Big Story Weather – June 22, 2012
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story weather from June 21: The heat along the East Coast was the major weather story from yesterday, with places like Baltimore/DC getting into the upper 90´s along with New York and Boston. Southeast Michigan was the location of strong wind damage associated with the frontal boundary that moved through the area.
Big Story Weather for June 22: The heat will still be found along the coast from Maryland into Virginia and parts of New Jersey. All of these places will remain ahead of the cold front for the majority of the day. Thunderstorms will be found along the frontal boundary extending from Maine into South Carolina. Some of the storms may reach strong to severe levels with the major concern being damaging winds. High pressure will move into Iowa and bring partly cloudy skies from the Northern Plains all the way into the Southeast and Gulf Coast region for today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found throughout the West also. The Pacific Northwest will see some showers in the mix today as another frontal boundary begins to make its way towards the coast.
Big Story International Weather: The remains of Talim are presently crossing Southern Japan bringing an increase in winds along with periods of heavier rain. Low pressure to the East of the Philippines will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. Also an area of low pressure along the East Coast of China will bring showers to places like Hong Kong. The Middle East will be warm and dry again today with temps reaching into the 100´s. High pressure sitting over Spain will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout Spain and France. High pressure will be in control over the majority of Australia bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies to the region.
Big Story Weather Tropics for June 22, 2012: This morning Tropical Storm Chris continues to turn in the North Atlantic and should remain away from any land and be no hazard except to marine interest. Estimated winds are near 50kts with a pressure near 987mb. The Gulf of Mexico is the next area of concern as there is currently a low pressure in the area that is expected today to be upgraded to Tropical Storm Debbie. Estimated winds are near 20kts with a pressure of 1007mb. This system needs to be watched by all interested from Corpus Christi, Texas all the way across the Northern Gulf over into Tampa, Florida. Indications are that this system may very well move north for a day or so and then possibly stall in the Gulf, so there will be many interested in the Eastern Gulf that will be looking at long periods of strong winds and increased surge. Elsewhere in the Western Pacific there are two areas of interest – both are just to the east of the Philippians.
GULF STORM WATCH: (The following information is just one forecast for winds/seas) * Remember to always check in with the National Weather Service for the latest forecast in regards to the system in the Gulf.
Corpus Christi Texas: Friday look for winds to be out of the Northeast at 7-12 mph and seas near 1-2 ft. Saturday winds will become light and variable and seas will remain 1-2 ft. Sunday winds will be light and variable again with seas near 1-2 ft.
Houston Texas: Friday winds will be from the Northwest at 2-7 mph with seas near 2 ft. Saturday winds will remain 2-7 from the Northwest and seas near 2 ft. Sunday winds will shift to the Northeast at 5-10 mph and seas near 2 ft.
New Orleans LA: Friday winds will be from the Northeast at 8-13 mph with seas near 3 ft. Saturday winds will increase to 15-20 mph out of the Northeast and seas will build to 4 ft. Sunday winds will shift to the East at 18-23 mph with seas near the coast approaching 6 ft.(Seas are for outside in the Sound)
Gulfport MS: Friday look for winds to be Northeast 10-15 mph with seas near 3 ft. Saturday winds will increase 18-23 mph out of the Northeast along with seas near 4 ft. Sunday winds will become Easterly at 18-23 mph with seas approaching 7 ft.(Seas are for outside in the Sound)
Mobile AL: Friday winds will be Northeast at 10-15 mph with seas near 3 ft. Saturday winds will increase 18-23 mph with seas near 4 ft. Sunday winds will shift to the East at 20-25 mph and seas near 9 ft.
Pensacola FL: Friday winds will be from the Northeast at 12-17 mph with seas near 3 ft. Saturday winds will be Northeast at 12-17 mph with seas near 4 ft. Sunday winds will shift to the East at 22-27 mph with seas near 10 ft.
Tampa FL: Friday winds will be Easterly 10-15 mph and seas near 2 ft. Saturday winds will be Southeast at 5-10 mph with seas near 5 ft. Sunday winds will be Southeast at 15-20 mph and seas near 10 ft.