Big Story Weather – November 29, 2012
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from November 28: The low pressure pushed up along the Eastern Seaboard providing some rain and snow to the Northeast yesterday with some places receiving upwards to 4 inches of snowfall. The Pacific West Coast was hammered with rain with some places getting well over 2 inches of rainfall. The Plains and the Gulf Coast along with the Southwest enjoyed some very nice weather yesterday.
Weather Outlook for November 29: High pressure will build in over the Southeast which will bring partly cloudy skies to the Northeast all the way back to the Gulf Coast and the Southern Plains. An area of low pressure beginning to push on shore will move into the Northwest bringing with it isolated snow showers to northern North Dakota along with rain to the coast and the Rockies with higher elevations of the Sierras and Cascades getting heavy snowfall. Below is the weather for a few select cities.
Cleveland OH: (Partly Cloudy: 42F) | Gulfport MS: (Partly cloudy: 63F) | Fargo ND: (Partly Cloudy: 28F) | Boise ID: (Partly Cloudy with evening showers: 55F) | Seattle WA: (Mostly Cloudy with showers: 50F)
International Weather Outlook for November 29: Low pressure moving to the east of Japan will bring extensive cloud cover and isolated showers to the region. High pressure over Central China will bring partly cloudy skies to Eastern China and also into the Koreas for today. A weak return of monsoonal moisture will setup over India today bringing a few showers to the region. A very strong low pressure system will continue to track through Europe today bringing with it more showers and thunderstorms some of which could be severe. High pressure over the Eastern Atlantic will bring partly cloudy skies to England. A frontal boundary extending through southern South America will bring a few showers to the region. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies to Eastern Australia, while a frontal boundary will be moving through Central Australia bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will slowly begin to build in over the far extreme Western portion of Australia for places like Perth. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.
Tokyo Japan: Mostly Cloudy with a low near 6C.
Saipan USA: Partly Cloudy with a low near 21C.
Hong Kong China: Partly Cloudy with a low near 20C.
London England: Partly Cloudy with a low near -2C.
Sydney Australia: Partly to Mostly Cloudy with a low near 18C.
November 29, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:
Atlantic Basin: Low pressure moving through Europe is bringing heavy rains, severe storms and strong winds to the region. Low pressure to the west of Africa is slowly drifting to the east towards the Cape Verde Islands. Another area of low pressure is moving towards Iceland which will bring large seas and strong winds to the Northern Atlantic region.
Eastern Pacific: An area of convection has flared up over Central America. This needs to be watched as it slowly drifts towards the west over the warmer Pacific waters. Another broad area of low pressure is beginning to push towards the California coast which will bring increased winds and seas to the coastal area today. A strong low pressure system is moving out of the Eastern Gulf of Alaska towards the Canadian providences and its associated frontal boundary extends through the Pacific Northwest. Another low is beginning to push into the Western Gulf of Alaska and will begin to impact the region over the next 24hrs.
Western Pacific: Tropical Storm Bopha is now turning southeast of Guam USA and this morning it has winds around 55kts with a pressure of 980mb. This storm is forecasted to intensify into a typhoon over the next couple of days and track towards the Philippines. A low pressure system is over northern Japan bringing an area of light snow to Northern Japan, while another low pressure is developing to the Southeast of Tokyo which is bringing extensive cloud cover to the capital region today.
Indian Ocean: No major weather events in this region.
Southern Hemisphere: A low pressure and its associated frontal boundary is moving through the tip of South America today bringing a few showers and thunderstorms to the region. Another low pressure system is moving south of Australia today and its associated cold front is impacting the region with showers and thunderstorms over Central Australia.
Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 29-December 3:
Cleveland OH: A dry start to the period with no expected impacts until the 2nd when a weak frontal boundary moves through and brings some light rain or snow to the region putting a slight impact on the area.
Gulfport MS: High pressure will bring a nice next few days with no impacts forecasted for the area.
Fargo ND: A few light snow showers possible this evening which will bring a slight impact to the region. Otherwise the weather will be nice until the 3rd when another frontal boundary brings more showers and snow to the region again.
Boise ID: A chance for showers over the next few days will leave the region in a slight impact zone. On the 3rd everything begins to move out bringing an end to the impacts.
Seattle WA: Moderate rains will impact the region slightly over the next few days. There will be one break on the 1st followed by another round of slight impacts on the 2nd.
Climate Watch for November 24-28:
Cleveland OH: Started the period with temps around 7-14 degrees below average with a small warm up as temps fell to around 3 degrees below average before being hit by another round of colder air as temps fell back to around 7-11 degrees below average.
Gulfport MS: Temps started the period about 8-11 degrees below average with a slight warm up as temps fell to around 4-5 degrees below for the remainder of the period.
Fargo ND: Temps started the period around 1 degree below average followed by a cold front that took temps to around 3-7 degrees below average and then finished the period with a warm front as temps around 6 degrees above average.
Boise ID: Temps have been running around 1-4 degrees above average the entire period.
Seattle WA: The period started with temps around 1-2 degrees below average followed by a warm front passage that brought temps to around 1-2 degrees above average for the remainder of the period.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 29, 2012:
Day 1-3: High pressure in the Southeast will bring plenty of sunshine from the East Coast all the way back into the Gulf Coast and Southern Plains and into the Southwest. A weak frontal boundary moving across North Dakota will bring a few showers and snow showers to the region. The massive push of on shore flow will continue to bring heavy rains and flooding rains along with heavy mountain snows out along the West Coast. The end of this period will have a frontal boundary moving through the Great Lakes bringing some rain and snow to the region along with high pressure over the East Coast. Another frontal boundary will still be pushing more moisture on shore over the Northwest.
Day 4-7: The start of this period will have another low pressure moving into the Great Lakes and the associated frontal boundary extending down towards the Gulf Coast region. All of this will be on the back side of the high over the East Coast. An area of high pressure will move into the Rockies bringing partly cloudy skies to the region. Another frontal boundary will begin to push into the Northwest. The end of this period will have high pressure along the East Coast extending back into the Plains, while another frontal boundary will push on shore over the Pacific Northwest.
Day 8-12: The period will start with a high pressure along the East Coast and another frontal boundary with an associated low pressure moving through the Southern Plains. High pressure will build in over the Pacific Northwest allowing the region to dry out. The middle of this period will have the frontal boundary moving into the Ohio River Valley allowing the cold front to extend all the way back into the Gulf Coast region with thunderstorms some which may be strong to severe. A 1038mb high will begin to move in over the Northern Plains behind the cold front. This high will bring partly cloudy skies from the Plains back into the Northwest. The middle of the period will have the frontal boundary along the East Coast while the high pressure behind builds in over the Ohio River Valley and extends back into the Gulf Coast and the Plains. Another frontal boundary will begin to push on shore over the Pacific Northwest.
Day 13-15: The start of this period will have high pressure along the East Coast with the next frontal boundary beginning to push into the Northern Plains bringing wide array of weather from snow in the north to severe weather in the south. The entire West Coast will be dealing with more rain and mountain snows as another frontal boundary begins to impact the region. The middle of this period will have a 994mb low moving into the Great Lakes with plenty of rain from the Ohio River Valley southward into the Gulf Coast where thunderstorms will be found. Along with that look for a pocket of heavy snow to develop on the back side of this frontal boundary. High pressure will build in over the Rockies while another frontal boundary approaches the Pacific Northwest. The period will end with high pressure building back in over the eastern part of the US, while another frontal boundary approaches the Pacific Northwest.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Memphis TN:
Thursday: Partly Cloudy and cool with a high near 57F, winds from the South around 7-12mph as overnight lows fall to around 39F.
Friday: Partly Cloudy and a tad bit warmer with a high near 61F, winds from the South around 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to around 50F.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy and warmer with a high near 66F, winds will increase from the South around 12-17mph as overnight lows fall to around 56F.
Sunday: Partly Cloudy and warmer with a high near 69F, winds from the Southwest around 12-17mph as overnight lows hit 60F.
Monday: Partly Cloudy and mild with a high near 71F, winds from the Southwest around 12-17mph as overnight lows fall to around 59F.
Ask The Weatherman for November 29:
Question: Today´s question comes from a great follower in Minnesota. How many jet streams are there?
Answer: Yes, adding on from yesterday we will now learn that we have three jet streams. The first is the Arctic Jet which separates cold air from frigid air. The second is the polar front jet which separates cold air from warm air. The sub-tropical jet separates warm air from tropical air. All three of these jet streams are rotating around the Earth constantly providing this separation in temperature throughout the globe. These three jet streams are the reason that we have weather patterns around the globe every day.
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Green Energy Weather Report for November 29:
Wave Energy: The interaction between the high pressure over the East and the frontal boundary off the coast should make for some great wave energy along the East Coast again today. The approaching frontal boundaries out west are creating some large waves along the West Coast making this a good place for wave energy today.
Solar Energy: High pressure over the Southeast will bring nice solar energy to the Gulf Coast and also back into the Central Plains and again into the Southwest along with the Southern Plains. All of these places will see good sunshine today creating a great intake for solar energy.
Wind Energy: The Pacific Northwest will see plenty of strong southerly winds which will generate a good push of wind energy along with an area behind a weak cold front moving through the Northern Plains will also create some moderate northerly winds in this region.
Hydro-Energy: The West coast will have plenty of rain and snow which will fill the hydro energy sources up well in this region. The light snow that moves across North Dakota today could also create a small blanket of future hydro energy for this region along the Missouri River.
November 28 Weather and Your Wallet (Hong Kong China):
Dining: Plenty of rain will make an indoor eating venue better and also the work time lunch indoors would be best today.
Transportation: The subway systems should be fine today, however any traffic on the roads will have to deal with water on the roads which will become slick.
Shopping: Today is a good day to visit the indoor malls with all the rain in the region.
Electricity: A very mild day will lead to a small afternoon window of maybe needing the air conditioner in between showers this afternoon with a 7CDD day.
Agriculture: A rainy day will keep the farmers from getting much work done.
Construction: A rainy day will lead to a slow construction day as most of the day will see moderate rain which could lead to delays in construction work.
Outdoor Venues: Not the day to be outdoors with all the rain in the region. If you are taking the dog for a walk make sure to take the umbrella and rain slicker with you.