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Big Story Weather – November 19, 2012

Nov 19, 12 Big Story Weather – November 19, 2012

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

Big Story Weather from November 16-18: The majority of the eastern United States from the Rockies eastward was quiet with a few showers in Southern Florida associated with a low pressure system that has moved into the Atlantic. A frontal boundary along the West Coast has created an area of widespread showers over the past few days.

Weather Outlook for November 19: An area of low pressure off the Southeast Coast will slowly move northward over the next couple of days but should not create anything more than increased wave action along the coast. High pressure over the Northeast will bring nice conditions to the region and that will extend all the way back westward into the Midwest. Another area of high pressure will bring nice weather to the Plains and the Rockies and into the Southwest United States. A small upper level trough will be moving through the Missouri boating area today bringing a few showers to this region. A warm front along the Pacific Northwest will bring showers to places like Seattle, Portland and Northern California. Below is the weather for a few select cities.

Boston MA: (Partly Cloudy: 45F) | Gulfport MS: (Partly cloudy: 68F) | Oklahoma City OK: (Partly Cloudy: 68F) | Rapid City SD: (Partly Cloudy: 55F) | Seattle WA: (Cloudy with Showers: 50F)

International Weather Outlook for November 19: High pressure over the Koreas will bring partly cloudy skies to the region which will spread eastward into Japan. A weak monsoonal boundary will impact the weather over Southeast Asia bringing a few showers to the region. High pressure will dominate Central Russia and Eastern Europe with partly cloudy skies and colder air. Low pressure moving into England will bring showers to the region which will extend along the frontal boundary into Western Europe. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to Southeast Australia, while the Northern portion of the country deals with a weak frontal boundary that will bring increased clouds to the region. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.

Tokyo Japan: Partly Cloudy with a low near 6C.
Hong Kong China: Partly Cloudy with a low near 16C.
New Delhi India: Mostly Cloudy with a low near 25C.
Venice Italy: Partly Cloudy with a low near 17C.
Perth Australia: Partly Cloudy with a low near 14C.

November 19, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:

Atlantic Basin: Low pressure beginning to move into Western Europe and England will bring showers and stronger winds to this region today. Also, a developing low pressure will begin to make its way up the United States East Coast.

Eastern Pacific: There are multiple areas of low pressure in this basin today with the first pushing into the British Columbia region of Canada which is bringing a frontal boundary to the Pacific Northwest with showers. The second is an area of low pressure moving towards Southern California which will bring increased seas to the region. The third area is moving into the Gulf of Alaska this will bring increased winds and rains to the Southern Coast of Alaska today.

Central Pacific: There is one wave moving across this region and heading towards Hawaii.

Western Pacific: Low pressure pushing well east of Japan will continue to make its way towards the Gulf of Alaska over the next several days. Another area of large convection is just to the east of Guam which is bringing moderate northeasterly winds and heavier showers to the island of Guam.

Indian Ocean: An area of low pressure along the monsoonal trough will continue to move west of India today.

Southern Hemisphere: A low pressure system is moving through the south central part of Australia and will bring a few showers to this region along with moderate winds and high seas to the region.

Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 19-23:

Boston MA: A nice start to the week with a slight chance of impacts from a low off the coast on the 21st. Otherwise the remainder of the period looks nice.

Gulfport MS: A great holiday week in store with no impacts forecasted for the region.

Oklahoma City OK: A nice start to the week, however the end of the week could see some slight impacts in the form of showers moving through the region.

Rapid City SD: A nice and warm week in store with no impacts forecasted for the region.

Seattle WA: The frontal boundary sitting along the region is going to make for a week full of rain and moderate showers which will keep the region in slight impacts the entire period.

Climate Watch for November 14-18:

Boston MA: Below average temps were seen through the entire period with temps ranging from around 4-11 below average.

Gulfport MS: The entire period has been dominated with temps below average ranging from around 3-6 below average.

Oklahoma City OK: Temps started the period about 1 below average and then have been warming to around 1-4 above average for the remainder of the period.

Rapid City SD: Temps started about 1-2 degrees above average and then have greatly warmed to around 15-21 degrees above average for this period of time.

Seattle WA: Temps started the period about 1-2 above average followed by some heavier showers which lead the temps to around 2-3 below average and then the rains wakened as the temps rose to around 1-3 above average.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 19, 2012:

Day 1-3: High pressure over the Northeast will bring nice conditions to the region. High pressure over the Southern Rockies will bring nice conditions to the region. A weak upper level  trough moving through Southern Missouri will bring a few showers to the region. The West Coast will be dealing with a warm front moving through the area bringing moderate rains to the Pacific Northwest. Stronger winds will be found along the Carolina coast today which may lead to some beach erosion. The end of this period will show our low pressure off the East Coast bringing some showers back into the region. Another low pressure system will push through the Northern Plains bringing a few showers on the backside over the Rockies while another frontal boundary begins to approach the Pacific Northwest.

Day 4-7: The period starts with a 990mb low near Bermuda along with that a weak frontal boundary bringing a few showers to the upper Mississippi River Valley and also 1032mb high over the Northern Rockies and another push of moisture over the Pacific Northwest with the frontal boundary especially impacting places like Seattle. The end of the period will have a few showers moving through the Northeast and high pressure over the Central Plains region along with the frontal boundary still bringing showers to the Pacific Northwest.

Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic region and a developing low pressure over Southeast Texas which will bring showers to this region. A weak upper level feature will be moving through the Northern Rockies and will bring some snow showers to the region. The middle of this period will have a frontal boundary extending across the Mid-Atlantic region. A new low pressure over Northern Mississippi will bring showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. High pressure will begin to build in over the Northern Plains. Another warm front will slowly begin to make its way onshore over the Pacific Northwest. The end of this period will have a high pressure area over the Northeast with a strong low pressure system over the Southwest and the associated frontal boundary extending into the Mississippi River Valley bringing plenty of moisture to the region. The potential for seeing some moderate snowfall north of this boundary over the Northern Plains is very possible.

Day 13-15: The start of this period will be dominated by the low pressure system moving through the Ohio River Valley bringing plenty of showers to the East Coast and thunderstorms to the Southeast and Gulf Coast along with moderate snows into the Western Great Lakes. Another area of low pressure will be developing over the Southwest and slowly begin to push eastward. The end of this period will have multiple low pressure systems moving through 2/3 of the United States along the southern branch of the Jetstream bringing plenty of moisture to the regions from California eastward to the East Coast and along the Gulf Coast. The period will end with a strong low pressure system moving through the Northeast with the associated frontal boundary extending back into the Southeast a strong high pressure center will be moving through the Northern Plains and also another strong low pressure system will begin moving onshore over the West Coast from California northward into Washington bringing large impacts to this region from heavy coastal rains to moderate heavy snows to the mountains.

Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Guam USA:

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of afternoon showers and breezy as winds reach 15-20mph and high temps are around 85F. Overnight lows will be around 83F.

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of afternoon showers and a high near 85F. Winds will be from the East around 15-20mph and overnight lows around 83F.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of showers with a high near 85F. Winds will be from the Northeast around 15-20mph and an overnight low around 83F.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of afternoon showers and a high near 85F. Winds from the Northeast around 15-20mph as overnight lows fall to around 83F.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of afternoon showers and a high near 85F. Winds from the Northeast around 15-20mph and overnight lows near 83F.

Ask The Weatherman for November 19:

Question: Why is it always so foggy in and around the coastline of California?

Answer: To understand this we fist must be familiar with the region. If we look to the west of the coast there is what is known as a cold ocean current that travels along the coastline. This cold current brings colder air into the region near the surface. However, when warmer air moves into the region from the west either with a frontal boundary or just as high pressure, it brings in warmer air above the colder ocean waters. This warm air sets over the top of the colder air and creates a stable layer along the coast which leads to the formation of fog. This is very common over the waters and is known as Marine layer fog which can be very thick as we look at the Golden Gate Bridge which travels over the colder waters.

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Green Energy Weather Report for November 19:

Wave Energy: The Pacific Northwest will see moderate waves associated with the frontal boundary that is moving on shore. Another area of low pressure moving in towards Southern California will bring increased wave action to this region. A third place today will be off the Southeast Coast with the developing low that is moving northward along the coast.

Solar Energy: High pressure over the Southwestern United States will bring good solar energy today. The Gulf Coast will see favorable solar energy production today. High pressure over the Northeast will leave this region in great shape for solar production.

Wind Energy: The strongest winds will be associated with the frontal boundaries along the West Coast which will make these regions great for wind power today. Along the Carolina coast, as the approaching low pressure comes, in will see increased gradient winds.

Hydro-Energy: The West Coast will be today’s highlight for getting plenty of rainfall which will in turn help produce the hydro energy for this region making it very favorable for today.

November 19 Weather and Your Wallet (Mobile AL):

Dining: The morning will need a jacket if you plan on getting a bite to eat outside. Also, if you plan on attending an outdoor seafood restaurant this evening, expect to need a light jacket.

Transportation: A nice day to walk to work or take the local bus routes and enjoy a cool but dry day.

Shopping: This morning and evening the temps will be fairly cool so make sure to bundle up before heading out to enjoy some shopping.

Electricity: Expect to need the heater this morning to start the day and then again this evening as the cold air builds back in to the region; total HDD’s for today will be around 5.

Agriculture: A nice day to get some of that garden work done or cleanup around the house and the farm  as it will be partly cloudy and cool.

Construction: No major impacts for this area, just make sure to bundle up as the morning starts out a little bit cold and then this evening once the sun sets expect to see more cold weather.

Outdoor Venues: If you have plans to attend any outdoor venue from walking the dog at the park to going out to see a concert or heading for a walk along the beach front look for a nice day to do just that however expect to see a cool morning and evening in which you may want a jacket.

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