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Big Story Weather – June 25, 2013

Jun 25, 13 Big Story Weather – June 25, 2013

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

Big Story Weather from June 24: Tornadoes hit Iowa, Illinois and Florida yesterday. Damaging winds whipped through from Iowa across into the Ohio River Valley with many places getting over 75mph wind gusts, along with heavy rains and large hail. The largest hail came out of Kansas at the size of 2.75 inches in diameter.

Big Story Weather Discussion for June 25: One more hot day along the majority of the East Coast as temps will soar into the 90’s. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible over the Southeast and Gulf Coast. The storm system moving through the Plains will bring another day of severe weather to the region. The West will remain dry and warm again today and the Northwest will be on the cool side.

Severe Weather: There will be a chance of severe weather along the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast associated with afternoon thunderstorms. The better chance for severe weather will be over the Plains where damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail will all be possible.

Here is the weather for a few select cities:

New York NY: Partly cloudy and warm with high temps around 89F. Overnight lows will be around 65F.

Houston TX: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 90F and overnight lows will fall to around 77F.

Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms and high temps around 86F. Overnight lows will be near 77F.

Billings MT: Partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two and high temps around 66F. Overnight lows will be near 60F.

San Diego CA: Partly cloudy with high temps around 75F and low temps near 63F.

June 25, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Alaska will bring showers to Southern Alaska. Another low pressure continues to move towards Western Canada and will bring showers to the region. A third area of low pressure moving over the Northern Rockies will bring severe weather to parts of the Plains along with flooding rains. Low pressure over the open Pacific is slowly moving towards Hawaii and still has a slight chance of becoming tropical in nature. Tropical Storm Cosme continues to strengthen with winds around 55kts and a pressure near 994mb and is likely to become a hurricane within the next 24 hours.

Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Greenland will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Central Europe will bring thunderstorms to the region.

Western Pacific: Low pressure moving towards Eastern China will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. A second area of low pressure to the east of Japan will have a trailing front that will bring showers to Tokyo. Another area of low pressure is pushing further into the open Northern Pacific.

Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough will be slightly weaker today, however still looking at moderate rainfall for India.

Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the hemisphere. Low pressure is impacting Southern Chile with showers and high elevation snows. A second low pressure and the trailing cold front will bring showers all the way to Northern Argentina and Southern Brazil. A third area of low pressure will bring showers to parts of Southwest Australia.

Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 25-29:

New York NY: The period will begin impact free. There will be a chance of seeing slight to moderate impacts on June 28 as thunderstorms move into the region.

Houston TX: The next four days there will be slight to moderate impacts as afternoon thunderstorms develop each day. On June 29 the area will be impact free.

Omaha NE: The area will have a chance to see slight to moderate impacts today associated with thunderstorms. The remainder of the period will be impact free.

Billings MT: The region will see slight to moderate impacts today. The remainder of the period will be impact free.

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

Climate Watch for June 20-24:

New York NY: The area started with temps around 1-2 degrees below normal and then rapidly warmed up to around 2-13 degrees above normal for the remainder of the period.

Houston TX: The past five days the area has seen temps around 1-4 degrees above normal.

Omaha NE: The period started with temps around 6-8 degrees above normal and then fell to around 3-4 degrees below normal to finish the period.

Billings MT: The period has been mostly 4-11 degrees below normal however the last day temps rose to around 6 degrees above normal.

San Diego CA: The first day started with temps around 1 degree above normal followed by a pro long period of temps ranging from 1-4 degrees below normal.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 25, 2013:

Day 1-3: A warm day is in store for a good portion of the East Coast with some place reaching the mid 90’s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon over the Southeast and Gulf Coast. A storm system moving through the Northern Plains will bring another day of strong to severe storms along with heavy rainfall to the region. The majority of the West will enjoy a warm and dry day and the West Coast will be cool and dry. Day two will have the storm system moving into the Great Lakes bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region, while a few showers and thunderstorms will also be over the Southeast. The majority of the country will be dry, while a few showers will push into the Northwest. The period will end with the storm system pushing into the Northeast bringing severe weather to the area. The storms will extend into the Southeast and back into the Gulf Coast. Some of these storms could be strong to severe as well.

Day 4-7: The period will start with the storm system still in the Northeast bringing heavy rainfall to the area, while showers and thunderstorms will be back in the Gulf Coast and Southeast as well. A thermal low will take shape over the Southwest keeping things hot and dry. A lee side trough will push out of the Rockies and bring showers and thunderstorms to Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas. Day six look for showers and thunderstorms again along the East Coast and back into the Gulf Coast. All these places have the chance to see heavy rainfall. The lee side trough will push into the Central Plains bringing a chance for severe weather to the region, while a strong high pressure area builds in from the Northern Plains finally allowing the region to dry out a little bit. The thermal low will keep things warm and dry over the Southwest. By day six there will be a frontal boundary along a good portion of the East Coast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area, while the first upper level trough pushes into the Western Gulf Coast from LA-MS. This area will see strong to severe storms along with heavy rain. A second upper level trough will begin to push out of Colorado as high pressure remains over the Northern Plains. The thermal low will continue to provide dry and hot weather to the Southwest. The period will finish with more rain over the East Coast and a new low developing over Mississippi which will push northward with more showers and thunderstorms for the area.

Day 8-12: The period will start with plenty of rain along the East Coast and more showers and thunderstorms over the Gulf Coast. Another upper level feature will push off the Colorado Rockies and bring showers and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains. A cold front will begin to push into the Northern Rockies bringing showers and thunderstorms to Montana. Day nine a good portion of the United States will be looking at some sort of isolated precipitation. Day ten a tropical feature will be surging moisture northward over the Northern Gulf Coast allowing for heavy rainfall to hit the area. The period will finish with a tropical feature in the Gulf creating a lot of moisture.

Long Range Outlook: The long range will see a pretty active pattern over most of the US with multiple low pressures moving through the Plains and into the East Coast during this time.

Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Baltimore MD:

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 92F and overnight lows will fall to near 70F. Winds will be from the southwest 5-10 and total rainfall will be around 0.05 inches.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 93F and overnight lows will fall to near 70F. Winds will be from the southwest 5-10mph and total rainfall will be near 0.05 inches.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps will be around 89F and overnight lows will fall to near 68F. Winds will be from the southwest 5-10mph and total rainfall will be near 0.60 inches.

Friday: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 83F and overnight lows will fall to near 65F. Winds will be from the southwest 7-12mph and total rainfall will be near 0.10 inches.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall. High temps will be near 88F and overnight lows will be around 70F. Winds will be from the southwest 5-10mph and total rainfall will be around 2.0 inches which could lead to potential flooding.

Ask The Weatherman for June 25, 2013:

Question: What is storm surge?

Answer: Storm surge is the rapid increase in sea-level heights prior to a tropical feature making landfall. A lot of things go into determining the amount of storm surge such as how long the storm has been pushing water a certain direction, how strong the storm is, and what direction the water will be pushing in from. These can all help determine the height of storm surge.

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Green Energy Weather Report for June 25, 2013:

Wave Energy: There will be slight amounts of wave energy off the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coast. The Southeast will see slight to moderate amounts. The Northern Gulf Coast will see slight amounts of energy as well. There will be moderate amounts of energy off the Southwest Coast as the tropical begins to push more waves into the area. There will also be moderate amounts of energy over the Pacific Northwest.

Solar Energy: The best place for solar energy today will be over parts of the Northeast and also the Southwest. Parts of the West Coast will also see plenty of solar energy today.

Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy today will be over the Rockies from Montana to Arizona as all regions are right behind the storm system.

Hydro-Energy: There will be plenty of hydro energy from the Northern Plains to the Southern Plains and back into parts of the Northern Rockies. There will be moderate amounts of hydro energy over portions of the Great Lakes and also into the Southeast and the Gulf Coast there will be smaller amounts of hydro energy today.

June 25 Weather and Your Wallet (Biloxi MS):

Return flow over the Gulf will bring another chance of isolated thunderstorms to the area this afternoon.

Dining: Today will be warm, but plenty of sunshine around lunch time to get out and hit the park or the boardwalk for lunch today.

Transportation: Looking at some minor impacts later this afternoon if a heavy thunderstorm moves over the region.

Shopping: There will be a slight impact this afternoon in areas of thunderstorms.

Electricity: There will be a moderate need for cooling today between Noon and 7pm. The rest of the period will still see some need for cooling. Total for today is 18CDD’s.

Yard Work: This morning will be the best time to get out and get that yard cut or the flowers and garden watered. Growing Degree Days for today is forecasted at 33.

Construction: There could be some minor delays this afternoon in isolated thunderstorms that develop.

Outdoor Venues: This morning would be the best time to get out and enjoy a walk on the beach or the bridge. This afternoon you might want to hold off on prolonged periods outside due to the heat. There will also be a slight chance of thunderstorms. This evening would be another great chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors as it will cool off nicely.

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