Big Story Weather – August 10, 2012
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from August 9: Yesterday provided plenty in the way of severe storms which included hail and wind damage reports. There were over 200 wind reports spreading from Illinois eastward into PA and NY, as well as southward along the frontal boundary through KY and TN and MS and then east to west along the Gulf Coast from Florida back westward into Texas. Hail reports were confined to around the center of the low in the Midwest. The hot spots of the day were back in the Rockies around Denver.
Big Story Weather for August 10: Low pressure and its associated front will extend from the Northeast southward into the Gulf Coast region bringing showers and thunderstorms along the frontal boundary. New York may have some strong to severe storms today with a high near 78. Florida will be dealing with the afternoon sea-breeze which will bring thunderstorms to Miami with a high near 89. The Plains will be under the influence of High pressure making for a nice day for places like Sioux Falls where the high will be in the lower 70´s. It will be warm for places like Boise and the Northwest were high temps will be in the 90´s. The Southwest will see a few storms with the weak monsoon return. Otherwise look for a warm day in places like San Diego where the high temps will be in the lower 80´s.
Big Story Weather International Outlook: High pressure will be in control of the weather over the Korea´s and Japan bringing partly cloudy skies to the region. A few showers will be possible in India today with the monsoon which is beginning to weaken. High pressure will be in control of the weather over Western Europe making for partly cloudy skies from England eastward into Spain and Germany. High pressure will also be in control over portions of South America bringing a nice day to the region. Australia will also have an area of high pressure over the central part of the country bringing partly cloudy to sunny skies for the majority of the area.
Big Story Weather Oceans for August 10, 2012:
In the Atlantic Basin, Tropical Storm Ernesto is still holding together as it moves across Mexico towards the Pacific Ocean. Estimated winds are near 30kts with a pressure of 1002mb. Also Tropical Depression 7 has formed and is showing signs that it may become our next storm later today. Estimated winds are near 30kts with a pressure of 1008mb. This storm is forecast to continue on a westward track towards the Windward Islands this weekend. Another area of Low pressure has just cleared Africa and is very potent, showing good signs that this area will also become a tropical storm by this weekend as estimated winds are near 30kts with a pressure of 1004mb.
In the Eastern Pacific Basin, Tropical Storm Gilma continues to turn off the coast of Mexico. However, with it entering colder waters, this area will quickly start to weaken. This morning estimated pressure was near 993mb with winds around 60kts. It has lost its Hurricane status and will continue to decrease over the next 24hrs.
In the Western Pacific Basin, Tropical Storm Kirogi is on its last leg as it passes over the Kuril Islands today bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region. Winds are around 40kts with a pressure of 993mb. Elsewhere in the Pacific there are two areas of low pressure that need to be watched for further development as both areas are around 20kts with pressure of 1007-1010 respectively.
Climate Watch for the period of August 5-9: The heat remains strong in the Inner Mountain west as seen in Boise ID.
New York NY: Aug 5th through the 6th above normal by 3-6 degrees followed by a brief below normal of 1-2 degrees, now finishing up the 8-9th with a warming trend again.
Miami FL: 1-2 degrees above or below average – a pretty steady temp range all week.
Sioux Falls SD: Started the period 1-2 degrees below normal but quickly warmed to 15 degrees above average by the 6th and has stayed above average the entire period.
Boise ID: A very strong warm air mass in place has kept the region about 6-15 degrees above normal for the entire period.
San Diego CA: A stable 1-2 degrees above normal the entire period.