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2013-01-22 04:00:00

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 21: The first big story of the day was the lake effect snows that began to kick in over the Eastern Great Lakes. This event is one of the biggest in a while for this region to see such heavy snowfalls, especially after last year´s warm winter. The second thing was the cold air that hit from the Northern Plains into parts of the...

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2013-01-21 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 18-20: The biggest story from the weekend was the onset of the cold air that is pushing through the Northern Plains and making its way southeastward. Some locations in the Northern Plains have been seeing low temps in the negative 20 range along with wind chill values near negative 50F. Weather Outlook for January 21: Low...

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2013-01-17 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 16: The frontal boundary pushing into the Southeast created a mix of rain and snow for the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic region, while an upper level low moved through Eastern Texas creating a cold pocket which has been responsible for some snow in the Deep South. A clipper system has moved through the Northern Plains bringing...

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2013-01-14 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 11-13: The biggest news from the weekend was the winter storm that pushed through the Northern Plains bringing blizzard conditions to the Dakotas along with bitterly cold air into the region. The second big story was along the Gulf Coast where they saw heavy rains along with some isolated severe weather such as a few tornadoes in...

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2013-01-03 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from January 2: Yesterday´s big stories were the light snow that fell across the Northern Plains and also the moderate rainfall that fell across the Gulf Coast. There were even a few reports of sleet along the LA and MS Gulf Coast overnight as the freezing level fell to near 9,5000ft. The other top stories were the colder air that has begun to...

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2012-12-27 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 26: Yesterday the big news was the significant snow storm that spread into the Ohio River Valley with many places seeing well over 6 inches of snow. This significant event also pushed into the Mid-Atlantic where it started as snow and turned into freezing precipitation and then finished with some rainfall. Snowflakes were even...

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2012-12-26 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 25: This will be a Christmas that the Gulf Coast will not soon forget. It was a very active day with many tornadoes (roughly 25 of them confirmed) touching down in the region. The second big story of the day was the winter storm that hit Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas with many places seeing over 6 inches of snow. Weather Outlook...

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2012-12-21 04:00:58

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 21: A very strong low pressure system brought heavy snow and very strong wind over a large portion of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The strong storm brought a foot of snow to Des Moines, Iowa, and as much as 19 inches to Madison, Wisconsin. The storm system produced wind gusts over 50 miles per hour in several areas. In Chicago,...

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2012-12-19 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Low pressure along the East Coast has been bringing plenty of showers and colder weather to the region. Also, a snow swath pushed through the Northern Plains yesterday dumping upwards to 4 inches in South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our big winter storm also started to get rolling in the Southwest and this is going to be the...

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2012-12-18 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 17: Low pressure moved through the Great Lakes and Northeast which brought rain and snow to the region. A second area of low pressure moved through the Gulf Coast bringing thunderstorms and rain to the region. High pressure over the Southwest brought a nice day to the region. Another potent low pressure moved through the Northwest...


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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