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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...

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2012-11-20 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 19: The majority of the United States enjoyed nice weather yesterday. The Pacific Northwest dealt with showers and higher elevation snows which spread into Montana where there were blizzard warnings in effect. Weather Outlook for November 20: High pressure over the Northeast will bring another nice day to the Northeast giving most...

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2012-11-19 04:00:04

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 16-18: The majority of the eastern United States from the Rockies eastward was quiet with a few showers in Southern Florida associated with a low pressure system that has moved into the Atlantic. A frontal boundary along the West Coast has created an area of widespread showers over the past few days. Weather Outlook for...

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2012-07-26 03:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 25: The frontal boundary that extended from Michigan back towards Texas was responsible for strong wind damage across the entire region. A second area of strong wind was found with a cluster of storms that occurred in Southwest Georgia and Northern Florida. The heat continued to bake the drought stricken area and also the Southeast part of the United States as temps soared over 100 again. Big Story Weather Outlook...

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2012-07-12 03:00:41

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 11: Wind damage reports from both Kentucky and South Carolina. Also, another area of storms developed along a frontal boundary that moved through the Dakota´s extending back into Wyoming. There was flooding that spread through the Ohio River valley with strong afternoon storms which extended towards the Mid-Atlantic. Also it is important to point out that thunderstorms can be dangerous from the ground and also from the...

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2012-07-09 03:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 6-8: A frontal boundary began to start moving through the Northern Plains finally bringing some relief from the heat to places like Chicago and Minneapolis. The front was also responsible for storms that brought hail and strong winds from the Northern Plains extending into the Mid-Atlantic back into the Southeast this past weekend. Big Story Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy skies and cooler weather will extend from the...

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2012-07-05 03:00:24

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 4, 2012: The heat was around in full force yesterday from the Plains all the way into the Southeast as temps again soared well into the upper 90´s with heat index values in the 100-110F range. The biggest severe weather threat yesterday was the winds with over 200 wind damage reports extending from Minnesota down southward into the Southeast. The strongest winds were concentrated in the Southeast portion of the United...

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2012-06-29 03:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 28: The heat again was the big story with many places hitting the century mark, while others were dealing with Heat Index values well over 110. Severe weather was limited to the Chicago area and also over into Pittsburg with the primary storm reports being wind and hail damage. Big Story Weather Outlook for June 29: Low pressure will bring a few lingering thunderstorms to Northern Maine throughout the day. Otherwise,...

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2012-05-04 03:00:02

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 3, 2012: The Northern Plains again took the hit from the severe weather as tornadoes were reported in Iowa. The Northern Plains saw large hail and damaging winds as well. Big Story Weather for May 4: High pressure east of Florida will bring wrap-around moisture along with a trough into the panhandle today. Expect to see showers and thunderstorms throughout this region. The northeast will be dealing with a passing...

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2012-04-09 06:49:34

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In this lesson we are going to look at special features which are found on weather maps. The map we are going to look at is from 500mb. That is roughly about 18,000ft above the ground. So to understand this map we need to go over the lines first. The solid black lines that are going from west-east are known as isoheights which are lines of equal height. At 500mb we label these lines using three digits. For example if you look over by Seattle WA,...


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Weather Reference Library
2012-06-05 12:02:27

Here are a few basic weather terms that you may have heard and don't know what they mean. Convection: Convection means that an area of t-storms has developed in an unstable part of the atmosphere. Zonal flow: This Term is used when talking about the jet stream. Zonal means that the strong winds at about 20-30,000ft are blowing west to east. This is important in weather because these types of winds or pressure systems will move very fast and not have a chance to get very strong....

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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