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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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2013-05-09 04:00:52

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 8: The severe weather season got started across the Southern Plains and the Eastern Rockies yesterday. There were a total of 5 tornadoes found in Idaho, Kansas, Colorado and Texas. Hail was reported in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Wind damage was reported across Oklahoma and Kansas. Flooding rains continued across the Mid-Atlantic and...

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2013-05-08 04:00:12

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 7: The big story of the day was the heavy rain that remained over parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic along with a few severe weather reports back over the Southern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for May 8: The low pressure over the East Coast moved very little overnight so expect another wet day from the Southeast to...

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2012-12-11 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 10: The cold front pushed further east throughout the day yesterday and brought severe weather along the Gulf Coast with multiple tornadoes being reported from Louisiana to Florida. This same storm system also brought significant snowfall to the Great Lakes region and also heavy rain along the East Coast. The remainder of the United...

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2012-12-05 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: Heat was the big news yesterday with many records being set up and down the East Coast as high temps soared into the 70´s. The second big story was the strong to severe storms that pushed through Texas overnight along with all the showers along the frontal boundary. Lastly was all the heavy rain and mountain snows that hit...

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2012-12-04 04:00:19

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 3: The high pressure in the Southeast brought nice weather to the East Coast and also into the Gulf Coast region. The frontal boundary that moved through the Northern Plains and also into the Great Lakes brought some colder air with it along with showers and some severe weather. Some places to the West of Chicago actually had...

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2012-11-30 04:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 29: High pressure along the East Coast kept a majority of the United States under partly cloudy skies and moderate temperatures. However the warm front pushed into the Northern Plains and brought some snow showers to North Dakota. Also the center of the low pushed into the Western Rockies and brought a warm rain to this region. The...

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2012-11-29 04:00:37

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 28: The low pressure pushed up along the Eastern Seaboard providing some rain and snow to the Northeast yesterday with some places receiving upwards to 4 inches of snowfall. The Pacific West Coast was hammered with rain with some places getting well over 2 inches of rainfall. The Plains and the Gulf Coast along with the Southwest...

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2012-11-27 04:00:49

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 26: The frontal boundary that pushed through Eastern Texas last night brought with it some small hail and strong winds to the region. The area from Oklahoma to Western Arkansas also got some rainfall. Outside of that the strong cold air pushed into Northern Florida with a few places dropping below freezing for a period of hours. The...

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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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Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:21:39

There are many types of air present in our atmosphere. The first type is known as dry air. Dry air is described as having less than 1% of moisture in it. The best location to find this type of air is in the Southwest part of the United States and also in the Middle East. The second type of air is called moist air. This air is best defined as having moisture present in it. Anything greater than 1% would be described as being moist. The best places to find this type of air is along the...

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...

Polar Front Jet on the Water Vapor Image
2012-07-10 17:35:31

Water vapor satellite is used to identify moisture in the atmosphere. We can also use it to help us identify the Polar front Jetstream. The Jetstream is outlined in the above image with a red line. As you can see it travels through an area of black or what we refer to as dry air. The reason the polar front jet travels through dry air is that the winds associated with this jet can exceed 150mph which keeps the air moving too fast to develop moisture at high levels. The polar front jet...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-05 10:54:23

Another type of air mass that we are going to talk about is called Continental Tropical also known as CT. This type of air mass can be best described as having dry and hot conditions. The reason for this is because it forms over the land and also is found in the hot tropical regions. The best place in the United States to find this type of air mass is the Southwest portion of the United States. This type of air is associated with very dry conditions that can prevail for long periods of time....

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-05 10:49:20

As a meteorologist you are taught quickly the term Air Mass. This term means an area of relatively flat and uniform terrain with the same temp and moisture content. There are places in the world that are conducive for being air mass zones such as Siberia and also the flat plains of Canada. However, the key is to remember that air masses move. The area in Canada is known as the Canadian High pressure center. This high pressure moves southeastward towards the United States all the time. This...

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