Big Story Weather – November 20, 2012
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Big Story Weather from November 19: The majority of the United States enjoyed nice weather yesterday. The Pacific Northwest dealt with showers and higher elevation snows which spread into Montana where there were blizzard warnings in effect.
Weather Outlook for November 20: High pressure over the Northeast will bring another nice day to the Northeast giving most of the region partly cloudy skies. High pressure over the Southern Rockies will also bring nice weather to the Plains and the Southeast today as the entire region will enjoy partly cloudy skies. A warm front continuing to impact the Northwest with showers and higher elevation snows again today which will expand further southward into California today bringing showers to the valleys and higher mountain snows also. Below is the weather for a few select cities.
New York NY: (Partly Cloudy: 45F) | Atlanta GA: (Partly cloudy: 66F) | Topeka KS: (Partly Cloudy: 63F) | Fargo ND: (Partly Cloudy: 47F) | Boise ID: (Cloudy with Showers: 54F)
International Weather Outlook for November 20: An area of low pressure will start to develop over Eastern China today bringing extensive cloud cover to the Koreas and Japan. High pressure over the Himalayas will produce partly cloudy skies through most of Southeast Asia forcing the monsoonal trough further southward. Low pressure moving into England will bring showers to the region and increased cloud cover to Western Europe. Low pressure moving south of the southern tip of South America will bring cloudy skies and a few passing showers to the region. Western Australia will see an area of low pressure move through bringing increased clouds and a chance for showers while Eastern Australia will enjoy high pressure. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.
Seoul South Korea: Partly Cloudy with a low near 6C.
Manila Philippians: Partly Cloudy with a low near 20C.
Bangkok Thailand: Mostly Cloudy with a low near 23C.
Brussels Germany: Partly Cloudy with a low near 5C.
Sydney Australia: Partly Cloudy with a low near 15C.
November 20, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:
Atlantic Basin: Low pressure moves away from the United States towards the Central Atlantic towards Iceland, while another area of low pressure moves into England bringing with it showers and stronger winds.
North America: Area of low pressure is moving through Central Canada this morning creating extensive cloud cover back towards the Pacific Northwest of the US.
Eastern Pacific: Very active with one area of low pressure beginning to move towards Southern California over the next 24-36hrs along with another wave behind that one. There is another area of low pressure moving into the Western Gulf of Mexico which will start to impact the islands later in the day today and towards Alaska mainland tomorrow.
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 low sitting over the Philippines will bring showers to the region and stronger winds.
Southern Hemisphere: A low pressure system is sitting in the Southern Pacific moving towards the southeast and currently has a moderate chance of become a tropical system.
Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 20-24:
New York NY: This week high pressure will continue to bring nice weather to the region with no impacts forecasted to occur.
Atlanta GA: High pressure will bring a very nice week with seasonable temps and no weather impacts forecasted for the region.
Topeka KS: A nice week in store with very mild temps and no major weather impacts expected for the next five days.
Fargo ND: A nice start to the period with a chance of snow moving in on the 22nd which will bring the region into a slight impact for the snowfall, followed by clearing skies and no other impacts for the 23rd or 24th.
Boise ID: Very warm weather moving through the region right now. Along with that we are seeing moderate amounts of rainfall which is going to keep the region in a slight impact from now until the 22nd followed by a drying period and no impacts for the 23rd or 24th.
Climate Watch for November 15-19:
New York NY: Period started out about 7-10 degrees below average and then had a small warm up with temps now around 2-5 degrees below average for the remainder of the period.
Atlanta GA: Temps started the period around 13 degrees below average and then warmed to around 3 degrees below followed by the 18th were temps rose to around 1 above average followed on the 19th by another 3 degrees below average.
Topeka KS: The period started about 1 degree above average followed by a continuous week of warming as temps have rose to around 12-17 degrees above average as of the 19th.
Fargo ND: Temps started the period about 2 degrees below average followed by a moderate warming trend with temps rising to around 15-17 degrees above average for the remainder of the period.
Boise ID: The period started with temps running about 5-9 degrees above average followed by another push of warm air with temps now running around 8-12 degrees above average.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 19, 2012:
Day 1-3: High pressure over the Northeast will bring nice weather to the region> Also high pressure over the Southern Rockies will bring nice weather to the Southeast and this will expand eastward into the Southern Plains and along the Gulf Coast. A frontal boundary moving through the Northwest Pacific will bring showers and mountain snows to the region. Another low will begin to approach the Southern California region increasing the cloud cover for today. The end of this period the low pressure will move out into the Northern Plains; however it will be moisture stricken not producing much in the way of rain or snow.
Day 4-7: The period will start with the low pressure advancing into the Great Lakes region. We will also see more gulf moisture pushed into the system leading to a line of thunderstorms that will setup over Eastern Texas into the Mid-Tennessee River valley and up towards the Ohio River valley. Towards day 5 this frontal system will move into the Northeast bringing with it showers and moderate winds there could be some places with winds out of the northwest around 30mph. The end of this period will have high pressure over the East Coast and also along the West Coast with a developing low pressure area over Eastern Texas or the Western Gulf of Mexico during this time period.
Day 8-12: The period will start with the low pushing up the East Coast bringing with it showers and mountain snows. High pressure will bring much colder air into the Plains and the Southeast while another frontal boundary will begin to push on shore over the Pacific Northwest. The middle of this period will have a frontal boundary over the Northeast bringing showers and mountain snows to the region. Another area of low pressure will begin to develop over the Southern Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to this region as well. A frontal boundary will be pushing across the Northern Rockies which will bring showers and snow showers to the region. The period will end with a storm system along the Gulf Coast and a strong area of high pressure building in over the Northern Plains along with another frontal boundary over the Northwest.
Day 13-15: The period will start with high pressure over the Plains along with a frontal boundary and associated low pressure moving on shore over the Pacific Northwest. The middle of the period will have high pressure over the East Coast along with a frontal boundary back into the Great Lakes region and also another high pressure area over the Northern Plains along with a low pressure area moving over the Pacific Northwest. The period will end with a strong low pressure system moving up the Northeast coast along with that a huge area of high pressure moving in over the Northern Plains and Southeast and yet another frontal boundary pushing on shore over the Pacific Northwest.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Tokyo Japan (All Temperatures are in Degrees C):
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy and cool with a high near 14C, winds from the North around 15-20mph and overnight lows near 6C.
Thursday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of showers and a high near 12C, winds from the North around 15-20mph and overnight lows around 6C.
Friday: Partly Cloudy and warmer with a high near 18C, winds will be from the Northwest around 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to around 8C.
Saturday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of showers and cooler with a high near 12C, winds from the Northeast around 10-15mph and overnight lows near 7C.
Sunday: Mostly Cloudy with periods of showers and a high near 11C, winds from the Northwest around 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to around 8C.
Green Energy Weather Report for November 20:
Wave Energy: The Pacific Northwest will see moderate waves associated with the frontal boundary that is moving on shore through the region. Along with that 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 Mid-Atlantic Coast associated with the low pressure that is moving away from the coast.
Solar Energy: High pressure over the Northeast will make this region a great source of solar energy. The Gulf Coast region will also experience a nice day for solar energy which will spread westward into the Southwest where another area of high pressure is impacting the region.
Wind Energy: The best areas for wind energy today will be in the Sierra Nevada’s and eastward into the Montana region where winds could be near 25mph today.
Hydro-Energy: The Pacific Northwest will continue to be a great area with plenty of showers moving on shore to provide the river systems with plenty of water and also looking at California as another area of low pressure is slowly moving on shore in this region.
November 20 Weather and Your Wallet (Denver CO):
Dining: A chilly start to the morning, however a great day to hit the park with your lunch and get away for some nice time outside. This evening if you plan on dining out you will want a jacket as it will get colder after the sun sets.
Transportation: An excellent day to hit the roads if you plan on starting your Thanksgiving drive now as the region will enjoy a dry day.
Shopping: This morning a jacket will be needed, however by this afternoon a short sleeve shirt will be just fine as temps warm to a comfortable 65F. This evening the jacket will be needed again.
Electricity: This morning the heater will be needed. However, this afternoon you should be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in. This evening the heaters will be needed again as the HDD’s will be around 13.5.
Agriculture: No major issues impacting the fall cleanup around the house and the gardens.
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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