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2013-09-02 04:00:56

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 30- September 1: The heat finally maxed out and has been replaced by cooler air over the Northern Plains, while the Southern Plains continued to bake. Severe weather was pretty widespread this weekend. On Friday two tornadoes were recorded - one in South Dakota and the other in North Dakota. The largest hail of the day was 3.0 inches which occurred in North Dakota. The strongest wind gusts at 75mph were reported in...

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2013-08-30 04:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 29: The heat continued to bake the Plains yesterday from Dallas to North Dakota with temps in the 90’s and 100’s along with heat index values near 110. Severe weather was limited, however there were two tornadoes both in Minnesota. The largest hail was reported in Minnesota as well at 1.75 inches. The strongest wind gusts came from Montana and Utah in the 70-80mph range. Big Story Weather Discussion for August...

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2013-08-29 03:50:04

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 28: The heat impacted large areas of the Plains again yesterday with temps soaring over 100F and heat index values near 110. Severe weather was limited, however there were reports of hail around 1.75 inches in South Dakota along with wind gusts near 70-80mph in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Utah. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 29: Surface Map: High pressure over Eastern Texas will bring extensive...

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2013-08-27 04:00:32

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 26: The heat continued across the High Plains with temps soaring into the 97-103F range along with heat index values near 110F. Severe weather was limited yesterday, however we did have very large hail in Minnesota at 3.75 inches in diameter. The strongest straight line winds came from North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona were all places saw gusts in the 60-65mph range. Warm weather continued out West along with dry...

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2013-08-22 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 21: The heat continued over the Western Plains and into the Rockies and the West Coast with many places around 5-15 degrees above normal. The severe weather was again limited. No tornadoes were reported. The largest hail came from Nebraska at 2.75 inches in diameter. The strongest winds also came out of Nebraska with gusts around...

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2013-08-21 04:00:48

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 20: Yesterday the heat started to build back over the Northern Plains with places rising back into the 90’s and heat index values over 100. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was in South Dakota at around 1.25 inches and the strongest winds came from Nevada and South Dakota with gusts around 60-65mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 21: Surface Map: High pressure off the Mid-Atlantic will...

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2013-08-20 04:00:10

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 19: Severe weather yesterday was limited to a few wind damage reports in Florida and California with wind gusts near 50-60mph. The hot weather has finally started to return to the Plains section. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 20: Surface Map: High pressure over the Carolinas will bring partly cloudy skies to the...

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2013-08-19 04:00:32

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 16-18: Rainfall was the big story over the weekend with the tropical moisture surging northward along the Gulf Coast. Places from Gulfport MS to the Panhandle of Florida northward into Central Georgia saw rainfall rates from 3 inches to near 8 inches which lead to massive flooding. Severe weather for Friday was found over Eastern...

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2013-08-15 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 14: Severe weather yesterday consisted of large hail in both Texas and Kansas with the largest at 1.75 inches. Damaging winds occurred over Texas with many places seeing 70-75mph wind gusts. Tropical weather continued to get active as the area near the Yucatan Peninsula got stronger and also Tropical Depression #5 formed to the West...

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2013-08-13 04:00:57

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 12: Another day of heat over the Southwest while a few thunderstorms also pushed through the area. Severe weather yesterday included the largest hail at 2 inches in South Dakota. The strongest winds were 55-65mph which occurred in both Oklahoma and Texas. Flooding rains continued to hamper parts of the Mid-Mississippi Valley, while an...


Latest Severe weather Reference Libraries

Weather Report For July 27-29, 2012
2012-07-30 11:15:32

Three big weather events from this past weekend included the heat wave and also the severe weather that struck. First, the heat that is being, and has been, felt in the Southern Plains is on the average of 10-15 degrees above the average for many places, along with that is the Heat Index values that have been surpassing the 100-110 range. The second big impact of the weekend was the severe weather that went through PA/NY/NJ where there were confirmed tornadoes and the damage has put...

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-17 15:45:33

Many forecasters new and old run across certain things that just don’t get picked up in the weather models that we use to prepare our weather forecast. This is why I have created weather guides for anyone that is getting ready to or just wants to find out more about the weather in their area. (Here are a few forecaster guide tips to helping prepare a better weather forecast) Elevation: North: Look for a gradual rise. South: Look for no major elevation changes. West: There is a...

The Weather Discussion From July 5
2012-07-06 08:00:21

July 5, was an active day for severe weather with well over 400 wind damage reports extending from the Southeast all the way back into the Mid-Atlantic Region. The heat was present again in many places from the Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio River valley seeing temps surpass the 100F with Heat index values near 115F. This extreme heat needs to be taken seriously as it can have huge implications from power outages to dehydration and also long exposure to the sun and heat can have health...

Topographic Features Impact On The Weather
2012-07-10 20:45:32

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the Rocky mountains act as a barrier for any large weather system that moves onshore along the Pacific...

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