Big Story Weather – June 13, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Big Story Weather from June 12: A strong line of storms moved from Iowa all the way into the Ohio River Valley. This line of storms was responsible for a large swath of severe weather from large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. The heat continued in the Southwest and also the Southern Plains, also pushing into the Southeast with many places in the 90-115F range.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 13: Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River Valley to the northeast will be the focus of today’s weather with plenty of rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms. Hot weather will dominate from the Plains, Southeast and into the Southwest with more 100 plus temps today. A very chilly day in store for the Pacific Northwest.
Severe Weather: The focus point for severe weather today will be from the Ohio River Valley into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, with a few storms possible into the Southeast as well. Large hail and damaging winds will be the biggest threat, however a few tornadoes will also be possible.
Tropical Weather: No impacts forecasted for the next 24 hours for the United States.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
New York NY: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms – some which may be severe. High temps will be around 69F and overnight lows will fall to around 55F. Total rainfall today will be around 1 inch.
Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy and hot with high temps around 94F. Overnight lows will fall to 79F.
Fargo ND: Partly cloudy and nice with a high near 75F. Overnight lows will be around 61F.
Boise ID: Partly cloudy with a high near 68F. Overnight lows will fall to around 57F.
San Diego CA: Partly cloudy with a high near 74F. Overnight lows will be around 63F.
June 13, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific: Low pressure south of Alaska will bring showers to the region. A second area of low pressure moving through the plains of Canada will bring thunderstorms to the region. Low pressure near Fiji will bring showers to the region today.
Western Atlantic: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring another day of severe weather to the area and this will expand into the Northeast. Low pressure moving south of Greenland will bring showers to the region along with cool weather.
Eastern Atlantic: Low pressure moving towards Europe will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving south of Africa will bring increasing winds and seas to the region. An area of low pressure moving away from South America will bring another day of showers to Argentina.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving into Northeast Russia will bring showers to the region. The remains of the tropical system will bring showers to Tokyo. Low pressure moving over the open Northern Pacific will bring winds and seas to the area. A tropical wave southeast of Guam needs to be watched for possible tropical development.
Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough is in full force from India to Southeast Asia. We are also watching an area of low pressure moving through Southeast Australia which will bring showers to Sydney.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 13-17:
New York NY: The area will have moderate impacts associated with severe weather moving through the area. There will be another chance to see slight to moderate impacts on June 16.
Gulfport MS: The area will enjoy impact free weather until June 17.
Fargo ND: The area will have slight impacts on June 14, otherwise the remainder of the period will be impact free.
Boise ID: The area will see no impacts over the next five days.
San Diego CA: The region will enjoy five days of impact free weather.
Climate Watch for June 8-12:
New York NY: The area started with temps around 1-2 below normal then briefly warmed up to around 3-4 degrees above normal before falling to back around 3-10 degrees below normal to finish the period.
Gulfport MS: The period started with temps around 1-2 degrees above followed by temps around 2-6 degrees below normal and then finished the period with temps around 3 degrees above normal.
Fargo ND: The area started with temps around 1-11 degrees below normal followed by a warming trend with temps around 1-6 degrees above normal and finished the period back slightly below normal.
Boise ID: The past five days the area has seen temps around 1-15 degrees above normal.
San Diego CA: The past five days the area has seen temps around 1-7 degrees below normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 13, 2013:
Day 1-3: Low pressure moving towards the East Coast will be responsible for bringing heavy rains, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. High pressure will bring a tranquil day to the Northern Plains and also the Western Great Lakes. Another frontal boundary may bring a few thunderstorms to parts of Montana this afternoon. The Northwest will see temps well below normal today. The Southwest and the Southern Plains along with the Gulf Coast will enjoy plenty of summer weather with temps soaring into the 95-110F range for many. If you live in these regions please make sure to take plenty of water breaks throughout the day. The frontal boundary will move off the East Coast by day two, however a stationary boundary will develop along the Gulf Coast and bring showers thunderstorms to the region. A sharp cold front will push through the Northern Plains bringing another shot of some severe storms to the area. High pressure will keep the Southwest and Southern Plains dry and hot. The period will end with another Mesoscale Convective Complex moving through Iowa and into the Ohio River Valley.
Day 4-7: The period will start with a low pressure area over the Southern Plains, while a warm front extends to the Mid-Atlantic. This could be the focal point of strong to severe storms from Oklahoma to Maryland. A few afternoon tropical showers will be possible along the Gulf Coast. Day five the storm system will move into the Ohio River Valley and the Mid-Atlantic, while high pressure builds in over the Western Great Lakes and Northern Plains. A new storm system will begin to take shape in Southwest Colorado, while a very unseasonably cold low pressure pushes towards Washington. Day six the storm system will be along the East Coast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will be over the Great Lakes, while another storm system moves into the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. There could be snow over the higher elevation of the Cascades during this time. The period will finish with high pressure over the Great Lakes, tropical moisture and a tropical feature on the increase over the Southern Gulf of Mexico as well. The cold core storm system will be pushing into the Northern Rockies with another round of snowfall possible over the higher elevations.
Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure over the East Coast. A storm system is expected to move through the Northern Plains and will bring rain and thunderstorms to the area. Tropical moisture will still be present over the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. This area will need to be watched for tropical development. Day ten a storm system will be in the Great Lakes, while a second storm system will be developing in the Southwest to provide them with some relief from the heat. The period will end with a strong storm system moving through the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley. This area could see severe weather as well. The tropical feature will still be over the Southwest Gulf.
Long Range Outlook: The long range will begin with a tropical feature in the Gulf along with a strong storm system moving through the Northern Plains and Great Lakes. The period will end with the potential of having a second tropical making landfall in the Northern Gulf Coast region.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Seattle WA:
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cool with a high near 70F. Winds from the southwest 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 46F.
Friday: Partly cloudy and very cool with a high near 66F. Winds from the northeast 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 42F.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 80F. Winds will be from the southwest 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 47F.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 80F. Winds from the southwest 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 50F.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. High temps will be around 78F. Overnight lows will be near 50F. Winds will be from the southwest 2-7mph along with total rainfall near 0.1 inches.
Ask The Weatherman for June 13, 2013:
Question: Why is the polar front jet so important in weather?
Answer: The reason that weather forecasters care so much about the polar front jet is that the Jetstream controls the westerly flow. This means that we can identify the weather patterns in advance by watching what is coming in from the west.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 13, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be large amounts of wave energy from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic, while there will be slight amounts of wave energy from the Southeast and Northern Gulf of Mexico. The Southwest will have slight to moderate amounts of wave energy along with the Northwest.
Solar Energy: There will be plenty regions of solar energy today from the Northern Plains to the Southern Plains, Gulf Coast and back over the entire West with the exception being over the Northern Rockies.
Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy will be over the Rockies due to temperature contrast from west to east in the region.
Hydro-Energy: The best hydro energy will be from the Ohio River Valley into portions of the Southeast and then through the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.
June 13 Weather and Your Wallet (Baltimore MD):
A frontal boundary moving towards the region today will bring plenty of rain and severe weather to the region.
Dining: Dining plans would be best indoors today due to the severe weather forecasted for the area.
Transportation: There will be delays at the airport and the roads will be slow going as the heavy rain moves in. Strong winds will also impact travel today.
Shopping: Today would be a great day to enjoy shopping indoors, but be careful on the roads and take an umbrella.
Electricity: There will be a small window of cooling needed today. The highest amounts will be in the early afternoon before the front moves through the region.
Yard Work: The good news is that the flowers and gardens will get plenty of moisture along with about 23GDD’s for the day, however yard work will need to be rescheduled.
Construction: A slow go today with all the rain and wind moving through the region. Indoor projects would be best.
Outdoor Venues: Today will be a good day to take the dog for a fast run in the park.
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