Big Story Weather – April 16, 2012
RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from April 15, 2012: This past weekend was one that many want to forget after a large severe weather outbreak. Over the weekend, we saw well over 100 tornadoes stretching from Oklahoma all the way northward into South Dakota and Minnesota.
Big Story Weather News for April 16, 2012: Today is going to be another active day. Along our cold front expect to see more thunderstorms continue along the front with the potential of seeing severe weather, although not as large of an outbreak as this past weekend’s. However, more severe weather is possible from the Gulf Coast all the way into the Ohio River valley. High pressure will hold strong for one more day along the East Coast, but be ready as this front is headed in your direction by tomorrow and Wednesday. On the back side of our front we have cold enough air that we have Winter Weather Advisories in place for Minnesota where snowfall of a couple of inches is possible today for places like Duluth MN. The Plains westward will be a under the influence of High pressure which will allow for cleanup efforts to take place in many places. Then in the Pacific Northwest we are now watching our next frontal system beginning to enter the United States bringing rain showers to places like Seattle and Portland Oregon.
Big Story Weather Outlook International: High pressure moving in over the Sea of Japan will provide for partly to mostly cloudy skies in the Koreas and also into Japan for today. Low pressure near Italy today will provide for a few showers along the coast and also snowfall into the Alps today. High pressure finally moving southeast of Australia with a very strong Low pressure system heading towards McMurdo Station which will bring some light snow to that area.
Big Story Weather Tropics: Another quite day can be found throughout the tropics from North to South and East to West.