Big Story Weather – April 12, 2012
RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from April 11, 2012: The major weather stories of last night happened to be again in western Texas and Oklahoma. There were reports in Texas of 2-4 inches of hail covering the road, forcing the officials to close the roads for a period of time. Also a few tornadoes were spawned in western Texas. In the north it was the cold air that had settled in creating a frosty evening for many from the Plains eastward into the Northeast.
Big Story Weather News for April 12, 2012: A large frontal boundary extending from Montana all the way southward into Texas will be the location of today´s strong to severe thunderstorms. The severe storms look like they will be found more from Texas and Oklahoma in the Panhandle again today, however a few isolated storms will be found in the Dakota´s too. High pressure has shifted eastward and is near the Great Lakes this morning which will lead to partly cloudy skies for many and another cool day in store for places like Chicago and New York. Expect to see some cold temps again tonight as this high continues eastward. The southeast is dealing with partly cloudy skies and a very nice day in store with temps again in the upper 70´s to lower 80´s. The western part of the United States we will find some mountain snow in northern California. Other than that it should be nice along the coast today for places like Seattle and Portland. In Montana we will see rain in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations, snowfall amounts should be fairly light.
Big Story Weather Outlook International: Low pressure has moved east of Japan bringing mostly cloudy skies to both Japan and Korea for today. High pressure over Eastern China is making for a nice day in this region with partly cloudy skies and cool temps. However, there is some mountain snow still falling in Western China and Russia. A weak frontal boundary extends through Britain bringing some isolated showers to the region otherwise mostly cloudy. High pressure continues to be the major weather impact for Australia leading to another dry day for the continent. A strong low pressure center is moving towards the McMurdo station bringing with it very strong winds.
Big Story Weather Tropics: Another quiet day can be found throughout the Atlantic and also the Eastern Pacific. No major weather found in the Western Pacific also today.