Big Story Weather – April 27, 2012
RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from April 26, 2012: Some thunderstorms did move through the Mid-Atlantic yesterday. No major damage was reported other than some stronger wind gusts. Winds whipped through the Central Plains yesterday which has increased the fire hazard for this region. Expect to see some relief starting today.
Big Story Weather News for April 27, 2012: A few remaining showers and isolated snowflakes will be found up in the Northeast in Vermont and Maine for today. The rest of the East coast will enjoy a great day today with partly to mostly cloudy skies and warmer temps. The Southeast and Gulf Coast will be dealing with another great day with partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild temps. The central plains is where we will see our troubles for today. Southern Plains in KS/OK will see the possibility of thunderstorms – some of which could be strong. The Northern Plains will be dealing with scattered showers and cool temps with highs only reaching the upper 40´s in some places. Also towards evening look for some of these places from South Dakota to North Dakota to see the rain mix in with sleet and snow for the overnight hours. Snow will fly from the Northern Rockies were snowfall amounts could reach a few inches by tomorrow. To the West Coast expect to see a nice day from Seattle southward to San Diego.
Big Story Weekend Outlook: For the weekend expect to see our frontal boundary slowly move through the Central Plains, keeping with it the chance for showers in the Northern Plains and thunderstorms in the Southern Plains. Elsewhere the weather should be fairly tranquil.
Big Story Weather Outlook International: From Japan back into the Korea´s look for a partly to mostly cloudy day as there is high pressure to the east of Japan influencing the weather for the region. Again today the thermal lows will set up throughout the Middle East bringing an increase in warm temps to the region along with dry conditions. High pressure building in to Western Europe will begin to influence the entire region today with partly to mostly cloudy skies from England into France and Italy. High pressure will influence Australia again today leading to another nice cool fall day.
Big Story Weather Tropics: No changes in the tropics with 97W still moving slowly westward in the open Pacific. Estimated winds today are around 20kts and pressure is estimated to be around 1007mb. Elsewhere in the Tropics it is quiet from the Eastern Pacific to the Atlantic and also in the Southern Pacific around Australia.