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2013-07-17 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 16: The past 24 hours has provided the US with an array of weather from hot temps over the Northeast and near record setting cool weather over Texas. Heavy rainfall hit Texas where some places saw more than 2 inches of precipitation. The next big story was the moisture along the Gulf Coast with places along the coast seeing over 2...

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2013-07-16 04:00:08

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 15: The big stories from yesterday include the heavy rainfall through Western Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Southwest. This rainfall is much needed for these regions. The second story was the heat that has been building over the Eastern US with many places starting to feel like summer with high temps in the upper 90's and a few 100's...

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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...

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2013-07-10 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 9: The heat continued again over the Southern Plains and the Southwest with many places getting above 100F. The next big story was the severe weather as we saw tornadoes reported in Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota. Hail was reported all through the country with the largest hail Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska around 2.75...

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2013-07-09 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 8: The heat continued over the Southwest and Southern Plains with many places again soaring past 100F and heat index values in the 110-120F range. Severe weather was found mostly over the Northern Plains and the Northern Rockies. There were three tornadoes reported yesterday - two in Florida and one in Montana. The largest hail was...

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2013-07-08 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 5-7: This past weekend the heat continued to scorch the Southwest and parts of the Southern Plains with temps well over 100F. The severe weather on Friday consisted of 1 tornado in Florida that was associated with an easterly wave. The largest hail of the day came from Montana at 1.5 inches and the strongest wind gust was recorded in...

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2013-07-05 04:00:25

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 4: The big news from yesterday was the tropical moisture that pushed on shore over Florida and parts of Alabama. Rainfall rates along the coast ranged from 1.5-4.0 inches and over. The second story was the severe weather as we had the largest hail recorded in Montana at the size of 3 inches. Wind gusts of 60-70mph were also found in...

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2013-07-04 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 3: The severe weather was found along the Southwest over parts of New Mexico. There were also scattered severe weather reports across the Northern Rockies and parts of the Southeast US. The big story was the arrival of very heavy rains over the Gulf Coast and Southeast ahead of two tropical waves. The heat continued to bake the...

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2013-07-02 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 1: Severe weather struck the Northeast the hardest yesterday with tornadoes reported in CT and also NJ. Hail hit parts of Wyoming and also the Ohio River Valley. Wind damage was found in AZ/NM and also over parts of the Northeast. The heat was also the big story over Western Texas and into the Southwest along with a good portion of 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...

Polar Watch For Aug 29- Sept 4
2012-09-05 08:00:17

A look at the temps from the 4th show that another colder pocket of air is moving into the region. Aug 29: The max temps warmed to 1C, while the overnight lows dropped to 0C. Aug 30: A burst of colder air was over the polar cap as high temps only made it to -3C, and the overnight lows dropped to -6C. Aug 31: Brought a touch of warmer air back into the region as high temps rose back to 1C, while the overnight lows hit -2C. September 1: High temps again rose to 1C, while overnight lows...

Weather Pack For September 6, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:38

Today on Weather Pack we are going to examine the surface wind around a mature low pressure system, which means that the low pressure has an occluded front associated with it. Yellow Star: The forecasted surface winds would be out of the Northwest as the flow behind the low is counter-clockwise. Green Star: Anyone that is forecasting for the green star would be looking at the winds coming from the South-Southeast just right ahead of the warm front of the low pressure system. Red...

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...

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