region. Tropical Storm Patty developed overnight and should continue to track southwestward over the next 24hrs. Weather Outlook for October 12: The continued development of the Southwestern Low will bring...

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2012-10-11 04:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The cold air continued across the Tennessee River Valley as frost and freeze warnings were in effect for the region. Also showers skirted through the Great Lakes and portions of the Northeast. The big anticipated low pressure finally pushed on shore over the California region bringing some rain to Southern California for the first time in a very long time. Severe weather was found in Central California with one...

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2012-10-09 04:00:43

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 8: The big chill has been on for a good portion of the United States east of the Rockies, while the west is still dealing with very dry conditions in places like Portland and Seattle and also the Southwest. A weak frontal boundary moved through the Northern Plains last night and dropped a few sprinkles across the region. Weather Outlook for October 9: Low pressure moving north of the Great Lakes today will bring...

Big Story Weather – October 5, 2012
2012-10-05 04:00:22

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 4: The first big winter storm of the season has now pushed into Canada. However, in its wake it left places in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota dealing with snowfall amounts of 2-14 inches. A fairly tranquil as there were only a few reports of severe weather. The cold air was a big story as some places in Montana and the Dakotas dealt with overnight lows into the 20´s. Weather Outlook for October 5: The...


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Weather Educartion: Impacts Of The Canadian High Pressure Center
2012-12-29 11:43:39

The Canadian High pressure center shifts into the United States throughout the year and has a major impact on the weather from season to season. In the summer when this high pressure moves in, the temps usually cool off by about 10-15 degrees. For example:  if the temp was 91F in Fargo, it would cool down into the 70s once this high moved in. The high also creates drier weather. In winter when this system moves in the weather pattern is the same in that the temps will drop and the air...

Upper Air Map Identification for July 6, 2012.
2012-07-06 12:00:10

Looking at the upper air map for the entire region from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean we can identify a few significant features. The first is the deep low height center over Alaska, this is telling us that at 30,000ft the air is rising upwards allowing for the surface low to still be gaining strength. Also if you look to the west of that closed low you will see what is referred to as a jet max getting ready to enter the base of the low height center. This will further amplify the low...

Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

Surface Weather Map Features
2012-07-16 14:20:04

Looking at the weather map above we can see that we have three and four digit numbers on the map. These numbers are known as Sea Level Pressure. They are recorded in MB. Looking at the Northern part of South Dakota we see a number at 995mb while over parts of Maine we see the number closer to 1020mb. So we would say that high pressure is over Maine, while low pressure is over the Dakota’s as our MB numbers show. A surface pressure map can be very useful to a weather forecaster in many...

Polar Front Jet on the Water Vapor Image
2012-07-10 17:35:31

Water vapor satellite is used to identify moisture in the atmosphere. We can also use it to help us identify the Polar front Jetstream. The Jetstream is outlined in the above image with a red line. As you can see it travels through an area of black or what we refer to as dry air. The reason the polar front jet travels through dry air is that the winds associated with this jet can exceed 150mph which keeps the air moving too fast to develop moisture at high levels. The polar front jet...

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