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June 27, 2012

Big Story Weather – June 27, 2012

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from June 26: Debby was downgraded to a tropical depression yesterday. However, it still kept producing extreme conditions across Northern Florida with heavy rain and surge and stronger winds. The second big event of the day came from the heat that spread across the majority of the Central Plains from the Dakota´s all the way to the Gulf Coast.

Big Story Weather Outlook for June 27: The remains of Debby are crossing over Northeast Florida this morning and should exit out into the Atlantic. However, another day of heavy rain will occur in the region. Low pressure over Northern Maine will be responsible for bringing thunderstorms to the region again today. From the Ohio River valley southward into the Gulf Coast and back into the Plains, look for partly cloudy skies and lots of heat with temps near 100 for many places again today and heat index values well over 105F. High pressure will be in control of the weather over the Rockies making it another warm day for fire fighters in Colorado as they continue to fight some of the largest fires in the country.

Big Story Weather International Outlook: High pressure over Central Russia will influence the weather from Eastern China into the Korea´s and extending eastward into Japan with partly cloudy skies. The monsoonal trough will bring showers to India and the local area. The Middle East will be warm and dry again today. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to Italy and westward into Spain and France and to the east back into Germany. Low pressure to the southwest of England will continue to move into the area bringing an increase in clouds and isolated showers to England. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to Southeast Australia, while low pressure continues to move across the southern portion of Australia bringing with it cloudy skies and some showers.

Big Story Weather Tropics for June 27, 2012: This morning Tropical Depression Debbie continues to turn off the Northeast portion of Florida near Jacksonville. It will move out into the Atlantic later today. Extended forecasts show it gaining tropical storm strength again and heading towards Bermuda. Winds are around 30kts and pressure near 993mb this morning. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Doksuri has formed off the coast of the Philippines and will track northwestward over the Northern Philippines and then on towards China. The estimated winds this morning with the system are 35kts with pressure near 996mb.  Elsewhere the Tropics are quiet today.

Tropical Watch: Western Pacific waters showing the water temps that TS Doksuri will travel through.

(The following map is courtesy of F-5 data).

Tropical Storm Doksuri will have water temps from 29-30C for the majority of its life span from the Eastern Philippians all the way to just off the coast of China were it will then encounter water temps near 26-27C which are still very supportive for Tropicals.

Sea Surface Temp Analysis:
Water temps near the Philippines are around 29-30C this morning, while temps along the coast of China are near 26-27C and further northward near Okinawa Japan temps are around 24-26C.