Big Story Weather – April 23, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Big Story Weather from April 22: Heavy rain moved through the Plains and parts of the Mississippi River Valley leading to more flooding in this region. Another round of snowy winter weather also struck from Western Kansas into the Dakotas.
Big Story Weather Discussion for April 23: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few showers to the Mid-Atlantic region this afternoon. A stronger low pressure will move into the Great Lakes. This storm will bring showers to Texas and northward into parts of Illinois. On the back side of it some snowfall will be possible as well. High pressure will build in over the Rockies and the Northern Plains bringing another round of below normal temps to the area. A nice day in store for the West Coast.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Buffalo NY: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers by later this evening. High temps will be around 59F and the low temps near 50F. Total rainfall will be around 0.4 inches.
Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with a high near 67F and overnight lows will be around 55F.
Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with a high near 36F. Look for overnight lows to be around 30F.
Boise ID: Partly cloudy with a high near 46F. Overnight lows will drop to around 40F.
San Diego CA: Partly cloudy skies and mild with a high near 74F. Overnight lows will be around 60F.
April 23, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Atlantic Basin: Low pressure moving towards Europe will bring increasing clouds to the area. A second area of low pressure moving along the East Coast of the United States will bring a few showers to the Mid-Atlantic region. A third area of low pressure moving through the Mississippi River Valley will bring showers, thunderstorms and snow to the region.
Eastern Pacific: An area of low pressure moving through the Gulf of Alaska will bring snow and rain showers to the southern coast of Alaska.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving through the Northwest Pacific will bring increased winds and seas to the region. Another area of low pressure moving across Eastern China will bring clouds and showers to the region. Low pressure over Western China will slowly drift eastward and bring with it areas of higher elevation snows along with rain.
Indian Ocean: One area of low pressure is moving southeast of India and should remain over the open ocean just bringing an increase to winds and seas.
Southern Hemisphere: Low pressure is moving towards the Western Coast of South America. This low will bring a few showers to the region later today. Another area of low pressure is moving towards South Africa. This low pressure will bring increased clouds and winds to the region. Two areas of low pressure moving south of Australia along with the associated cold fronts will bring a few showers to the region.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for April 23-27:
Buffalo NY: The period will start with slight impacts from rain today. Snow showers on April 24 and rain again on April 25 will keep the region in a slight impact during that time period. The period will finish impact free though.
Atlanta GA: There will be slight impacts on April 24 with a few showers moving through the area. On April 27 another round of showers will lead to a slight impact for the area.
Omaha NE: The next five days the region will remain impact free.
Boise ID: The next five days the region will remain impact free.
San Diego CA: The next five days the region will remain impact free.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for April 23, 2013:
Day 1-3: An area of low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few showers to portions of the Mid-Atlantic. The frontal boundary moving from the Great Lakes to Texas will provide that area with showers and thunderstorms. The northwest side of the storm over parts of Missouri will see light snowfall today as well. A nice day in store from the Gulf Coast back into the Southern Plains as high pressure brings plenty of sunshine to the area. The West Coast will also enjoy a nice day today. By day two the storm system will move into the Northeast and the cold front will extend along the Gulf Coast. Expect to see some rain and thunderstorms along the frontal boundary. High pressure will slide into Oklahoma. A new weaker low will begin to develop in the Southwest. The period will finish with high pressure along the East Coast and the weaker low pressure bringing showers to Oklahoma. A nice day in store for the West Coast.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure in the Northeast, while the weak low pressure will move into Missouri and Arkansas bringing a few showers along with it. High pressure will settle in over the Rockies, while a clipper system moves through Southern Canada. By day five the high pressure will still be over the Northeast, while the low pressure slides into the Tennessee River Valley. Another low pressure will develop over Texas and the clipper system will slide towards the Northern Plains bringing a few rain showers to the area. The cold front will be over the Pacific Northwest bringing a few showers to the area. By day six the storm system will move into the Southeast bringing a few showers to the Carolinas. The clipper system will have a cold front extending through a good portion of the Plains down towards Texas where showers will begin to develop. The period will finish with high pressure along the East Coast, a low pressure moving through the Great Lakes, and another cold high pressure sliding into the Northern Plains. Another weak low pressure will also try to develop over the Southwest.
Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure over the Great Lakes and a stationary boundary setting up along the Gulf Coast bringing moderate rainfall to the region. By day nine no major changes to the pattern expected with the stationary boundary still along the Gulf Coast and high pressure to the north and also building in over the West Coast. Day ten high pressure will be over both coasts, while a weak disturbance will develop over Texas bringing a few showers to the area. By day eleven a storm system will begin to work through the Northern Plains bringing a few showers to the area. The period will finish with the storm system over the Northern Plains bringing rain and some thunderstorms to the area.
Long Range Outlook: The period will begin with the low pressure pushing into the Great Lakes with an associated frontal boundary along the Gulf Coast. This region will see some rain and thunderstorms. During the middle of the period a new low will form over Texas and push eastward bringing moderate rains and even some severe weather to the Gulf Coast. The period will end with the storm system pushing up the East Coast and then a tranquil weather pattern sets in behind it.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for New Orleans LA:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and mild with a high near 78F. Winds from the southeast 10-15mph as overnight lows fall to around 68F.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms and a high near 78F. Winds will be from the northeast 10-15mph as overnight lows fall to around 56F. Total rainfall will be around 1.15 inches.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a high near 74F. Winds from the northeast 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to near 60F.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer with a high near 77F. Winds from the southeast 10-15mph as overnight lows fall to around 68F.
Saturday: Sunny and warm with a high near 82F. Winds will be from the southeast 5-10mph as overnight lows drop to around 69F.
Ask The Weatherman for April 23, 2013:
Question: Why do they call the region between 23.5N and the Equator the Easterlies?
Answer: This region gets its name due to how the weather correlates in this region as all the weather in this region moves from the east to the west. As you recall during the Hurricane Season we focus our attention on all the areas of low pressure that move off of Africa and move westward towards the United States and that is the reason behind that. These waves of low pressure can turn into Tropical Systems and impact us here.
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Green Energy Weather Report for April 23, 2013:
Wave Energy: The Northeast will have around 460mwh, while the Mid-Atlantic will see about 2897mwh. The Southeast will be around 571mwh, while the Gulf Coast will be around 161mwh. The Southwest will have a range of around 1072mwh and the Northwest will be around 222mwh.
Solar Energy: Solar power will be strong through portions of Maine and also over Florida back into the Gulf Coast. The Plains will see a nice day of solar power as high pressure builds in and also a good portion of the West.
Wind Energy: Behind the cold front we will see a good push of wind energy for places like Iowa, Missouri and back over parts of the Rockies.
Hydro-Energy: The short term rainfall energy will be high throughout the Mississippi River Valley today. We are also looking for some long term snow energy over parts of Missouri. There will also be small pocket of short term rainfall energy along the Mid-Atlantic Coast today.
April 23 Weather and Your Wallet (New York NY):
High pressure to the northeast will keep the region dry for today.
Dining: A nice day to get out and enjoy eating at the park or your favorite eatery. By this evening you will want to take a jacket with you.
Transportation: Today will be a nice day. Don’t expect any weather delays to impact the commute or air travel.
Shopping: Today will be a nice day to get out and enjoy some much needed spring shopping. You might want a jacket for this evening though.
Electricity: There will be a small need for heating throughout the day with the stronger demands during the overnight hours.
Yard Work: No problems with yard work today, however we are not expecting any Growing Degree Days for the flowers or garden.
Construction: Today will be a nice day to work on those outdoor projects. This evening make sure to take a jacket as it will be cool.
Outdoor Venues: Partly cloudy skies and a cool afternoon will make nice conditions for taking the dog for a walk in the park, but if you plan on being out this evening make sure to take a jacket.
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