Big Story Weather – June 7, 2012
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 6: Colorado was the hardest hit area yesterday, with hail and tornadoes being reported in the state. One report came from just outside of Denver where they actually had hail fall so hard and long that it made hail banks on the ground. Also hail was a big concern across Western North Dakota and Northeast Texas where large areas of hail and wind damage were seen. Another area of strong winds occurred near Miami Florida with reports of wind gusts around 60mph.
Big Story Weather Outlook for June 7: Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers moving in from the Northeast southward into the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Southeast and Gulf Coast will experience afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Look for stronger thunderstorms to stretch from Texas northward into Oklahoma and Southern Kansas with mainly large hail and damaging winds. Another area of concern is with the Low in the Northern United States. Expect to see thunderstorms, some of which may be strong, spread through the Dakota’s and Western Minnesota today. The Southwest will remain dry and warm. The Pacific Northwest will see showers begin to develop throughout the day as another frontal boundary is beginning to push towards the coast.
Big Story Weather International Outlook: The remains of Tropical storm Mawar continue to move northeast away from Japan, however expect to see a frontal boundary set up over the region bringing showers from Eastern China northeastward into Southern Japan. It will remain warm and dry over Saudi Arabia and the entire Gulf region. A strong low pressure sitting over England will influence the area with showers and mostly cloudy skies from England southeastward into Spain and France and further eastward into Italy. High pressure will influence the weather for Eastern Australia bringing partly cloudy skies to the region, while Low pressure begins to influence the western shores of Australia with showers and mostly cloudy skies.
Big Story Weather Tropics: Tropical Cyclone Kuena is just to the northeast of Madagascar and will continue to track slowly towards the west and weaken. Right now winds are estimated at around 30kts with a pressure near 1000mb. 99W continues to bring rain to the Philippines and has an estimated pressure of 1010mb and winds around 15kts. Elsewhere the tropics are quiet today.