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2013-01-14 04:00:23

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from January 11-13: The biggest news from the weekend was the winter storm that pushed through the Northern Plains bringing blizzard conditions to the Dakotas along with bitterly cold air into the region. The second big story was along the Gulf Coast where they saw heavy rains along with some isolated severe weather such as a few tornadoes in...

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2013-01-04 04:00:18

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from January 3: The major story of the day was the significant winter storm that moved through Southwest Texas as some places like El Paso saw over 4 inches. As of this morning some of those same places are expected to see more snow through the early part of today. The next big story was the cold weather that filtered into the Gulf Coast region...

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2012-12-31 04:00:22

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 28-30: The big news from this past weekend was the intense snowfall amounts that occurred with the arrival of the winter storm into the Northeast part of the United States. The Southern United States saw high pressure and very cold conditions as frost and freeze warnings were issued all the way down into Florida. The Western United...

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2012-12-26 04:00:53

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 25: This will be a Christmas that the Gulf Coast will not soon forget. It was a very active day with many tornadoes (roughly 25 of them confirmed) touching down in the region. The second big story of the day was the winter storm that hit Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas with many places seeing over 6 inches of snow. Weather Outlook...

2012-12-18 05:04:00

United Travel Association awards Crystal "Top Travel Agent" in West Coast. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 Crystal Travel wins top travel agency for the West Coast by a landslide as voted by the United Travel Association. According to Crystal, no one is even close. Crystal Management stated, "The recognition is great, but it's really not fair to other travel agents. We get the best prices and even still our focus is always on providing the best service to our members." Crystal...

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2012-12-03 04:00:55

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 1-2: A frontal boundary moved through the Northeast and brought a few showers and isolated snow showers to the region. Another powerful front moved through the Pacific Northwest which brought a lot of rain and mountain snows to the region. High pressure influenced the middle part of the country with mild conditions. This past...

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2012-11-28 04:00:56

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 27: The frontal boundary pushed through the Gulf Coast and Southeast yesterday bringing with it some strong thunderstorms which created heavy rain and strong winds along with a few small hail reports through the region. The remainder of the country dealt with high pressure and tranquil weather from the East Coast to the West Coast,...

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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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2012-11-16 04:00:40

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 15: The majority of the country enjoyed high pressure which brought fair weather conditions to these areas. However, there was a weak frontal boundary that pushed through the Great Lakes region. Also, a new frontal system began to impact the West Coast with coastal rains and mountain snows. Weather Outlook for November 16:...


Latest West Coast Reference Libraries

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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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