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2013-12-11 04:00:22

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 10: More wintry weather was felt along the East Coast into the Northeast over the last 24 hours. Arctic air continued to pound a large portion of the country yesterday. However, the state of Florida looked and felt like summer while the rest of the country was freezing. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 11: Surface Map 11AM: A trailing cold front will push through the Northeast and the Eastern Lakes....

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

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2013-11-13 04:00:45

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: Tuesday brought more snow to places from the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Cold air plunged into the South with temps this morning in the lower 30’s from Eastern TX to the Florida Panhandle. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 13: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire country. Surface Map 11PM: High pressure will dominate the weather across the entire...

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2013-11-12 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 11: Lake effect snows kicked in over portions of the Great Lakes yesterday with places seeing anywhere from 2-5 inches of snowfall. Cold air also started to plunge into the Plains yesterday with low temps falling into the teens for some. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure dominates the weather from coast to coast. There are going to be a few snow showers over Maine...

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2013-11-11 04:00:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 8-10: A storm swept through Montana this past weekend bringing accumulating snowfall to the area. Arctic air plunged into the country as well bringing some of the coldest weather so far to the US. Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) was recorded as one of the earth’s strongest storms this past weekend bringing massive flooding, mudslides, and destruction to the Northern Philippines. Our thoughts go out to all of those...

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2013-10-25 04:00:19

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 24: One of the big stories from yesterday was the lake effect snow that occurred downwind of the Eastern Great Lakes. Secondly, cold air has begun its plunge into the United States with many places seeing their first frost/freeze of the season. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 25: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather from the Northern Plains to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along...

Big Story Weather – October 23, 2013
2013-10-23 04:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 22: No severe weather events were reported yesterday. The biggest news was the onset of cold air over a good portion of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast as temps are beginning to fall to below average. Light snow was also recorded over the Plains and a pocket of lake effect snow setup over Michigan. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 23: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving through...

Big Story Weather – October 22, 2013
2013-10-22 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 21: No major severe weather events were reported yesterday. There were a few snow showers over the Northern Plains with very little accumulation. The winds were very strong across the Great Lakes with gusts over 45mph. Frost and freeze conditions settled in overnight in portions of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving into the...

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2013-03-22 04:00:38

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from March 21: Showers and snow fell through Arkansas and Tennessee, while moderate rain fell back over Northern Texas. A few snow showers spread through the Dakotas, and high pressure brought nice weather to the Southeast and Gulf Coast. A few showers also pushed across the Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for March 22: High...


Latest Lake-effect snow Reference Libraries

Weather Education: The Effects Of A Pacific Northwest Low
2012-10-08 10:05:31

The Pacific Northwest low moves on shore typically in or around the Portland and Seattle area. At location A the type of weather that can be seen is usually thunderstorms and higher elevation rain showers form during the summer. This same area will see coastal rains and heavy mountain snows in the winter. When the system arrives at location B, the Rockies, due to topographic enhancement it can produce heavy rain/t-storms in the summer time, while during the winter this same area can see...

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....

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-21 14:26:10

A very important part of being a meteorologist is to understand the topography of the local region. Mountains can have multiple impacts on the weather forecast. For example: if we look at Seattle we see that to the west is the Cascades and they impact the weather as follows. In the Seattle area precipitation coming in of the Pacific exerts all of its energy into Seattle creating a heavier rainfall potential, while if you travel just to the west of the Cascades the precipitation amount...

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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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