Big Story Weather – May 28, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from May 27: Another day of severe weather over the Plains region with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes over Kansas especially. Cooler weather dominated the Northeast, while warm and muggy weather hit the Southeast and Gulf Coast.
Big Story Weather Discussion for May 28: High pressure along the Southeast will bring nice weather to the region. This will extend into the Gulf Coast as well. A few afternoon showers will be possible over parts of Florida. The storm system that is moving through the Plains will slowly move towards the east today and will bring rain and thunderstorms to the same region and also slightly eastward into the Ohio River Valley. Showers will be across the Rocky Mountains and back into the Pacific Northwest.
Severe Weather: Today the severe weather threat will be through the Plains again and also a touch bit further east into the Ohio River Valley. The biggest concern will be damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes for this region.
Tropical Weather: No impacts to the United States at this time, but we are watching a wave just to the southwest of Mexico for possible development and also a wave to the northeast of Brazil for possible development.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
New York NY: Partly cloudy with a few late afternoon and evening showers. High temps will be around 57F, while low temps drop to near 49F. Total rainfall for today will be near 0.30 inches.
Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy skies with a high near 84F. Overnight lows will be near 72F.
Minneapolis MN: Partly cloudy skies and cool with a high near 61F. Overnight lows will drop to near 52F.
Boise ID: Mostly cloudy with periods of showers. High temps will be around 57F, while low temps fall to near 50F. Total rainfall will be near 0.35 inches.
Portland OR: Mostly cloudy with rain showers and a high near 57F. Overnight lows will be around 51F. Total rainfall will be near 0.50 inches.
May 28, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific: We are looking at low pressure over Western Canada which will bring showers to the region. A second area of tropical low pressure is moving towards Hawaii this morning with winds around 25kts and pressure near 1009mb. This area of low pressure will bring showers to Hawaii. Two other areas of tropical concern are moving through the basin this morning with the region close to Mexico having the chance to become tropical this afternoon. Winds are around 30kts and pressure near 1007mb for this area. Low pressure moving across the Southeastern Pacific will bring high winds and seas to the region.
Western Atlantic: Low pressure moving across the Central Plains region will bring another day of severe weather to the Plains. A second area of low pressure is moving off the coast of Brazil and is being watched for possible tropical development. Low pressure moving across the tip of South America will bring showers to portions of Argentina.
Eastern Atlantic: Low pressure moving towards England will bring showers and cooler weather to the area. A stronger area of low pressure developing over Northern Africa will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. Low pressure moving across the South Atlantic will bring showers to Southwest Africa later today.
Western Pacific/ Indian Ocean: An area of low pressure moving towards Eastern Africa will bring showers and strong winds to the region. Low pressure in the Bay of Bengal will keep the region wet with increased shower potential. Low pressure moving across Central China will bring showers and cooler weather to the region. Low pressure to the east of Japan will continue to move out away from land. A tropical wave moving south of Guam will bring stronger winds to the area. Two areas of low pressure are moving into Western Australia and will bring showers and a few thunderstorms to Perth and Southwest Australia.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for May 28-June 1:
New York NY: There will be a slight impact in the region today associated with showers. The remainder of the forecast period will be impact free.
Gulfport MS: The region will start out impact free, but expect to see slight to moderate impacts for May 29-30 with associated frontal boundary and thunderstorms moving into the region. There will be another moderate impact on June 1 as another round of thunderstorms moves into the region.
Minneapolis MN: The region will be impact free today, however the remainder of the period will see slight to moderate impacts as showers and thunderstorms move through the region.
Boise ID: The region will see slight impacts over the next three days as showers are forecasted, giving way to impact free conditions by the weekend.
Portland OR: The region will have slight impacts for today and tomorrow and then the area will clear out for the remainder of the period and become impact free.
Climate Watch for May 23-27:
New York NY: The region started the period with temps around 8 degrees above but quickly fell to around 7-18 degrees below normal before finishing the period back up around 2 degrees above.
Gulfport MS: The period started with temps around 2-6 degrees above normal and the remainder of the period temps ranged from around 1-2 degrees below normal.
Minneapolis MN: The area has seen temps around 6-12 degrees below normal for the past five days.
Boise ID: The last five days have also brought below normal temps ranging from 1-9 degrees below normal for the region.
Portland OR: The last five days have been cool with temps around 2-15 degrees below normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for May 28, 2013:
Day 1-3: High pressure over the Southeast will make for a nice day over the region and this will extend into the Gulf Coast as well. Showers will be possible over Florida, while another day of severe weather is likely over the Plains and into the Ohio River Valley. Showers will also dominate the weather over the Northwest and into the Northern Rockies. The period will end with high pressure along the East Coast, while tropical moisture impacts Florida. Showers and thunderstorms will also be found over the Plains and Great Lakes into Western New York. A warm and dry day will be found in the Southwest.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure still along the Mid-Atlantic to Southeast. Showers and thunderstorms will extend from the Northeast back into the Gulf Coast region. Some severe weather will be likely with this as well. A dry day for the West Coast. Day five the storm system will be over the Northeast and extending into the Gulf Coast region with showers and thunderstorms along this front. Severe weather will be possible again. High pressure will build in over the Northern Plains and also dominate the weather out West. Day six low pressure will be along the East Coast with showers, while high pressure will be in over the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley. Another storm system will be gaining strength over the Northern Plains and also a piece of energy will be over the Southern Plains. Both regions will see showers and thunderstorms. The period will finish with the storm system over the Northeast bringing moderate rainfall to the region. A storm system over the Northern Plains will bring showers and thunderstorms and, this will extend into the Central Plains. A tropical feature will start to take shape south-southwest of Cuba.
Day 8-12: The period will start with showers and thunderstorms over the Mid-Atlantic back into the southeast. A storm system over Colorado will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Plains. The tropical feature will continue tracking slowly northward towards Cuba. Day ten there will be low pressure over the Great Lakes with showers and thunderstorms in the region. There will also be a tropical feature making its way towards Florida and another storm system entering the Plains. The period will finish with the tropical feature getting absorbed into the Northeast low. This will enhance the rainfall for the region. A storm system moving into the Plains will bring with it showers and thunderstorms again.
Long Range Outlook: The period will start with showers over Maine and also the frontal boundary over the Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. The middle of the period a strong storm system will be moving through the Plains bringing some severe weather to the Northern Plains. The period will end with an active weather pattern over the East Coast.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Orlando FL:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers. High temps will be around 85F and overnight low temps will fall to near 70F. Winds from the southeast 8-13mph and total rainfall will be near 0.02 inches.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon showers. High temps will be around 86F and overnight low temps will fall to near 72F. Winds will be from the southeast 8-13mph and total rainfall will be around 0.02 inches.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and warm with a high near 85F. Winds will be from the southeast 8-13mph as overnight lows fall to around 72F.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a few showers. High temps will be around 82F and overnight lows fall to around 72F. Total rainfall for the day will be near 0.20 inches.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with showers. High temps will be around 85F and overnight low temps fall to near 74F. Winds will be from the northeast 9-14mph and total rainfall will be around 0.30 inches.
Ask The Weatherman for May 28, 2013:
Question: What would be a neutral ENSO?
Answer: This phase is best described as an in between, or transition, time from El-Nino to La-Nina or vice versa. Usually during this time most places will see normal weather patterns which represent their climate norms.
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Green Energy Weather Report for May 28, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be moderate amounts of wave energy over the Northeast giving way to slight amounts for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Northern Gulf of Mexico will see moderate amounts of wave energy with the strong onshore flow. The Southwest will have slight to moderate energy amounts and the Northwest will be moderate to excellent.
Solar Energy: The best places for solar energy today will be over the Southeast and into the Gulf Coast region. Also looking at the Southwest and Southern Rockies.
Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy today will be over the Northeast and also back over the Southern Rockies.
Hydro-Energy: A wide area of hydro energy will be seen from the Southern Plains into the Northern Plains and then across the Great Lakes and through the Ohio River Valley as all these places will be dealing with rain and thunderstorms today.
May 28 Weather and Your Wallet (Cleveland OH):
A frontal boundary moving through the region today will spark showers and thunderstorms for the area. Some of the rainfall could be heavy with total rainfall amounts around 0.6-1.0 inches for the local area.
Dining: With all the rain in the area, it would be best to eat indoors today.
Transportation: There will be delays associated with the weather at the airports and also on the roads as water starts to build up in the low lying areas.
Shopping: Today would be a great day to head to the mall and indoor shopping plazas for your summer deals.
Electricity: There will be a small demand for cooling over the next 24 hours, with the majority of it occurring between 2pm-7pm this afternoon. The total for today is 2CDD´s.
Yard Work: A rainy day will lead to plenty of moisture for the gardens and flower pots.
Construction: A slow day on the outdoor construction projects due to the rain.
Outdoor Venues: It would be best to reschedule your outdoor events today.