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Big Story Weather – July 22, 2013

Jul 22, 13 Big Story Weather – July 22, 2013

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

Big Story Weather from July 19-21: The heat continued over the East Coast on Friday with temps running a good 9-15 degrees above average. Severe weather was reported on Friday in Florida where a waterspout pushed onshore damaging some property. Friday’s largest hail was 1.75 inches which was reported in Wyoming. The strongest winds occurred in Michigan at 70mph. Saturday’s severe weather included a tornado in Nebraska, the largest hail was 2.75 inches in Illinois, and the strongest winds were 80-90mph in Nevada. Sunday’s severe weather reports included tornadoes in Florida, North Dakota and Missouri, while the strongest winds were 60mph in North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri, the largest hail was 2.75 inches that occurred in North Dakota and Wyoming.

Big Story Weather Discussion for July 22: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. These storms will extend along the cold front all the way southward into the Gulf Coast region. A few thunderstorms will also be possible over Arizona associated with the monsoonal season.

Severe Weather: There will be a slight chance for severe weather along the frontal boundary from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast and into the East Coast. The biggest threats will be damaging winds and also large hail – an isolated tornado may be possible over the Great Lakes.

Tropical Weather: No areas of concern today in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is the weather for a few select cities:

New York NY: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 86F and low temps near 74F. Total rainfall will be near 0.25 inches.

Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 91F and low temps near 79F. Total rainfall will be near 0.50 inches.

Watertown SD: Partly cloudy with a few morning thunderstorms, High temps around 79F and low temps near 59F. Total rainfall will be around 0.25 inches.

Denver CO: Partly cloudy skies with a high near 89F and low temps near 72F.

San Diego CA: Partly cloudy skies with a high near 78F and low temps near 68F.

July 22, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Alaska will bring showers to the region. Also look for strong winds and high seas over the Northern Pacific associated with the low pressure area. A tropical wave pushing off the coast of Central America will need to be watched for possible tropical development.

Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region,. Another area of low pressure moving towards Greenland will bring showers to the region. A third area of low pressure will bring showers to England and Western Europe. A tropical wave pushing off Africa will need to be watched for possible tropical development.

Western Pacific: Low pressure moving through Central Russia will bring showers to the region. A second area of low pressure will bring showers to Northeast Russia and also Northern Japan. Low pressure near Iwo Jima will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. Two tropical waves also are a being watched for potential tropical development.

Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough will again be active with showers and thunderstorms over a good portion of Southeast Asia.

Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin. The first area of impact will be over Argentina and Southern Chile where showers and snow showers will be possible. A second low pressure will have impacts on the region over Southwest Australia with showers likely for the region as well as Perth.

Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for July 22-26:

New York NY: The region will see slight to moderate impacts over the next three days as thunderstorms move through the region. The period will finish impact free.

Gulfport MS: The area will see slight to moderate impacts over the next five days as afternoon thunderstorms move through the region.

Watertown SD: There will be slight impacts today. On July 25 another round of thunderstorms will bring a chance for slight to moderate impacts to the area.

Denver CO: The region will remain mostly impact free. The only day that there will be a chance for slight to moderate impacts will be on July 25.

San Diego CA: The region will enjoy five days of being impact free.

Climate Watch for July 17-21:

New York NY: The region has seen warm temps over the past five days with temps around 1-14 degrees above normal.

Gulfport MS: The area has seen temps around 1-6 degrees below normal for the past five days.

Watertown SD: The area started with temps around 4-6 degrees above normal and then finished with temps around 1-3 degrees below normal.

Denver CO: Temps started about 1-3 degrees above normal and then cooled to around 2-9 degrees below normal before finishing the period around 1-2 degrees above normal.

San Diego CA: The area started with temps around 2 degrees above normal and then finished the period around 1-5 degrees below normal.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for July 22, 2013:

Day 1-3: Low pressure moving across the Great Lakes will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. The cold front will extend through the Ohio River Valley and towards the Gulf Coast. This will bring another area of showers and thunderstorms to this region. The Northern Plains and Southern Plains will remain dry. The West will be dry and hot for the Southwest and mild for the Northwest. Day two the frontal boundary will push into the East Coast and drape back towards the Gulf Coast which will set the stage for showers and thunderstorms. The monsoonal rains over Arizona will bring some relief to the region, while the rest of the West remains dry. The period will end with a few showers over the Southeast, high pressure building in over the Ohio River Valley, and a few showers over Arizona again.

Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure over the Northeast, while a frontal boundary pushes into the Central Plains bringing more showers and thunderstorms to the region. The West will remain dry. Day five the showers and thunderstorms will move into the Northern Plains. A strong high pressure of the West Coast will bring gradient winds to the Northwest which could elevate the fire danger. The period will finish with a storm system over the Northeast bringing showers to the East Coast. High pressure will push through the Ohio River Valley and another storm system will head into the Plains. The gradient winds will remain strong over the Northwest.

Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure along the Northeast. A storm system pushing into the Midwest will strong to severe weather to the region. Another storm system will push into the Northern Rockies and there will be more moisture over the Southwest. Day ten the storm system will push into the Mid-Atlantic region bringing showers to the region, while high pressure builds in over the Plains and another storm system pushes through Central Canada and into parts of North Dakota. The Pacific Northwest will see another day of strong winds that could lead to elevated fire dangers in the area. Day eleven a cold front will push into the Northern Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. The period will finish with the storm system moving through the Dakotas bringing more showers and thunderstorms and the chance for severe weather.

Long Range Outlook: The period will start with showers and thunderstorms over the Great Lakes with another area of showers and thunderstorms along the Southeast, while high pressure builds into the Plains. The middle of the period will have the storm system over the Ohio River Valley, a tropical feature pushing into the Gulf of Mexico, and a very strong storm system pushing into Alaska.

Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Mobile AL:

Monday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 90F and low temps near 78F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall near 0.30 inches.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 93F and low temps near 76F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall near 0.35 inches.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 98F and low temps near 77F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall near 0.25 inches.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 98F and low temps near 80F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall near 0.05 inches.

Friday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps near 98F and low temps near 77F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall near 0.05 inches.

Ask The Weatherman for July 22, 2013:

Question: What are cyclones?

Answer: Cyclones are tropical systems in the Indian and Southern Pacific Oceans. They form and move onshore over places like India, Australia and other places in these ocean basins. These storms would be the equivalent of the North American Hurricanes. They bring storm surge, severe weather and flooding rains along with damaging winds.

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Green Energy Weather Report for July 22, 2013:

Wave Energy: There will be slight to moderate amounts of wave energy along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coast. There will be slight amounts of energy over the Southeast. The Northern Gulf Coast will see slight to moderate amounts of energy. The Southwest and Northwest will see slight amounts of energy as well today.

Solar Energy: There will be good amounts of solar energy from the Northern Plains to the Southern Plains and then extending westward across the Rockies and through the West Coast.

Wind Energy: The best places for wind energy today will be over the Great Lakes behind the low pressure center and also over the Northern Plains behind the cold front.

Hydro-Energy: There will be slight to moderate amounts of hydro energy across the Gulf Coast and the Southeast. There will also be slight to moderate amounts of energy over the Great Lakes and the Northeast.

July 22 Weather and Your Wallet (Fargo ND):

A frontal boundary moving through the region will bring a few thunderstorms. Clearing skies and cooler temps overnight.

Dining: There will be some impacts to any outdoor breakfast plans this morning. The rest of the day will be very nice.

Transportation: There will be no major issues with travel across the region today.

Shopping: There will be some impacts this morning. The rest of the day will provide nice weather for shopping.

Electricity: There will be the need for some heating degree days this evening as temps fall to the lower 50′s in the region. The forecast is for 4HDD’s for the area.

Yard Work: There will be a demand for some growing degree days this afternoon. The total will be for 11GDD’s for the area.

Construction: There will be a few delays this morning. The rest of the day will be impact free.

Outdoor Venues: There will a few impacts this morning. Look for the rest of the day to be impact free.

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