Big Story Weather – June 6, 2012
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 4-5: On June 4, two tornadoes were confirmed — one in Texas and the other in Arkansas. On June 5th, tornadoes were confirmed in Montana, while there was also strong rotation right along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi during the evening. Yesterday there was a lot of damage reported through the Southeast and also in Montana and Idaho. Large trees were snapped in many locations in Montana and Idaho with reports of winds over 70mph.
Big Story Weather Outlook for June 6: Partly to mostly cloudy skies will spread through the Northeast towards the Mid-Atlantic. Increasing showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon over the Gulf Coast region. This morning ongoing thunderstorms will impact Florida followed by redevelopment this afternoon. A very strong frontal system is moving through the Northern Rockies, the warm front will extend out towards the Northern Plains today allowing for an increase in Severe weather Risk in this area. On the western side of the strong storm over Montana and Idaho today expect to see some heavy snowfall as winter watches have been issued for this region for heavy snow. The Southwest will remain dry and warm today again creating another hard day for the fire fighters in New Mexico. West coast will be dry and mild today.
Big Story Weather Tropics: Taking a look into the tropics we see Tropical Storm Mawar just southeast of Tokyo heading away from the area. It should be no more than a marine interest this morning. Estimated winds were around 45kts and a pressure of 989mb. 99W just off the coast of the Philippines will continue to bring heavy rain to the region as it moves slowly westward with an estimated pressure of 1010mb and winds around 15kts. In the Southern Hemisphere we see TC 20S which has formed just to the northeast of Madagascar. This system will head towards Africa and is anticipated to stay at Tropical Cyclone strength with winds in the 30-40kt range and estimated pressure around 996mb.