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May 29, 2012

Big Story Weather – May 29, 2012

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from May 25-28, 2012: May 25 proved to be very active for the Plains. Areas in Kansas were hit with well over 20 tornadoes. We also saw hail the near 2.75 inches in size near Merrick, Nebraska. On May 26th we saw no tornado reports, however, there were reports of hail the size of 1.75 throughout WI and the Great Lakes region. May 27th brought tornado reports in both Nebraska and Minnesota along with the report of hail the size of over 2 inches in many places from Kansas northward into Nebraska. West Palm Beach Florida also experienced a wind gust near 66mph. Also on May 27th we saw our first land falling tropical system of the 2012 Hurricane Season. Tropical Storm Beryl landed near the Georgia and Florida border during the overnight hours of Sunday.

Big Story Weather Outlook for May 29: Tropical Depression Beryl will start to regain strength as it moves back towards the Atlantic and should become a tropical storm again in the next couple of days. Low pressure north of the Great Lakes will be responsible for scattered thunderstorms from the Northeast southward back into the Mid-Atlantic region and also parts of the Gulf Coast.  High pressure over the Northern Plains will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the rest of the country for today.

Big Story Weather Outlook International: Typhoon Sanvu made land-fall in Iwo To this past weekend with wind gusts over 90mph reported at the weather station on the island. High pressure over Japan will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies to the region. High pressure also over the Middle East will make for another warm and dry day. Australia will also be under the influence of high pressure today making for partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Big Story Weather Tropics: Tropical Storm Beryl will continue to track over the southeast before re-entering the Atlantic Ocean . It is then forecasted to re-intensify to a Tropical Storm and head away from the United States. Another area of interest has formed in the Western Pacific and it will continue to push westward.

Detailed Tropical Update: Tropical Depression Beryl has estimated winds around 25kts and a pressure near 1005mb. Beryl is expected to exit back into the Atlantic Ocean and re-intensify to a Tropical Storm over the next couple of days. Currently Beryl has made one land-fall near the FL/GA border bringing heavy rain and also wind damage to the region.

In the Western Pacific we have Invest 95W which is located just to the east of the Philippines and will continue to track towards the region. Estimated winds are around 15kts and pressure estimated around 1012mb.