Big Story Weather – June 8, 2012
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 7: Storm damage was reported in states from the Dakota’s westward into Nebraska and Colorado, where isolated tornadoes were seen. Multiple large hail reports from the same area as well as a few reports in the Northeast. A few isolated wind reports around the Houston TX area yesterday. On an international level the big news of the day was the tornado near Perth Australia.
Big Story Weather Outlook for June 8: Light showers will be seen along the East coast for one more day before high pressure begins to move into the area. High pressure dominates the weather throughout the Tennessee and Ohio River valley bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies through the region. A strong low pressure system continues to move into Southern Texas which will be responsible for strong return flow over the Northern Gulf States for the next couple of days bringing lots of rain. Some places along the Gulf Coast could see upwards to 6-8 inches of rain through the weekend. Flood watches have been posted for the Louisiana and Mississippi coastal areas. Low pressure moving north of Minnesota through Canada will be responsible for bringing scattered showers to the Northeast portion of Minnesota along with scattered thunderstorms into the Chicago area. The southwest will remain dry and warm again today with partly cloudy skies. The Pacific Northwest will see an increase in showers with the approach of the next frontal boundary.
Big Story Weather International Outlook: A frontal boundary will extend from Japan eastward into China bringing showers to the region again today. It will be dry and warm day for the Middle East. Low pressure over Europe will impact the region with showers from England eastward into Spain and France and also over into Italy and Greece. High pressure will dominate the eastern portion of Australia with partly cloudy skies while the western portion, including Perth, will see another day with showers and isolated thunderstorms, however these should not be as severe as yesterday.
Big Story Weather Tropics: 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. 90W has developed overnight and is located well out into the Western Pacific with a current estimated pressure of 1008mb and winds near 20kts. This area is in a favorable spot for further development so it will need to be watched over time.