Big Story Weather – November 28, 2012
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from November 27: The frontal boundary pushed through the Gulf Coast and Southeast yesterday bringing with it some strong thunderstorms which created heavy rain and strong winds along with a few small hail reports through the region. The remainder of the country dealt with high pressure and tranquil weather from the East Coast to the West Coast, however snowfall created some slight havoc in the East.
Weather Outlook for November 28: Low pressure will move east of the area up the East Coast which will bring some wrap-around moisture to the Northeast in the form of rain for the southern cities and light snow in places throughout Maine. High pressure over the Gulf South will bring partly cloudy skies from the Southeast back into the Southern Plains and northward into the Northern Plains. A frontal boundary will extend in over the Pacific Northwest bringing with it the chance of showers to the West Coast and also the potential for some mountain snows. Below is the weather for a few select cities.
Baltimore MD: (Partly Cloudy: 36F) | Orlando FL: (Partly cloudy: 65F) | Minneapolis MN: (Partly Cloudy: 33F) | Salt Lake City UT: (Partly Cloudy: 52F) | Portland OR: (Mostly Cloudy with showers: 45F)
International Weather Outlook for November 28: High pressure over Japan will bring partly cloudy skies to the region which will extend back into the Koreas. High pressure over the Tibetan Plateau will bring partly cloudy skies to the region of Southeast Asia. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to the majority of Eastern Europe. A low pressure moving through Spain will bring showers and snow showers to the region of Western Europe. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to England. An area of low pressure will move through the tip of South America bringing a few passing clouds to the region. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to Eastern Australia, while low pressure will bring cloudy skies showers and thunderstorms to Western Australia. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.
Shanghai China: Partly Cloudy with a low near 12C.
Guam USA: Partly Cloudy with a low near 22C.
Bangkok Thailand: Partly Cloudy with a low near 23C.
Madrid Spain: Mostly Cloudy with showers and cool with a low near 4C.
Perth Australia: Mostly Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms and a low near 16C.
November 28, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:
Atlantic Basin: Low pressure moving through Spain will bring showers and snow showers to Eastern Europe. Another area of low pressure is moving through the Central Atlantic this morning bringing winds and seas to the open ocean. Low pressure moving up the East Coast of the United States will bring wrap-around moisture to places in the Northeast. A low pressure area south of the Yucatan Peninsula needs to be watched for further development.
Eastern Pacific: Low pressure is making its way towards the Canadian coast which has an extended frontal boundary impacting the Northeast with showers and mountain snows. Another low pressure is beginning to move towards the California coast. This low will bring with it lots of rain to California leading to flooding conditions. Another area of low pressure is beginning to move into the Western Gulf of Alaska which will bring increased winds and seas to the region along with moisture to the southern coast of Alaska over the next 24-36hrs.
Western Pacific: Low pressure is moving well away from Japan bringing increased winds and seas to the region away from Japan. Another low pressure is moving through Northern Russia and will push out towards the open sea over the next 24-36hrs. Tropical Storm Bopha is now turning southeast of Guam USA and this morning it has winds around 50kts with a pressure of 985mb. This storm is forecasted to intensify into a Typhoon over the next couple of days.
Indian Ocean: No major weather events in this region.
Southern Hemisphere: A strong area of low pressure is beginning to push towards the southwest coast of South America bringing increased clouds and showers to the region. Another potent low pressure system is moving towards the west coast of Australia and it will bring showers and thunderstorms to places like Perth today.
Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 28-December 2:
Baltimore MD: A fairly quiet week ahead, however by the 2nd a small area of light rain or snow could begin moving into the area creating a slight impact for the region.
Orlando FL: High pressure will bring a nice impact-free week to the region.
Minneapolis MN: High pressure will bring nice conditions to the start of the period, however by the 1st a weak upper level system may bring a few snow showers to the region creating a slight impact.
Salt Lake City UT: A quiet start to the 28th and 29th, however by the 30th the region will be dealing with a frontal boundary moving through which will increase the region into a slight impact for the remainder of the week.
Portland OR: The entire week will be seeing frontal systems bringing moderate showers to the region which will keep the area under the slight impact for the whole week.
Climate Watch for November 23-27:
Baltimore MD: Temps started the period around 8 degrees above average followed by a cooling period with temps falling to around 6-8 degrees below average and then a small warm up on the 25th with temps around 2 degrees above average before another sharp cold front brought temps to around 10 degrees below average.
Orlando FL: The period started with temps around 4-5 degrees below average before warming to around 2-3 degrees above average over the last two days.
Minneapolis MN: The period started cold with temps around 6-12 degrees below average followed by a warming trend yesterday with temps about 5 degrees above average.
Salt Lake City UT: Temps remained around 4-10 degrees above average the entire period.
Portland OR: Temps started the period around 1-3 degrees above average before falling to around 2 degrees below average yesterday.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 28, 2012:
Day 1-3: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few showers to the region and also some snow showers over Maine. High pressure over Arkansas will bring partly cloudy skies to the Southeast back into the Southwest and also the Plains section. A frontal boundary over the Pacific Northwest will bring showers to the West Coast. The end of the period will have the high pressure shifting into the northeast while the low pressure over the West Coast will still be bringing heavy rain and mountain snows to the west.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure along the East Coast and also a weak frontal boundary moving through the Great Lakes which will bring some showers along the frontal boundary and possible snow showers to the western side of the storm over the Lakes. The strong low pressure along the West Coast will still be bringing heavy rainfall to the region, however a piece of the energy will break off into the Rockies as well. The end of the period will have high pressure over the East Coast along with a frontal boundary moving through the Plains bringing showers and snow showers to the north while a few thunderstorms could setup along the southern part of the boundary over the Gulf Coast. High pressure will be over the Northern Rockies bringing nice weather to the region, while another frontal boundary begins to move into the Pacific Northwest.
Day 8-12: The period will start with a strong frontal boundary moving through the Ohio River Valley southward into the Gulf Coast with plenty of showers and even some strong to severe storms along the Gulf Coast region during this time. High pressure will be building into the Central Rockies and expand eastward into the Plains and also southwestward towards the Southwest US. Another frontal boundary will begin to push on shore over the Pacific Northwest. The middle of this period will begin with a strong high pressure over the East Coast. Along with that we will be watching a significant low pressure system with a pressure of 998mb moving into the Southwest US which will setup a wide area of showers and even a large snow swath through the Northern Plains. High pressure will slide into the Northwest. The end of the period will have a strong 1032mb high along the East Coast and also the frontal boundary will be from the Great Lakes all the way into the Gulf Coast bringing a large area of showers and thunderstorms and even bands of snow for the Great Lakes as the rain extends from the Midwest southward to where the thunderstorms will develop over the Gulf Coast.
Day 13-15: The period will start with the entire East Coast dealing with heavy rain and thunderstorms along with a high pressure area over the Southern Plains and another weak frontal boundary moving across the Northern Plains. The period will end very active with multiple low pressure areas impacting the majority of the United States.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Tokyo Japan (All Temps are in degrees C):
Thursday: Partly Cloudy and mild with a high near 13C, winds from the North around 7-12mph as overnight lows fall to around 7C.
Friday: Partly Cloudy and mild with a high near 13C, winds from the Northeast around 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to around 6C.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy and cooler with a high near 11C, winds will be very strong from the Northwest around 18-23mph as overnight lows fall to around 3C.
Sunday: Partly Cloudy and very cool with a high near 7C, winds will be light from the Northeast around 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 4C.
Monday: Partly Cloudy and warmer with a high near 11C, winds from the Southwest around 12-17mph as overnight lows fall to around 6C.
Ask The Weatherman for November 28:
Question: What is the Polar Front Jet?
Answer: Great Question! To understand the Polar Front Jet, the first thing is we have to understand that our atmosphere has what is known as a vertical depth to it. This means that if you look up above your head the atmosphere extends miles above your head. Secondly, at about 30,000 ft. we find this belt of very strong winds that transport warm and cold temperatures around the globe. This division of temperatures created by the winds is known as the jet stream. The winds are the strongest during the winter and weakest during the summer. The polar front jet is also the transporter of all our weather systems that impact us from sunny days to rainy days.
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Green Energy Weather Report for November 28:
Wave Energy: The frontal boundary impacting the Northwest will bring a moderate area of winds along the coastline from Washington to California making this region a great energy area. The frontal boundary moving up the East Coast will also bring some moderate wave energy to the region.
Solar Energy: The high pressure over the Gulf Coast will make the region a great area for solar energy today and also back into the Southern Plains and Southwest and this will even spread into the Northern Plains.
Wind Energy: The extreme Northeast over Maine will see moderate winds which will be great for wind energy. Also the Pacific Northwest will see moderate southerly winds associated with the frontal boundary making the region excellent for wind energy today.
Hydro-Energy: The frontal boundary along the West Coast will bring moderate water intakes to the region allowing for great hydro power. The Northeast around Maine will also see some rain and snow which will help the hydro energy in this region as well.
November 28 Weather and Your Wallet (Chicago IL):
Dining: A very cold day in store. An excellent day to have some soup and stay indoors.
Transportation: No impacts expected across the transportation grid today.
Shopping: Shopping indoors would be your best idea today. Make sure to wear a jacket as it will be very cold all day long.
Electricity: The cold air will be the talk of the day as HDD values will rise to around 30.5 throughout the day, with the highest use coming from 6PM-6AM.
Agriculture: A good day to get some yard work done or cleaning around the farm as it will be a dry day. Just bundle up as it will be quite cold.
Construction: A cold start and finish to the work day. Workers should don their heavy jackets and coveralls for any outdoor construction jobs today.
Outdoor Venues: Bundle up before heading to any outdoor venue today!