Big Story Weather – September 25, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Big Story Weather from September 24:
The cold air began to filter in over the Northern Rockies as the snow began to fly overnight in some locations in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Expect more of that today. Severe weather was limited, however we did see 1.0-inch hail in Florida along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Montana. The cold air was prevalent over the Northeast as well with many places seeing frost and freezing conditions along with breezy weather over SOCAL.
Big Story Weather Discussion for September 25:
Surface Map: High pressure over the Northeast will bring another cool day to the region with partly cloudy skies. Low pressure moving into Florida will bring heavy rainfall to Northeast Florida with the potential for flooding. Low pressure moving through the Rockies will bring showers, thunderstorms and also the first significant snowfall of the season. High pressure over the Southern Plains will bring nice weather to the region. Most of the West Coast will have nice weather, but the Pacific Northwest will have showers today.
Severe Weather: No major severe weather forecasted today.
Winter Weather: A significant storm will move through the Rockies bringing the first significant snowfall to the region. Expect some higher elevations in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to see possibly over six inches of snowfall.
Flooding: There will be a moderate chance for flooding over portions of Florida today.
Tropical Weather: No impacts.
Winds: There will be strong winds over the SoCal with some places seeing gusts near 45mph.
Select City Forecast:
Buffalo NY: Partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 50F.
Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy with a high near 88F and overnight lows near 72F.
Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps around 73F and overnight lows near 62F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches.
Boise ID: Mostly cloudy with rain changing to rain and snow overnight. High temps around 47F and overnight lows near 36F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches. Total snowfall around 1-3 inches.
San Diego CA: Partly cloudy with a high near 71F and overnight lows near 60F.
September 24, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving through Alaska will bring showers and snow showers to the region.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving over Florida today will bring heavy rainfall to the region. Low pressure moving over Eastern Canada will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving towards England will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Cape Verde Islands. Low pressure moving through Central Russia will bring showers to the region.
Western Pacific: Typhoon Pabuk continues moving east of Japan with winds around 70kts and pressure of 970mb. The storm should slowly weaken and begin to re-curve to the northeast, however some showers and gusty winds will be over portions of Japan today. There are two other areas being watched for possible tropical development.
Indian Ocean: A fairly tranquil day across the basin with no major weather issues expected outside of the afternoon thunderstorms.
Southern Hemisphere: Multiple low pressures moving through the basin. Impacts will be felt over the Fiji Islands. There will also be impacts being felt over Southern Argentina with showers and strong winds. Low pressure moving across Southern Africa will bring showers and gusty winds to the region. Low pressure moving south of Australia will bring a few showers to the region. Another area of low pressure will bring impacts to portions of New Zealand.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for September 25-29:
Buffalo NY: The period will start impact free. There is a chance for showers at end the period bringing a slight impact to the area.
Gulfport MS: The majority of the period will be impact free. There will be thunderstorms towards the end of the period which will bring slight to moderate impacts.
Omaha NE: Thunderstorms will be present over the next couple of days bringing moderate impacts to the region.
Boise ID: The region will have moderate impacts over the next couple of days associated with a rain and snow mix followed by showers on the 27th. The period will end with another round of showers.
San Diego CA: The region will be impact free over the next five days.
Climate Watch Almanac for September 20-24:
Buffalo NY: The period started with temps around 6-13 degrees above normal and then finished the period with temps around 1-12 degrees below normal.
Gulfport MS: The period started with temps around 1-5 degrees below normal then temps rose to around 2 degrees above before falling back to around 1 degree below normal to finish the period.
Omaha NE: The period started with temps around 1-4 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 7 degrees above followed by the period finishing with temps around 1-4 degrees below normal.
Boise ID: The period started around 11 degrees above normal and then fell to around 3-16 degrees below for the remainder of the period.
San Diego CA: The region has had a flux of temps ranging from 5 degrees above to 7 degrees below and then a period of temps being right at average.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for September 25, 2013:
Day 1-3: High pressure over the Northeast will bring cool weather to the region. This will also extend back into the Great Lakes and the Northern Plains. A storm system pushing into the Northern Rockies will bring the first significant snowfall to the region with some places getting over six inches of snowfall. A storm system moving over Northeast Florida will bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the region. High pressure over the Southern Plains will bring nice weather to the region. This will extend into the Gulf Coast. The West Coast will be dry and breezy, while a few showers will still be possible over the Pacific Northwest. The period will finish with low pressure near Bermuda bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will dominate the weather from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast with plenty of sunshine. Low pressure moving through the Northern Plains will bring showers, thunderstorms and even a few snow showers over the higher elevations of the Rockies.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure over both coasts and frontal boundary moving through the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes bringing showers to the region. Day five high pressure will remain over the East Coast, while the storm system pushes into the Great Lakes and extends to the Gulf Coast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will be over the Rockies keeping the region dry, while another storm system will enter the Pacific Northwest with more showers.
Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure along the East Coast and a weak frontal boundary along the Gulf Coast will bring a few showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will keep the rest of the region dry. Day ten a weak storm system will be moving through the Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. Both coasts will enjoy high pressure during this time. Day eleven a powerful storm system will be moving through the East Coast and Great Lakes bringing plenty of rainfall and even a few snow showers around the Great Lakes. A cold area of high pressure will slide all the way into Texas and a new storm will push into Alaska bringing strong winds, heavy rains and snowfall.
Long Range Outlook: The period will start with a powerful storm system along the East Coast bringing showers to the region. High pressure will be over the Tennessee River Valley, while a tropical wave will be developing near Puerto Rico. A new storm system will be pushing into the Pacific Northwest. The period will end with a strong storm system over the Northern Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region, while high pressure dominates both coasts.
Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:
Detroit MI: Partly cloudy and cool today with a high near 68F and overnight lows near 49F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 70F and overnight lows near 50F Friday partly cloudy with high temps near 70F and overnight lows near 50F. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer high temps around 74F and overnight lows near 56F. Sunday mostly cloudy with showers and cool high temps around 66F and overnight lows near 46F. Total rainfall around 0.35 inches.
Orlando FL: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps around 85F and overnight lows near 75F. Total rainfall around 0.05 inches. Thursday partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High temps around 90F and overnight lows near 72F. Total rainfall around 0.05 inches. Friday partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High temps around 85F and overnight lows near 69F. Total rainfall near 0.10 inches. Saturday partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High temps near 86F and overnight lows near 74F. Total rainfall near 0.05 inches. Sunday partly cloudy and mild with a high near 83F and overnight lows near 67F.
Denver CO: Partly cloudy and mild today with high temps near 82F and overnight lows near 47F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 77F and overnight lows near 47F. Friday mostly cloudy with showers and cool high temps around 60F and overnight lows near 37F. Total rainfall near 0.25 inches. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 67F and overnight lows near 44F. Sunday partly cloudy and mild with a high near 78F and overnight lows near 47F.
Ask The Weatherman for September 25, 2013:
Question: What weather is found along a warm front?
Answer: A warm front has two types of weather with it. In the summer you can see showers and isolated thunderstorms and the potential for tornadoes. During the winter you will see showers and snow showers along the warm front. Behind the warm front the air temperatures will begin to rise bringing more rainfall or snowfall.
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Green Energy Weather Report for September 25, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be light to moderate amounts of energy along the Northeast increasing to moderate over the Mid-Atlantic to the Southeast. The Gulf Coast will also see light to moderate amounts of energy. The West Coast will see moderate amounts of energy from south to north.
Hydro Energy: The majority of the short term energy will be found along the Florida coastline, while the long term energy will be found developing over the Northern Rockies.
Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of solar energy from the Northeast to the Great Lakes extending into the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast along with the Southwest and a good portion of the West Coast.
Wind Energy: The majority of the wind energy today will be behind the front over the Gulf Coast, over the Great Lakes and also in the Northern Rockies behind the cold front. The Southwest around the SOCAL area will also have moderate amounts of energy.
September 25 Weather and Your Wallet (Seattle WA):
A frontal boundary to the west will bring light winds, showers and a very cool day to the region.
Dining: This morning will be not the best as showers will dominate the weather pattern and cool temps.
Transportation: This morning expect to see delays both at the airports and also the major roadways as showers will reduce visibility.
Shopping: This morning you will want your umbrella if you’re heading out to go shopping.
Electricity: The majority of today will be in the heating mode. The forecast is for around 16HDD’s during the day with the majority of it coming during the evening and overnight hours.
Yard Work: Today will be a good day to take a rain check on the yard work.
Construction: There will be some impacts to any outdoor projects this morning. This afternoon may be better for those outdoor projects.
Outdoor Venues: This morning will not be the best for outdoor activities. This afternoon and evening would be the better time to head out.
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