The Storm Report Blog For January 7, 2013
Left Map Analysis: The latest satellite image from 9PM on the 6th of January shows that are low pressure system is currently moving into the Baja of California and will slowly push southeastward towards portions of Northern Mexico before entering into Texas on the 8th. The system will bring plenty of rainfall and the possibility of severe weather during the middle of the week.
Right Map Analysis: Now advancing into the 8th and 9th we will notice that our system pushes into the northern portion of Mexico and then will begin to make its way into Southern Texas by the afternoon of the 8th. The yellow arrow depicts are next 2 day forecasted track for the low pressure as we are looking for it to take a sharp turn towards the northeast and then by the end of the period on the 9th the storm will be pushing almost due north into Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. The green outline is our projected region that will see rain showers and also isolated thunderstorms with this storm system. The area in red is highlighted for the potential of severe weather during this time frame from the Texas Gulf Coast into Western Louisiana and northward towards Arkansas by the end of the period. This storm will bring some moderate rainfall amounts to Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana with many places seeing upwards to 1-2in of rainfall before it is all sudden done.
Looking at the potential impacts of this storm for certain cities and how they will be impacted. (These conditions are for January 8-9)
Brownsville, Texas: Rain will begin to move in on the evening of the 8th with the potential of seeing 0.15-0.25in total during this time along with temps in the 70-73F range. The winds during this period will be from the Southeast around 8-13mph.| The morning of the 9th will bring Thunderstorms and moderate rainfall amounts with the potential of seeing 0.20-0.40in during this time period along with temps holding constant in the 70-73F range. The winds during this period will be from the Southeast at 12-17mph.| The evening of the 9th will bring the rain and thunderstorms to an end as cloudy skies will prevail along with that temps will fall into the 60-64F range for this time period. Winds will also make their shift to the Northeast around 8-13mph.
Dallas, Texas: The evening of the 8th will usher in the beginning of rain as it will start on the light side with amounts ranging from around 0.05in to 0.15in. Winds will be from the Northeast around 8-13mph as temps will be in the 45-50F range during this time.| The morning of the 9th will bring heavy rain along with thunderstorms to the region expect to see amounts ranging from around 0.8in upwards to 1.0in total during this time period, along with strong Northeast winds of 12-17mph and temps will be in the 48-52F range during this time period.| The evening will start with a squall line pushing through which will bring the rain to an end overnight however before that happens look for an additional 0.15-0.25in of rainfall. The winds will still be brisk from the Northeast around 18-23mph as temps will stay in the 50-54F range.
Houston, Texas: The night of the 8th rain will move into the region with total amounts around 0.05-0.15in during this time frame, along with moderate Easterly winds around 10-15mph as temps will be in the 66-70F range.| By the morning of the 9th the metro area will be dealing with thunderstorms and heavy rain with the chance of seeing 0.75in upwards to 1.0in. Winds during this time period will be Southeasterly 10-15mph along with temps in the 66-70F range.| The evening of the 9th will have a squall line pushing through the region bringing an additional 0.15-0.25in of rainfall. The winds will Southerly 10-15mph as temps warm a tad from the morning to be around 68-72F.
Shreveport, Louisiana: The evening of the 8th moderate rain will begin to push into the region with rainfall amounts around 0.1-0.2in during this period along with winds from the Northeast at 5-10mph with very cool air in place as temps will be in the 55-59F range.| The morning of the 9th will see heavy rain moving into the region with the chance of seeing upwards to 0.4-0.6in during this time period. The winds will be from the Northeast around 8-13mph along with temps in the 57-61F range so a slight warming will start.| The night of the 9th will bring a chance for thunderstorms and even some severe weather to the region as rainfall totals reach near 1inch during the time frame. Winds will shift towards the East around 10-15mph along with a slight warming trend with temps in the 59-93F range.
New Orleans, LA: The evening of the 8th will be rainy in the metro area with the potential of seeing accumulations around 0.05-0.15in during the time period, winds will be from the East at 15-20mph as temps will hover around 66-70F.| The morning of the 9th a few thunderstorms along with showers will still be in the area with the chance of seeing an additional 0.05-0.15in of rainfall. The winds will be strong from the Southeast around 15-20mph as temps remain in the 70-74F range.| By the night of the 9th showers should start to slowly move out of the region, however expect to see an additional 0.05-0.15in during this time frame as well, winds will be from the Southeast around 15-20mph as temps fall slightly to around 68-72F.
Gulfport, Mississippi: The night of the 8th will bring with it the chance of seeing some thunderstorms along with moderate rain totals around 0.15-0.25in possible. Winds will be brisk from the East around 10-15mph along with this could come the rise of surge around 1ft very possible. The temps will be in the 66-70F range during the overnight hours.| By the evening of the 9th the region should see the rain end and become mostly cloudy with Southeast winds around 8-13mph along with temps in the 68-72F range in the metro area.
Past 24hr Storm Summary: The storm is still in its early development stages as it moves into the Baja region of California there has been reports of some moderate rainfall in Southern California. There also is a snow band that is developing ahead of the storm over Nevada and the Western Rockies.
24hr Storm Impacts: The next 24hrs should see very limited severe weather impacts, however heavy rainfall will be occurring along with moderate winds throughout the southwest region of the US. Snowfall amounts should not be to heavy through the next 24hrs as this storm continues to move towards the Southeast it will leave the cold air and become a warmer system entering into the warmer regions of the south and also within the next 24-36hs beginning to take moisture from the Gulf of Mexico which will just keep it that much warmer.
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