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2013-12-12 04:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 11: The last 24 hours aw heavy snowfall over the Eastern Great Lakes as the lake effect snows hammered the region with reports of snowfall over 1-2 feet in many places. The Arctic cold air held in place over a wide area from the Rockies eastward as temps over the Northern Plains struggled to get above zero yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the lower...

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

2013-06-12 10:49:23

Pitt researchers discover lead pollution dating back 8,000 years in northernmost region of Michigan´s Upper Peninsula Such pollution appeared far earlier in North America than in Europe, Asia, and South America, according to Pitt data. Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago, according to a University of Pittsburgh research report. The Pitt research team detected the oldest-discovered remains of human-derived lead pollution in the...

Lake-Effect Snow Storms Sometimes Need Mountains
2013-02-19 11:16:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living around the Great Lakes and near the Great Salt Lake know all about how lake-effect snow bands can move in quickly and dump several inches of the white stuff in just a few hours. A pair of Utah researchers has found the topography around a lake can greatly influence the amount and range of a lake-effect snow event, according to a new study in the new journal Monthly Weather Review. The study's senior author, Jim...

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2012-12-19 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Low pressure along the East Coast has been bringing plenty of showers and colder weather to the region. Also, a snow swath pushed through the Northern Plains yesterday dumping upwards to 4 inches in South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our big winter storm also started to get rolling in the Southwest and this is going to be the...

Moose Help Transfer Nitrogen From Water To Land
2012-08-20 05:02:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Through their dietary and excretory habits, moose help transfer "significant" amounts of nitrogen from aquatic ecosystems to terrestrial ones, a research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered. While land-based vegetation provides some sustenance for moose (Alces alces), it is low in sodium, forcing the creatures to consume aquatic macrophytes (large plants found in lakes, ponds, and wetlands)....


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Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

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...

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....

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2009-07-21 15:56:27

The snowbelt is a North American region that lies downwind of the Great lakes, where heavy snowfall is common on mostly the eastern and southern shores of the Great Lakes. Lake-effect snow is caused by cold air picking up moisture while crossing the lake and then releasing it as snow when the air cools over land. Throughout much of the winter, lakes produce lake-effect snow and continuously cloudy skies. This phenomenon continues as long as the air temperature is colder than the water...

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