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July 10, 2012

Big Story Weather – July 10, 2012

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from July 9:
Yesterday, there were scattered storm reports along the frontal boundary that stretched from the Carolina´s back into the Southeast. Also yesterday was one of the first days in over a couple of weeks that we didn´t talk about record-setting heat as temps stayed near their normal for this time of year.

Big Story Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy skies will be found throughout the Northeast today as temps are again nice, reaching the upper 70´s in the Boston area and surrounding locations. Low pressure will move off the Carolina coast today, with the trailing stationary front extending all the way back into Texas will be today´s target area for showers and thunderstorms. In places like Atlanta, the high will be in the Mid 80´s and in Dallas the lower 80´s will be found. High pressure over Iowa will bring partly cloudy skies and cooler conditions to the Northern Plains with high temps in the mid 70´s. The monsoonal trough will extend through the Southwest increasing the chance of showers and thunderstorms in this region. Sunny skies will prevail along the West Coast today with high temps in the upper 70´s for places like Portland.

Big Story Weather International Outlook: Low pressure over Eastern China will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies from Eastern China into the Korea´s and eastward over into Japan. There will be scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms southward into Southeast China in places like Hong Kong and Shanghai. The monsoonal trough will be in place again today over India bringing heavier showers to the region.  The Middle East will be warm and sunny again today with temps approaching the upper 90´s to 100´s. Low pressure over England will bring showers to the region and also these showers will extend eastward into Spain and France and parts of Germany.  Australia will be in between a low pressure to the east and high pressure to the west which will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the region.

Big Story Weather Oceans: If you are looking for any more EL-Nino indicators, this morning the Eastern Pacific has your answer as there are 3 systems in the region. This is typical during EL-Nino to see more than 1 storm turning at the same time in the Eastern Pacific. Daniel has become a tropical storm overnight with max winds estimated at 60kts and a pressure near 994mb. Hurricane Emilia on the other hand has intensified into a 115kt storm along with an estimated pressure near 948m. Both of these systems remain away from land and should stay that way. The third system has developed overnight off the coast of Central America this system has an estimated pressure of 1007mb with winds estimated near 20kts, this system is forecasted to intensify and may become yet another Tropical Storm within the next few days. The Western Pacific has two area´s this morning the first is 98W which has estimated winds around 15kts and pressure near 1010mb. The second is 99W which also has an estimated wind near 15kts and 1010mb this morning. The Atlantic is quite this morning.

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

Tropics Watch: Looking at the Eastern Pacific this morning we see the water temps range from the 28C along were the new system is developing which is good for development to around 26C where Daniel is located, which is a big reason for the system to continue its weakening. Emilia is still sitting in the warmer waters that is part of the reason for further development of that system overnight.