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2013-10-25 04:00:19

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 24: One of the big stories from yesterday was the lake effect snow that occurred downwind of the Eastern Great Lakes. Secondly, cold air has begun its plunge into the United States with many places seeing their first frost/freeze of the season. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 25: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will dominate the weather from the Northern Plains to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along...

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2013-10-24 04:00:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 23: A few snow showers moved through the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes yesterday. The biggest story of the day, however, was the cold air that plunged into the Southeast and also portions of the Gulf Coast. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 24: Surface Map 11AM: A clipper system will move through the Great Lakes bringing light snowfall to the region. High pressure will build in over the Plains...

Big Story Weather – October 23, 2013
2013-10-23 04:00:27

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 22: No severe weather events were reported yesterday. The biggest news was the onset of cold air over a good portion of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast as temps are beginning to fall to below average. Light snow was also recorded over the Plains and a pocket of lake effect snow setup over Michigan. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 23: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving through...

Big Story Weather – October 22, 2013
2013-10-22 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 21: No major severe weather events were reported yesterday. There were a few snow showers over the Northern Plains with very little accumulation. The winds were very strong across the Great Lakes with gusts over 45mph. Frost and freeze conditions settled in overnight in portions of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving into the...

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2013-10-21 04:00:44

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 18-20: Severe weather was very limited over this weekend. There was some snow in the Northern Rockies. There were also some frost/freeze reports all the way down into the northern part of Alabama and Mississippi. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring rain showers to places like Chicago and around the lakes. Behind it a brisk area of...

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2013-10-17 04:00:20

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 16: No severe weather was reported yesterday except for heavy rainfall with places along the front seeing 1-3 inches of rain from the Dakotas to Texas. Winter weather hit the Rockies again with a few places getting upwards to 6 inches of snowfall. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 17: Surface Map: Low pressure over Southeastern Canada will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms across the...

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2013-10-11 04:00:09

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from October 10: The Mid-Atlantic region continued to deal with moderate rainfall along with coastal flooding yesterday. Heavy rainfall also moved through portions of the Plains along with severe weather reports of 1.5in hail out of Western Nebraska and 80-85mph wind gusts in Kansas. Snowfall was moderate over the Colorado Rockies. Big Story Weather Discussion for October 11: Surface Map: The coastal low will bring...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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