Big Story Weather – June 12, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 10-11: Severe weather impacted a good portion of the Mid-Atlantic region with tornadoes, heavy rain and also hail along with flooding rains. Severe weather also hit the Northern Rockies through the Northern Plains with large hail, heavy rains and isolated tornadoes. The heat wave continued to impact the Southwest with places soaring over 105F. The record temps even spread into the Southern Plains.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 12: A powerful storm system will be pushing through the Plains and the Western Great Lakes bringing large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The heat will be over the Southwest and Southern Plains again. Dry weather out West will bring another cool day to the region.
Severe Weather: There will be a wide area of severe weather from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes and into the Ohio River Valley. These areas will see damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes move through with a powerful storm formation expected to hit the region.
Tropical Weather: No impacts forecasted for the next 24 hours for the United States.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with a high near 72F and overnight lows around 55F.
Houston TX: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 88F and overnight lows will fall to around 77F. Total rainfall will be near 0.45 inches.
Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms – some may be severe. High temps will be around 81F and overnight lows will fall to around 66F. Total rainfall will be near 0.65 inches.
Billings MT: Partly cloudy with a high near 76F and overnight lows around 70F.
Seattle WA: Partly cloudy with a high near 57F and overnight lows around 51F.
June 12, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific: Low pressure moving towards Alaska will bring showers to the region. A tropical wave needs to be watched just off the coast of Central America for possible development. Low pressure southwest of Fiji is an area of low pressure providing afternoon showers to the region.
Western Atlantic: A strong area of low pressure moving out of the Plains will push into the Great Lakes bringing heavy rains, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A second area of low pressure will be pushing over Southeast Canada. Low pressure heading towards Greenland will bring rain and snow to the region.
Eastern Atlantic: A tranquil day across the Northern section of the Atlantic, however we are watching two areas of low pressure in the south, one impacting Argentina with precipitation.
Western Pacific: Tropical Storm Yagi continues to move slowly towards mainland Japan with winds around 50kts and pressure near 990mb. The storm will bring increasing winds, seas and rainfall to Japan just south of Tokyo. Low pressure moving towards Northeast Russia will bring showers to the region. A tropical wave south of Guam needs to be watched for potential tropical development. An area of low pressure moving across Sydney will bring rain and strong winds to the region.
Indian Ocean: Multiple areas of low pressure moving across the south will bring increased winds and seas to the region, while the southwest monsoon is picking up in intensity bringing moderate rainfall to India.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 12-16:
Boston MA: The area will have moderate impacts on June 13-14 associated with a storm system moving through the region followed by nice weather to finish the period out impact free.
Houston TX: The area will have moderate impacts on June 12 followed by the remainder of the period being impact free.
Omaha NE: The area will have moderate impacts on June 12 and again on June 14 as two storm systems move through the region.
Billings MT: The region will be impact free for the next five days.
Seattle WA: The region will be impact free for the next five days.
Climate Watch for June 7-11:
Boston MA: The area started with temps around 15 degrees below normal followed by a warming trend with temps around 5-6 degrees above before falling back to about 5-9 degrees below normal.
Houston TX: The area started with temps around 3 below normal before warming to around 1-2 degrees above normal finishing the period 1-2 degrees below normal.
Omaha NE: The temps have been around 3-12 degrees below normal followed by temps around 3 degrees above normal.
Billings MT: The past five days has seen temps around 3-14 degrees above normal.
Seattle WA: The area started with temps around 1-3 degrees above normal followed by temps falling to around 2-3 degrees below normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 12, 2013:
Day 1-3: Thunderstorms and severe weather expected from Wyoming to the Great Lakes along a warm front. There is the potential that this region could see tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds. A hot day in store for the Southwest US along with the Southern Plains. A cool and dry day for the West Coast. Day two the storm system will move into Ohio bringing severe weather to the region. Another piece of energy will be over Montana bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area. High pressure will be over the Plains bringing a nice day to the region. The period will finish with strong to severe storms along the East Coast, while high pressure slides into the Great Lakes. Another storm system will impact the weather from Montana to the Southern Plains with showers and thunderstorms. The heat will continue over the Southwest.
Day 4-7: The period will start with a frontal boundary over the Northeast and high pressure over the Great Lakes extending into the Gulf Coast. A strong storm system will extend from Canada to Texas. This area will see showers and thunderstorms. Day five high pressure will be over both the East and West Coast, while a storm system moves through the middle part of the United States. Day six will show an area of strong thunderstorms developing over the Southern Plains. The potential will exist for strong thunderstorms.
Day 8-12: The period will start with a storm system along the East Coast bringing rain and thunderstorms to the area. High pressure will be over the Plains and the warm weather will continue over the Southwest. Day nine showers and thunderstorms will be over the Northeast, while high pressure will be over the Ohio River Valley, and another storm system will be pushing into the Northern Plains. Tropical moisture will be on the increase over the Southern Gulf of Mexico. Day ten the moisture in the Gulf will still be high while remaining in the southwest gulf. A storm system moving out of the Plains will push towards the Plains of Canada.
Long Range Outlook: The period will begin with a storm system over the Northeast bringing large amounts of rainfall to the region along with thunderstorms. The tropical moisture will be on the increase over Florida as well. By the middle of this period we could be looking at another tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. The period will end with copious amounts of moisture from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast associated with a possible tropical system.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Dallas TX:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and hot with high temps around 95F. Winds from the southwest 9-14mph as overnight lows fall to around 74F.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and very warm with a high near 97F. Winds will be from the southwest 9-14mph as overnight lows fall to around 76F.
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot with a high near 98F. Winds from the southeast 9-14mph as overnight lows fall to around 74F.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm with a high near 94F. Winds will be from the southeast 9-14mph as overnight lows fall to around 70F.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a few afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 95F. Winds from the southeast 5-10mph as overnight lows fall to near 70F. Total rainfall will be around 0.2 inches.
Ask The Weatherman for June 12, 2013:
Question: What does it mean when the weatherman uses the term ‘warm air advection’?
Answer: Warm air advection occurs when warm air begins to blow into the region from the equatorial region. This warm air can rapidly increase the air temps. This is how we define warm air advection.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 12, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be moderate amounts of energy off the Northeast Coast. Slight to moderate amounts of energy for both the Mid-Atlantic and also the Southeast. The Northern Gulf Coast will see light amounts of energy. The West Coast will enjoy moderate amounts of energy.
Solar Energy: The best amounts of solar energy will be found through parts of the Gulf Coast and also back over the Southwest.
Wind Energy: The best wind energy will be found over the Northern Rockies behind the front and also over portions of Western Texas.
Hydro-Energy: There will be a large region of hydro energy from the Rockies across the Plains and into the Western Great Lakes.
June 12 Weather and Your Wallet (Biloxi MS):
A warm, uncomfortable day in store for the region with moderate amounts of humidity.
Dining: Today will be a nice day to enjoy outdoor picnics, however make sure to keep yourself hydrated as temps soar into the upper 90´s.
Transportation: There will be no weather related issues for travel today.
Shopping: The afternoon will need to be watched for heat values that will make for very uncomfortable outdoor shopping conditions.
Electricity: There will be a large demand for cooling throughout the entire day, with the highest required times being from 3PM-7PM. Total CDD´s for the day will be around 20.
Yard Work: The weather will be hot creating a nice day for plant growth. If you will be doing yard work, make sure to give yourself plenty of breaks and drink lots of water to keep hydrated.
Construction: There will be heat issues during the afternoon that could slow outdoor work projects down. Make sure to keep hydrated if you are working one of those outdoor jobs.
Outdoor Venues: The morning and late evening will be the best time to get out and take the pet for a walk. You will need to take things slow during the afternoon to avoid any heat injuries with all the heat and humidity that will be in the area.