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2013-10-28 04:00:47

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 25-27: Severe weather re-emerged over the weekend with large hail reported in New Mexico around 1 inch. On Saturday large hail around 2.5 inches was found in Texas along with wind gusts of 60-70mph. Winter weather also occurred over the Northern Rockies as the potent storm system started to bring snowfall to places in Montana. This past weekend also brought the first cold spell to the Southeast with temps falling into...

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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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2013-10-21 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 18-20: Severe weather was very limited over this weekend. There was some snow in the Northern Rockies. There were also some frost/freeze reports all the way down into the northern part of Alabama and Mississippi. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring rain showers to places like Chicago and around the lakes. Behind it a brisk area of...

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2013-10-18 04:00:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 17: No severe weather was reported over the past 24 hours. There was, however, some sharp cold air marching into the Plains and extending southward towards Western Texas behind the frontal boundary. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 18: Surface Map: A weak upper level disturbance and the cold air associated with the high pressure will bring a line of showers and thunderstorms from the Northeast to the...

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2013-10-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: No severe weather was reported yesterday except for heavy rainfall with places along the front seeing 1-3 inches of rain from the Dakotas to Texas. Winter weather hit the Rockies again with a few places getting upwards to 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 17: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeastern Canada will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms across the...

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2013-10-16 04:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 15: Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours led to flooding over large portions of the Dakotas and portions of Western Texas. Snowfall continued over the Black Hills at around 1-3 inches. Colder air started to plunge into the Dakotas as well behind the cold front. No severe weather was reported yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 16: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeast Canada along with the...

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2013-10-15 04:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 14: Heavy snows fell overnight across portions of Eastern Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Showers and thunderstorms fell over the Plains along the boundary with multiple flooding reports from the Dakotas to Texas. Severe weather was fairly limited to 1.25 inch hail in Nebraska along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Nebraska along with Kansas. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 15: Surface Map:...

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2013-10-11 04:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The Mid-Atlantic region continued to deal with moderate rainfall along with coastal flooding yesterday. Heavy rainfall also moved through portions of the Plains along with severe weather reports of 1.5in hail out of Western Nebraska and 80-85mph wind gusts in Kansas. Snowfall was moderate over the Colorado Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 11: Surface Map: The coastal low will bring...


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Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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