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2013-02-08 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 7: Low pressure over the Gulf was responsible for some severe weather over the Panhandle of Florida, while the second and further northern low created some significant snows around the Great Lakes Region. High pressure brought nice weather to the majority of the west. Weather Outlook for February 8: Blizzard 1 of 2013 is about to...

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2013-02-06 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 5: Another Clipper system pushed through the Great Lakes yesterday bringing more snow to the region. A weak frontal boundary pushed through Northern Florida yesterday which brought some showers to the region. Another frontal boundary pushed away from the Pacific Northwest after bringing a few showers and mountain snows. Weather...

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2013-02-05 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 4: The clipper systems continued moving through the Northern Plains and Great Lakes bringing more snow to the region. A new area of low pressure also brought some moderate rain to the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast through the day yesterday, while the West Coast enjoyed nice weather. Weather Outlook for February 5: Another...

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2013-02-04 04:00:20

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from February 1-3: This past weekend provided a couple of Alberta Clipper systems that moved through the Northern Plains and Great Lakes creating some significant snow bands off the lakes. The rest of the United States enjoyed a fairly nice weekend. Weather Outlook for February 4: A clipper system will be moving through the Eastern Lakes...

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2013-02-01 04:00:29

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 31: The big stories from yesterday included the heavy rainfall that fell along the Northeast and on the Eastern Lakes it was the heavy snowfall. The second major news from yesterday was the Arctic air mass that moved through the Northern Plains. There were some places that saw wind chill values as low as -50F along with high temps...

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2013-01-24 04:00:35

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 23: The snow finally came to an end through the Northeast overnight, however the next system is already moving into the Northern Plains. The second big story again was the cold Arctic air that still covers a good portion of the Northern Plains. There was also some rain showers along the West Coast with a warm front near the coast of...

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2013-01-17 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 16: The frontal boundary pushing into the Southeast created a mix of rain and snow for the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic region, while an upper level low moved through Eastern Texas creating a cold pocket which has been responsible for some snow in the Deep South. A clipper system has moved through the Northern Plains bringing...

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2013-01-15 04:00:41

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 14: Cold air is beginning to flow in from Canada with many places about to see the coldest air in well over 20 years; high temps for many places might not get above zero by this weekend as this cold air is expected to continue to move southward. The second big story is the ice storm which is really beginning to take its toll on...


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The California Current
2012-07-17 13:37:35

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for...

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2009-04-28 15:44:30

Brodiaea coronaria or Crown Brodiaea is indigenous to the west coast of North America growing in mountains and prairies. Blooming perennially this herb sprouts from a corm and produces tall flowers reaching nearly 10 inches in height with small stems bearing blooms that are similar to lilies. Each tubular flower opens into a corolla of six lobes each just over one inch in length boast a bright purple coloring along with three centrally located stamens and satminodes.

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2006-02-21 16:25:08

The Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) is a member of the pelican family which lives on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile. These birds are dark in color with a white stripe from the top of the bill, up to the crown and down the sides of the neck. Also, they have tufted feathers on the top of their heads. The main breeding season occurs from September to March. Females usually lay two or three eggs which are incubated for...

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2006-02-21 06:14:22

The Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) is a large sparrow and the sole member of the genus Passerella. Adults of this bird are heavily spotted and streaked underneath. In eastern and northern birds, the upper parts, wings, rump and tail are rusty and the underparts are white with streaks rusty to dark brown. Western birds have dark brown upperparts and dark brown streaks underneath. In some regions, western birds may have grey on the head and back. Their breeding habitat is wooded areas...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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