Big Story Weather – June 24, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Big Story Weather from June 21-23: The biggest story of the past weekend was the severe weather that moved through the Northern Plains. There were multiple tornadoes in South Dakota and strong winds throughout the Northern Plains from South Dakota into Minnesota. There was also tree damage everywhere along with building damage. There also was very large hail with places in Western South Dakota getting hail as large as softballs and baseballs. Multiple rounds of severe weather hit this region this past weekend.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 24: Return flow over the Southeast and Gulf Coast will lead to afternoon thunderstorms in the region. Some of the storms could be strong to severe. The low pressure and associated frontal boundaries will be over the Northern Plains today bringing plenty of thunderstorms and heavy rain to the region. High pressure over the Southwest will keep the region hot and dry. The West Coast will be looking at a nice day today ahead of the next frontal boundary.
Severe Weather: There will be a slight chance of severe weather over the Gulf Coast and Southeast as daytime heating develops thunderstorms in the area. There will also be a chance for severe weather over the Plains and into the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley, all associated with the frontal boundary in the region.
Tropical Weather: No storms in the Atlantic.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with a high near 83F. Overnight lows will be around 63F.
Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 89F and overnight lows will be near 79F. Total rainfall will be around 0.75 inches.
Sioux Falls SD: Mostly Cloudy with periods of thunderstorms. High temps will be around 84F and overnight lows will hit 77F. Total rainfall for this region will be around 0.50 inches.
Boise ID: Partly cloudy and cool with a high near 68F. Overnight lows will be around 62F.
Portland OR: Partly cloudy skies with a high near 70F. Overnight lows will fall to around 64F.
June 24, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Western Canada will bring showers to the region. A tropical low pressure will be moving away from land. Tropical Storm Cosme currently has winds around 35kts and a pressure of 1003mb. This storm will intensify over the next 24 hours.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving through Central Canada will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. Low pressure continues to turn near Greenland which will bring another day of showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Central Europe will also bring showers to the region today.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving across Eastern China will bring showers to the area along with a few thunderstorms. Low pressure moving away from Japan will have no impact on the island. Low pressure to the west of Manila will bring heavy rains to Southeast China.
Indian Ocean: An area of low pressure along the monsoonal trough will continue to impact India with showers and thunderstorms along with flooding rains.
Southern Hemisphere: Multiple storm systems moving through the basin. One storm system is impacting Southern Argentina with showers and some snow showers. The second low pressure will bring showers and strong winds to South Africa. A third storm system will bring showers to Perth.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 24-28:
Boston MA: There will be tranquil weather and no impacts to start the period. Towards the end of the week look for slight to moderate impacts with thunderstorms in the forecast.
Gulfport MS: The week will start with afternoon thunderstorms which will create slight to moderate impacts. The region will be impact free by Friday.
Sioux Falls SD: Today the area will see slight to moderate impacts, while the rest of the week will be impact free.
Boise ID: The area will enjoy five days of impact free weather.
Portland OR: There will be slight impacts on June 25-26 as showers move into the region. The remainder of the week will be impact free.
Climate Watch for June 19-23:
Boston MA: The period started with temps around 1-6 degrees below normal followed by a warming trend with temps near 6-13 degrees above normal.
Gulfport MS: The area has seen temps around 1-2 degrees below normal or just above normal for the entire period.
Sioux Falls SD: The region started with temps about 5-7 degrees above normal and then finished the period with temps around 3-5 degrees below normal.
Boise ID: The majority of the period temps were running about 9-13 degrees below normal, then finished the period around 4 degrees above normal.
Portland OR: The period started with temps about 5-8 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 5-6 degrees above normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 24, 2013:
Day 1-3: Return flow will be setup over the Gulf Coast and also the Southeast. This will bring the region a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Warmer weather will be on the increase over the Northeast today with mostly sunny skies. The low pressure moving into the Northern Plains will bring another round of severe weather to the region. This will extend into the Great Lakes and also the Ohio River Valley which could see heavy rains, damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. High pressure will keep the southwest hot and dry, while most of the West Coast enjoys a nice day. Day two return flow will head up the East Coast along with the Southeast and Gulf Coast bringing all of these regions the chance for afternoon strong thunderstorms. The storm system over the Plains will bring another day of rain to the region, however it will push slightly eastward as well. A new storm system will bring showers to the Pacific Northwest. The period will finish with a storm system moving into the Northeast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area, while the majority of the rest of the country will be dry and warm. There will be a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific at this time as well, but not impacting any land.
Day 4-7: The period will start with a strong storm system over the East Coast extending back into the Gulf Coast. There will be showers and thunderstorms along this front – some of the weather could be severe. High pressure over the Rockies will keep the region dry. This will also help the Plains remain mostly dry. A weak frontal boundary will bring a few showers to the Northwest. Day five the storm system will still be bringing moderate rains to the East Coast, while a new low pressure begins to develop over the Southwest creating a few showers and thunderstorms in the region. The period will end with moderate rains along the East Coast near the frontal boundary along with showers and thunderstorms over the Gulf Coast.
Day 8-12: The period will begin with yet another warm and rainy day along most of the East Coast. There will be a few thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast as well. A storm system over the Rockies will bring a few showers to the region. Day nine the East Coast will still have a few showers and thunderstorms in the area, while an increase in flow over the Gulf Coast will bring another round of showers and thunderstorms to the area. Day ten the entire East Coast will be looking at the chance for showers and thunderstorms, while the Northern Gulf will see a tropical feature begin to approach the area with heavy rains. A strong low pressure will be developing over the Southwest. The end of this period we could be looking at heavy rains associated with a tropical feature over the Northern Gulf Coast region.
Long Range Outlook: The long range will begin with more tropical moisture surging northward into the Eastern United States. Low pressure will push across the Northern Plains bringing rain and some severe weather to the region. The middle of the period will see yet more wet weather in the Eastern United States, while high pressure slides into the Northern Plains. The period will finish with yet more rain along the East Coast, while high pressure will slide into the Great Lakes and another storm system pushes into the Plains.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Sioux City IA:
Monday: Mostly Cloudy with a few thunderstorms. High temps will be around 87F and overnight lows fall to near 68F. Winds will be from the southeast 5-10mph. Total rainfall will be around 0.50 inches.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90F. Winds from the northwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 66F.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89F. Winds from the northwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 66F.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90F. Winds from the northwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 65F.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 85F. Winds from the northwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 60F.
Ask The Weatherman for June 24, 2013:
Question: What is the worst part of the hurricane to be in?
Answer: The worst part of a hurricane to be in is the right front quadrant or the northeast part of the storm. The reason is that this part of the storm is responsible for the highest storm surge, along with the highest chances of seeing tornadoes along with the strongest winds. All of this makes for a very powerful and dangerous part.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 24, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be slight to moderate wave energy along the entire East Coast today. There will be slight amounts over the Northern Gulf of Mexico and moderate amounts of energy over the Southwest and also the Northwest.
Solar Energy: The best place for solar energy today will be along the East Coast and then back into the Southwest and most of the West.
Wind Energy: The best place for wind energy today will be over the Western Lakes and also behind the storm system in Western Texas.
Hydro-Energy: There will be plenty of hydro energy today from the Ohio River Valley southward into the Southeast and Gulf Coast and then back into most of the Plains region.
June 24 Weather and Your Wallet (Dallas TX):
The Metro area will see a warm day with a few clouds by the afternoon.
Dining: Today will be a nice day to get out and enjoy lunch at the park, however make sure to keep water with you as it will be warm.
Transportation: There will be no weather-related issues on the roads and at the airport today.
Shopping: This morning and early evening will be great times to hit the malls. This will allow you to avoid most of the heat.
Electricity: There will be a moderate demand for electricity today between the hours of 12PM-8PM, while the rest of the day will have a smaller demand. Total CDD’s for today sits at 20.
Yard Work: Today you will want to take it easy as the warm weather will make it hard to get much done during the afternoon. The gardens and trees will love the 35GDD’s in store for today.
Construction: There will be no major weather delays today, however make sure to take plenty of breaks and stay hydrated as it will be hot.
Outdoor Venues: This evening will be a great night to get out and walk the dog or to attend an outdoor event this evening.
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