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2014-01-20 03:30:55

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 20, 2014 11AM: A weak upper level trough will slide through the Northern Plains providing some light snowfall for the region. High pressure over the Northern Gulf of Mexico will keep most of the Southeast and Gulf Coast dry along with the Southern Plains. High pressure over Montana will bring another shot of cold air southward into the region. Dry weather and high fire hazards continue in the West as the drought continues....

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2014-01-16 03:30:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 16, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring snow showers to the region. Strong winds on the backside of the cold front will make for another blizzard-like day over the Plains with winds gusting to near 65mph. Strong winds will extend across most of the Plains from North Dakota to Northern Oklahoma. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies and mild weather to the Western US. 11PM: Low...

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2014-01-09 03:30:52

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 9, 2014 11AM: High pressure will slide into the Northeast today taking the cold air out of the US. This will allow for return flow over the rest of the country setting the stage for the warm-up. Low pressure over Western Oklahoma will be the focus of showers, ice, sleet and some snow as a pocket of moisture sets up over Eastern Oklahoma through Arkansas and parts of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Alabama....

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2014-01-07 03:30:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 7, 2014 11AM: High pressure settling in over the Gulf Coast will bring yet another day of below normal temps along the MS Gulf Coast with plenty of sunshine. The frigid air will extend all the way up into Minnesota and across the entire Eastern US. A slight modification over the Plains as some warmer air starts to move back in to the region. High pressure along the Rockies will keep the region warmer. The strong...

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2014-01-06 03:30:18

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 6, 2014 11AM: High pressure from the North Pole is now pushing across the Northern Plains and heading at a rapid pace to the south. This is going to bring one of the coldest days on record for the country from the Rockies to the East Coast. Brace for very cold temps and dangerous wind chills. This cold air will also be very supportive of heavy lake effect snows along the lakes. Return flow will keep the Western US mild...

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2014-01-02 04:00:36

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 2, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Mid-Atlantic region will create a wide area of showers from Maryland to Mississippi along the cold front. Look for snowfall ahead of the warm front from Maine to Illinois and into parts of Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather over the Plains and the Rockies extending back into the Western US. 11PM: This evening the storm system will move off the Atlantic...

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2013-09-12 04:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 11: The heat continued over the Plains and into the Mid-Atlantic yesterday with high temps in the 90-100F range. Severe weather included one tornado in Northern Minnesota and 1.75in hail in Illinois. The strongest winds occurred in Upstate New York with gusts around 60-70mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 12: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through Southeast Canada will bring a cold front...

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2013-09-06 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 5: The heat continued over the Plains again with many places getting into the 90’s with heat index values near 105F. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was 2.75 inches in South Dakota. The strongest winds came from storms over Oregon and Idaho with gusts around 60-70mph. The coldest evening lows occurred over Northern Minnesota and portions of the Eastern Lakes as temps fell into the 30’s. Tropical...

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2013-08-16 04:00:20

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 15: Severe weather and flooding were the big stories of the day. No tornadoes were reported but there were hail reports around 2.0 inches in New Mexico and wind gusts around 60-70mph created damage paths in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Big Story Weather Discussion for August 16: Surface Map: High pressure over Southeast...

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2013-08-12 04:00:14

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 9-11: The heat continued over the Southwest and it was a fairly active severe weather weekend. On Friday, 1.75 inch hail was reported in Oklahoma and 70-75mph wind gusts were recorded in Florida, South Dakota and Oklahoma. On Saturday, 2.0 inch hail was reported in South Dakota and wind gusts around 60-65mph were found in North Dakota...


Latest United States rainfall climatology Reference Libraries

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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 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
2012-07-05 11:59:33

Another air mass that we have is known as "marine time polar air". This type of air is known for its cool and moist environment. The best location in the United States to find this air mass is in the Gulf of Alaska. Due to its high moisture content it tends to create a higher amount of precipitation in the region of Southern Alaska. This air mass at times can send increased moisture into the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The temps with this air mass are not as cold as its...

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