Big Story Weather – June 14, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 13: The strong line of storms pushed across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast bringing with it plenty of rainfall, damaging winds. There were also a few tornadoes yesterday and hail did happen in this region. The next big story was another round of heat which ranged from the 105-115F for the Southwest to the 100-110 over the Southern Plains and the 90-100 over the Gulf Coast along with plenty of humidity.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 13: Low pressure is moving away from the Northeast today, however the cold front and stationary front will still lie across the Southeast and Gulf Coast. This will be the area for showers and thunderstorms. A second cool front is pushing through the Northern Plains. Expect to see showers and thunderstorms with this front. The heat wave will be in place for another day over the Southwest, Southern Plains and the Gulf Coast.
Severe Weather: There will be a slight risk of severe weather from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast along the frontal boundaries. The best chance for severe weather will be along the cold front that is pushing through the Northern Plains today.
Tropical Weather: No impacts forecasted for the next 24 hours for the United States.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Buffalo NY: Partly cloudy with a high near 64F. Overnight lows will be near 58F.
Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with a high near 84F. Overnight lows will be near 80F.
Sioux Falls SD: Partly cloudy skies with a few thunderstorms. High temps will be around 74F and overnight lows will hit 70F. Total rainfall today will be around 0.30 inches.
Denver CO: Partly cloudy and cooler today with a high near 86F. Overnight lows will be near 78F.
Las Vegas NV: Partly cloudy and hot with a high near 96F. Overnight lows will be near 87F.
June 14, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Alaska today will bring showers to the southern part of the state. Another area of low pressure moving through the plains of Canada will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Northern US. An area of convection located just off the coast of Central America needs to be watched for possible tropical development.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving away from the Northeast will still be impacting the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast with its frontal boundaries. A second area of low pressure moving towards England will bring cloudy skies and showers to the region. A third area of low pressure moving into Northwest Russia will bring showers to the region.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving across China will bring showers to the area. Another area of low pressure moving through Northeast Russia will bring showers to the region. This will extend along a frontal boundary over Japan that will bring moderate rains to Japan as well. One tropical area of low pressure is being watched for development just to the east of Hong Kong.
Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough is in full swing today with multiple areas of low pressure along the boundary bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms to the majority of the Northern Indian Ocean.
Southern Hemisphere: Low pressure will bring showers to the Fiji area. A second area of low pressure will bring showers to Argentina. Low pressure over Southeast Australia will bring showers to Sydney and also Auckland.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 14-18:
Buffalo NY: The period will start out impact free. By June 16-18 look for slight to moderate impacts as thunderstorms move into the region.
Atlanta GA: The area will start out impact free. By June 16-18 the area will see slight to moderate impacts associated with thunderstorms.
Sioux Falls SD: The area will have impacts today with thunderstorms moving through. The remainder of the week will be impact free.
Denver CO: The area will see a slight chance of impacts around June 16with thunderstorms. The remainder of the period will be impact free.
Las Vegas NV: The next five days will be impact free.
Climate Watch for June 9-13:
Buffalo NY: The area started with temps around 1-3 degrees above normal before falling to around 1-3 degrees below normal. Temps then warmed to around 2 degrees above normal again before finishing the period around 6 degrees below normal.
Atlanta GA: The area started off with temps around 5-8 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 4-5 degrees above normal for the remainder of the period.
Sioux Falls SD: The period started with temps around 3-11 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 7 degrees above normal before finishing the period around 1-7 degrees below normal.
Denver CO: The past five days have been warm with temps in the 100´s which is about 9-18 degrees above normal for this period.
Las Vegas NV: The past five days have been warm with temps in the 110 range, which is about 3-8 degrees above normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 14, 2013:
Day 1-3: The frontal boundary along the East Coast and the stationary boundary along the Gulf Coast will be the focus of showers and thunderstorms today; some severe weather could be expected. High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring nice weather to the region, while another cold front pushes through the Northern Plains setting the stage for some severe weather in the area. High pressure will dominate the Southwest with another warm day, while the Pacific Northwest slowly begins to warm back up. Day two the high pressure will shift to the East Coast, while the next storm system pushes into the Ohio River Valley and back into the Southern Plains. This area could see some severe weather. A new low pressure will develop over the Southwest bringing a few isolated showers to the area. The period will finish with the storm system in the Plains bringing thunderstorms to the region; some severe weather will be likely. High pressure will dominate the West again.
Day 4-7: The period will start with low pressure along the East Coast, a second area of low pressure over the Southern MS River Valley, and a third storm system beginning to push into the Northwest. This storm system could bring high elevation snows to the Cascades. Day five a storm system will extend from the Northeast into the Gulf Coast, while another storm system will push into the Rockies. Both areas will bring a chance for severe weather. High pressure will dominate the Great Lakes. The period will finish with low pressure moving through the Northern Plains, while an area of tropical interest begins to setup in the Southwest Gulf.
Day 8-12: The period will start with the storm system pushing into the Great Lakes bringing some severe weather to the region and also extending into the Southern Plains. Day nine will have a strong storm system over the Great Lakes and a tropical feature pushing into the Southwest Gulf. The period will finish with unsettled weather over the East and high pressure over the West.
Long Range Outlook: The period will begin with a storm system along the East Coast and a second storm system over the Northern Plains, and even tropical moisture increasing over the Gulf of Mexico. The period will finish very active from the Northern Plains to the East Coast and also more tropical moisture will be surging into the Gulf of Mexico and the Northern Gulf Coast.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for St. Louis MO:
Friday: Partly cloudy and mild with a high near 82F. Winds from the southeast 2-7mph as overnight lows fall to around 64F.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps will be around 89F and overnight lows will fall to near 69F. Winds will be from the southeast 2-7mph and total rainfall will be near 0.30 inches.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps will be around 84F and overnight lows will fall to near 67F. Winds from the southeast 2-7mph as total rainfall will be around 0.40 inches.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a few thunderstorms. High temps will be around 82F and overnight lows will fall to near 60F. Winds will shift to the northwest 5-10mph and total rainfall will be around 0.15 inches.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and mild with a high near 80F. Overnight lows will be near 59F with northeast winds 2-7mph.
Ask The Weatherman for June 14, 2013:
Question: What are monsoonal rains?
Answer: The United States has monsoonal rains over the southwestern region. What happens is that a strong push of warm moist air from the southwest moves into the region. It then hits the Rocky Mountains and is forced to rise up. Once it gets too heavy, it falls right back down over places like Arizona and New Mexico and can lead to flooding rains as it falls in a very short period of time.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 14, 2013:
Wave Energy: The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will both have moderate wave conditions today. The Southeast and Northern Gulf Coast will have slight wave energy. The Southwest and Northwest will both have moderate amounts of wave energy.
Solar Energy: The best place for solar energy will be over the Ohio River Valley, back into the Mississippi River Valley and across the Southern Plains into the majority of the West.
Wind Energy: The two best places today will be along the Rockies with the down sloping conditions setting up.
Hydro-Energy: There will be two major areas of hydro energy today. The first will be from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast along the frontal boundaries. The second will be over the Northern Plains along a cold front that is moving through the region.
June 14 Weather and Your Wallet (Mobile AL):
A weak frontal boundary will settle in over the area bringing with it the chance of seeing a few thunderstorms.
Dining: This afternoon there will be a few thunderstorms that could hinder any outdoor dining plans.
Transportation: There should be a few impacts during the afternoon rush hour today associated with lower visibilities and ponding on the roads.
Shopping: This morning and evening will be a nice time to get out and enjoy the weekend sales. This afternoon just make sure to grab the umbrella.
Electricity: Today will see a huge demand for cooling as the forecast is for 20CDD´s. This will be spread out through the entire day but peak during the 3-8pm hours this afternoon.
Yard Work: If you need to work in the yard today, make sure to hydrate well and also make sure to give those flowers and the garden a drink this morning or early evening as the forecast is for 35GDD´s today.
Construction: There could be some small delays this afternoon with a few thunderstorms in the area.
Outdoor Venues: After the thunderstorms move through it could make for a nice evening to hit the boardwalk or the downtown.