Big Story Weather – May 7, 2012
RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from May 4-6, 2012: The Northern Plains experienced a lot of severe weather this weekend including multiple tornado reports along with golf ball- to baseball-size hail. Also a unique tornado was reported about 40 miles north of Tokyo Japan.
Big Story Weather for May 7: High pressure will be off the East Coast today bringing with it partly cloudy skies along the East Coast. An area of low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring thunderstorms from Michigan all the way down towards the Gulf Coast, through the entire Ohio River Valley. Expect to see some isolated severe weather throughout this region. Back in the Plains we are looking at strong high pressure building in over Eastern Colorado and Western Nebraska which will bring partly cloudy skies to the Plains. Also there will be some orographic snowfall that could reach near 6 inches in the Colorado Rockies. The remainder of the West Coast will be under high pressure which will lead to partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the entire region.
Big Story Weather Outlook International: A weak area of High pressure will be in control of the weather from Japan back into the Korea´s bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies. An area of Low pressure will begin to develop over Eastern India bringing an increase in clouds and humidity to the region. High pressure over the Middle East will make for another warm day throughout the region. Also a weak high pressure center over Spain will bring partly cloudy skies to Spain and France. Low pressure heading in towards England will bring an increase in clouds and showers to the region. A strong low pressure center is moving through the Gulf of Alaska which will bring snow showers to the southern portion of Alaska today. High pressure will impact the southeastern coast of South America with partly cloudy skies. High pressure will influence the Southeast coast of Australia, while a Low pressure center will be moving towards the Southwestern Coast of Australia bringing showers and also an increase in winds to the region. Also to the north of Darwin Australia is Tropical Cyclone 19S which will continue to move southwestward remaining away from Australia at this time.
Big Story Weather Tropics: Tropical Cyclone 19S is currently to the north of Darwin, Australia and should remain off the coast of Australia. Estimated winds are near 35 kts with an estimated pressure near 996 mb. Elsewhere in the Western Pacific there is area of Low pressure to the south of the Philippines which is expected to keep moving westward. Estimated winds are currently around 15kts, with the estimated pressure near 1010mb. Outside of those two area´s the rest of the tropics are quiet today.