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November 13, 2012

Big Story Weather – November 13, 2012

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from November 12: The big news from the day was the advancing of the cold front which moved through the Ohio River Valley and the Gulf Coast which brought mostly showers and a few snow showers on the back side, however that advanced into the East Coast. The second concern was the very cold air that filtered in behind the front as the cold Canadian high pressure made its way into the country.

Weather Outlook for November 13: Low pressure will exit the region by early this morning making the way for high pressure by this afternoon. High pressure will be in control of the weather from the Plains to the Southeast and eastward into the Gulf Coast region. High pressure will influence the weather over the Rockies and into the Southwest. A weak frontal boundary will slowly move in over the Pacific Northwest creating a few showers over this part of the United States. Below is the weather for a few select cities.

Boston MA: (Partly Cloudy with AM Showers: 45F) | Atlanta GA: (Partly cloudy: 57F) | Omaha NE: (Partly Cloudy: 48F) | Salt Lake City UT: (Partly Cloudy: 45F) | San Diego CA: (Partly Cloudy: 78F)

International Weather Outlook for November 13: Low pressure moving through the northern part of Japan will bring cloud cover and also a few snow showers to the island of Hokkaido overnight. Partly cloudy skies will prevail from Central Japan westward into the Koreas and then southward into Eastern China. The monsoonal boundary will ease slowly northward back into Southeast Asia bringing showers back to the region of India and Pakistan. High pressure will be in control of the weather from Western Europe northward into England and then into Eastern Europe with a few isolated showers in the Northern Persian Gulf. High pressure will bring nice conditions to the tip of South America and also high pressure will bring nice conditions to most of Australia. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.

Sapporo Japan: Mostly Cloudy with light snow and a low near 4C.

Manila Philippians: Partly Cloudy with a low near 23C.

Bangkok Thailand: Partly Cloudy with a low near 24C.

Brussels Germany: Partly Cloudy with a low near 5C.

Auckland NZ: Partly Cloudy and warm with a low near 13C.

November 13, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:

Atlantic Basin: Area of low pressure will be moving off the East Coast of the United States and towards Iceland, while the rest of the Atlantic looks quiet with a few frontal boundaries extending through the region. There is one strong area of low pressure beginning to move towards the Northern Persian Gulf region which will bring some showers to this region.

Eastern Pacific: An area of low pressure is moving across the Baja and towards the east which will bring some showers to the Baja region today before moving into Mexico. A second low pressure system is approaching the Pacific Northwest and the frontal boundary will bring showers to the region today.

Gulf of Alaska: Strong area of low pressure has moved on shore over Southern Alaska and now the winds and seas are a big deal in this region. Also a new low will develop and move towards the Pacific Northwest part of the United States.

Central Pacific: All is quiet in this region this morning.

Western Pacific: One area of low pressure is to the east of Japan, however a few lingering snow showers are still found over Northern Japan associated with the backside of this low. A second area of low pressure has developed off the west coast of the Philippines and this area of low pressure is moving slowly towards the west and has a central pressure of 1012mb and winds upwards to 25kts.

South Indian Ocean: One area of strong convection is located to the south of India but should remain in this region as the strong high pressure to the north is keeping this wave south and should be no impacts to land over the next 24hrs.

Southern Hemisphere: No major weather features in this region this morning.

Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 13-17:

Boston MA: A few showers moving through the area this morning will leave the region with slight impacts for the morning and then high pressure will move in for the remainder of the week keeping the area under no impacts.

Atlanta GA: High pressure will be in control of the weather for the next few days leaving the region dry and cold with no impacts forecasted.

Omaha NE: The high pressure over the region will slowly move southward but the region will remain in dry over the next few days with no impacts forecasted.

Salt Lake City UT: A nice week in store with a slight chance of seeing impacts move into the region on the 17th as the next frontal boundary begins to approach the region.

San Diego CA: A quiet week in store for the region with just the typical morning stratus clouds impacting the region. Otherwise sunny during the day leaving the region impact free this week.

Climate Watch for November 8-12:

Boston MA: The period started with temps about 14 degrees below average followed by a warming with temps rising to around 1-13 degrees above average for the remainder of the period.

Atlanta GA: Temps started about 4 degrees below average followed by a slight warm up as temps rose to around 2-4 degrees above average.

Omaha NE: Temps started the period around 12-25 degrees above average and then on the 11th the cold front moved through the region and dropped temps to around 8-10 degrees below average.

Salt Lake City UT: Temps stared about 8-18 degrees above average and then fell to around 17-20 degrees below average after the cold front passed.

San Diego CA: Temps have been running around 2-7 degrees below average the entire period under a thicker cloud cover.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 13, 2012:

Day 1-3: The period will start with a frontal boundary exiting the Northeast and high pressure controlling the majority of the country with the exception being the Pacific Northwest where a frontal boundary will begin to push on shore brining showers to the region. The period will end with very tranquil weather over the majority of the country during Day 3.

Day 4-7: The period will start with a low pressure area moving on shore near the Oregon and California border bringing showers to that region, while the rest of the country is still dry. By Day 5 we will see the frontal boundary along the West Coast bringing showers to the region and also a developing low along the East Coast could start bringing showers back into the East Coast during this time period.

Day 8-12: The East Coast will be dealing with high pressure, while a low pressure system begins to take shape over the Plains during the start of this period, while out west another frontal boundary begins to push on shore over the Pacific Northwest. The middle of this period will have high pressure on both coasts impacting the weather. Also a strong low pressure system moving through the Northern Plains will bring strong to severe storms from the Tennessee River Valley southward into the Gulf Coast and also a potential of seeing some significant snows on the back side over the Dakotas with this storm system. The period will end with the low pressure moving into the Great Lakes and Northeast there is the potential of seeing some snowfall in this region as this storm moves through.

Day 13-15: The period will start with low pressure exiting the Northeast, while high pressure will continue to ridge into the Midwest and Northern Plains. The high pressure will extend back into the Western United States, while another low pressure system moves in towards the Pacific Northwest. Heading into the holiday season the Northeast is going to be the hot spot with a major storm system to the Northeast. However, wrap around moisture will provide snow to the region and also the gradient between the low and the high pressure to the west will create very strong winds in the 40-45mph range for many places in the region this could create some havoc on traveling conditions. Towards the end of this period we will see high pressure over the majority of the United States from the Rockies into the Northeast, while another strong low pressure system will move into the Pacific Northwest during this time.

Today's Spotlight Forecast is for Denver CO:

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with temps near 52F. Winds will be from the Northwest around 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 27F.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy and a tad warmer as high temps rise to near 54F. Winds will shift to the West around 5-10mph as overnight lows fall to around 29F.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler as high temps rise to around 50F. Winds will be from the Southeast around 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 28F.

Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer as high temps rise to around 53F. Winds will shift back to the Southwest around 5-10mph as overnight lows only fall to around 30F.

Saturday: Partly cloudy again and mild with a high temp near 55F. Winds will be from the Northwest around 5-10mph as overnight lows fall to around 32F.

Ask The Weatherman for November 13:

Question: What are the clouds that are way up in the sky?

Answer: The clouds that you see way up in the sky are known as Cirrus clouds. They form from frozen ice particles that are found in the upper atmosphere. If conditions are right, an airplane can even form cirrus clouds as they bring the moisture into the atmosphere that freezes as temperatures at this level are usually always below freezing. So now that we know they are cirrus clouds here is a list of different types of cirrus clouds that exist. The first is known as cirrus which is the whispy looking clouds. The second is the cirro-cumulus which are puffy looking small clouds. The third are the cirro-stratus clouds which are the sheet looking clouds way up in the sky.

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Green Energy Weather Report for November 13:

Wave Energy: The West Coast will see an increase in wave action as the next low continues to work its way towards the coast. As the frontal boundary pushes off the East Coast this morning this region will see great wave energy support.

Solar Energy: High pressure sliding in from the North will make great solar energy potentials from the Gulf Coast northward into the Plains and also over towards the Rockies and the Southwest .

Wind Energy: The Ohio River Valley and also the Mid-Atlantic and eventually the Northeast will all be good places to see wind energy today as the northwest winds increase to around 15-30mph across the region behind the cold front.

Hydro-Energy: This morning the few showers left over that are moving through the Northeast will make this region favorable to collect more water in the dams that could be turned into hydro power. The Pacific Northwest will be looking at another frontal boundary to slowly begin pushing across the region which will increase the hydro energy capabilities in the region over the next few days.

November 13 Weather and Your Wallet (Baltimore MD):

Dining: This morning will be a tad bit cold so make sure to bundle up before heading out to get a bite to eat. Also this evening the cold air will be back in place.

Transportation: A nice day with no expected issues with traveling across the region.

Shopping: This morning and evening the temps will be fairly cold so make sure to bundle up before heading out to enjoy some shopping.

Electricity: Today will be a big Heating Day as temps only will rise to 49F. This will lead to some HDD´s this morning and again as soon as the sunsets expect to see the HDD´s rise and overnight become very high as temps fall to around 34F.

Agriculture: A cool morning may bring some patchy frost in the region. If you have anything that is sensitive to cold weather, tonight would be the night to wrap it up as the temps drop to near freezing in the area.

Construction: A nice day to work outside. It will be cool so make sure to bundle up. This afternoon the winds may become a little bit stronger so any elevated work needs to watch out for the stronger Northwest winds.

Outdoor Venues: Bundle up today as the winds are going to be stronger and also the temps will be down to near freezing tonight.