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May 11, 2012

Big Story Weather – May 11, 2012

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from May 10, 2012: Southern Texas was the area of concern yesterday as tornadoes set up along the frontal boundary. Over a dozen tornadoes were reported from just south of Houston down to around the US and Mexico border in the southeastern portion of Texas. Along with the tornadoes came large hail, which was also reported in this region with isolated reports of hail the size of golf balls.  A large area of estimated winds in excess of 75mph occurred throughout the region.

Big Story Weather Outlook May 11: High pressure builds into the Mid-Atlantic Region bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies up and down the Eastern Seaboard for today. Low pressure developing in the Southeast corner of Texas is going to bring with it additional strong to severe thunderstorms from Galveston, Texas northward into the Houston Metro area. The main concern will be very heavy rain and also damaging winds and large hail. Isolated tornadoes are possible.  A weak frontal boundary is moving through Minnesota today which will bring isolated showers to the region. High pressure is also building in over the Western Dakotas which will make way for partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the Northern Plains. The Western United States will be dry and mild once more.

Big Story Weather Outlook International: Low pressure to the east of Japan will influence the entire eastern seaboard with areas of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Low pressure over Norway will bring showers and isolated snow showers to the region of Norway and Denmark. High pressure beginning to build over England will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout Western Europe. High pressure will control the weather over Southern Australia with partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the entire region.

Big Story Weather Tropics: An area of embedded showers and thunderstorms will be found to the northwest of Australia where the remains of 19S can be found. Outside of that, no tropical development is forecasted over the next 24 hrs as all basins are quiet.