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May 31, 2012

Big Story Weather – May 31, 2012

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from May 29, 2012: Tornado reports extended from North Carolina back into the high plains with Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas getting the majority of the tornadoes. Hail was very large yesterday with reports in Texas of hail the size of 4.5 inches in diameter. The strongest winds came from Paducah, Texas which was also the site of the large hail. This storm that hit Paducah supported a very large high top cumulus-nimbus cloud.

Big Story Weather Outlook for May 31: Low pressure moving through the Tennessee River Valley will bring scattered strong to severe thunderstorms through the region extending down towards the Northern Gulf Coast region. Partly cloudy skies will extend from the Northeast all the way down into the Southeast. High pressure moving in over the Northern Plains will bring partly cloudy skies throughout the region. Also extending westward look for partly cloudy skies all the way back into Seattle into the Southwest.

Big Story Weather Outlook International: High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to regions of Japan and the Korea´s. Low pressure over Northern Europe will bring mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers from Spain eastward towards Italy. An area of low pressure will move towards McMurdo station bringing the possibility of heavy snowfall. High pressure towards the Southwest of Australia will bring partly cloudy skies to the southern 2/3 of Australia. The Northern section of Australia may see some isolated showers.

Big Story Weather Tropics: Beryl is now heading away from the US towards the open Atlantic and should soon be out of our hair. Beryl currently has estimated winds around 35kts and pressure near 1004mb. 96W is an area of convection in the Western Pacific to the south of Guam. Currently estimated winds are around 15kts with pressure estimated to be around 1010mb. 95W continues to get better organized as it sits to the east of the Philippines and is expected to be upgraded to a tropical depression or storm in the next 24hrs. Estimated winds are around 20kts and pressure near 1007mb. 92B has developed out towards the southwest of India in the Bay of Bengal, estimated winds are around 15kts and pressure near 1010mb. Elsewhere the tropics are quiet this morning.