Big Story Weather – June 26, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 25: Tornadoes hit Oregon, South Dakota and North Dakota yesterday. The largest hail occurred in North Dakota at 2 inches. The strongest winds were reported in Maryland at 78mph according to the NWS. The heat continued to build back up over the Southwest with many Excessive Heat warnings and watches in place as places climbed into the 100-110F range. Some places were even warmer than that.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 26: A tad cooler along the East Coast today. Some thunderstorms will move into the Mid-Atlantic overnight. Thunderstorms will be isolated over the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Strong to severe weather will break out over the Plains again today. The heat will be on over the Southwest and into parts of Texas as temps soar over the 100F mark. Partly cloudy skies along the West Coast and cooler temps over the Northwest.
Severe Weather: There will be a slight chance of strong to severe storms over the Gulf Coast and Southeast. The better chance of severe weather will be over the Plains and into the Great Lakes and parts of the Ohio River Valley where storms will produce large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with high temps around 81F. Overnight lows will fall to near 60F.
Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with high temps around 83F. Overnight lows will fall to near 70F.
Sioux City IA: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. High temps will be around 89F and overnight lows will fall to near 76F. Total rainfall will be around 0.50 inches.
Boise ID: Partly cloudy with a high near 69F. Overnight lows will fall to near 62F.
Seattle WA: Partly cloudy and cool with high temps around 67F. Overnight lows will be near 60F.
June 26, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Cosme has winds around 75kts and a pressure of 981mb this morning as it continues to move towards the West-Northwest away from land and towards cooler waters. A second tropical wave is being watched near Central America for possible development. Low pressure moving towards Alaska will again bring showers to the region. A second low over Western Canada will bring showers to the region.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving through Central Canada will bring another round of showers and thunderstorms to the region. Low pressure near Greenland will bring another day of showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Central Europe will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving through Eastern Russia will bring showers to the region. These showers will impact the Koreas as well. Another low pressure system moving through Japan will bring showers to the region and a few thunderstorms. A tropical wave moving towards Manila will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough will break up a tad today, however an area of low pressure associated with the monsoonal trough will bring showers to parts of India.
Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin with impacts being felt over Argentina and Southern Chile with rain and high elevation snows. Low pressure will bring showers to New Zealand, while the other lows will remain over open waters.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 26-30:
Boston MA: The period will start impact free, however impacts will be seen June 27-29 as thunderstorms move through the region. The period will finish impact free.
Atlanta GA: The period will start impact free, however the remainder of the period there will be impacts as thunderstorms move into the region for the period.
Sioux City IA: The region will see slight impacts over the next couple of days associated with thunderstorms. The remainder of the period will be impact free.
Boise ID: The area will start impact free. Slight impacts around June 29 as thunderstorms move through the region. The period will finish impact free.
Seattle WA: The area will start impact free. Slight impacts as showers move into the region on June 27-28. The period will finish impact free.
Climate Watch for June 21-25:
Boston MA: Temps have been running around 6-15 degrees above normal for the past five days.
Atlanta GA: The period has seen temps around 1-4 degrees below normal.
Sioux City IA: The period started with temps around 1-10 degrees above normal, followed by a cool down with temps around 1-2 degrees below normal, and then finished the period about 1-2 degrees above normal.
Boise ID: The period started about 9-13 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 4 degrees above normal, followed by another cool down with temps around 9-14 degrees below normal.
Seattle WA: The period started about 2 degrees below normal, followed by temps running around 1-7 degrees above normal, and then another short drop with temps around 2 degrees below normal finishing with temps about 2 degrees above normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 26, 2013:
Day 1-3: A warm front will move into the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley. This will create a chance at severe storms over the region. There will be isolated thunderstorms from the Southeast to the Gulf Coast, while a better chance of seeing severe weather over the Plains region along with moderate rainfall. The West Coast will be dry and cool, while the Southwest will be hot with temps soaring past the 100F for many. Day two the storm system will finally push into the East Coast. A trailing cold front will push into the Gulf Coast. Expect to see showers and thunderstorms from the Gulf Coast all the way up the East Coast and even some severe weather in the region. A weak area of high pressure will build in over the Northern Rockies, while an upper level trough pushes out of Colorado towards Kansas. This could set the stage for a small severe weather pocket in the region. The West Coast will remain dry. The period will end with showers and thunderstorms extending from the Northeast all the way back to the Gulf Coast. The upper level trough will remain over Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas. The dry weather will remain in place for the West Coast.
Day 4-7: The period will start with the frontal boundary along the East Coast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. The stationary boundary will set up over the Gulf Coast bringing more showers and thunderstorms to the region. The upper level trough will push into Kansas and Oklahoma. This will be the focus point of some severe weather as well. The West will remain dry again. Day five the storm system will extend along the East Coast all the way back into Texas. This frontal boundary will be the focus of severe weather and heavy rains. The upper level trough will merge into this frontal boundary. High pressure will dominate the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, while the West Coast remains dry again. Day six will bring another storm system into the Northern Plains and will bring heavy rains and thunderstorms to the region. The East Coast will remain wet as the frontal boundary stalls out over the region. The West Coast will remain dry and the Southwest will remain hot. The period will finish with scattered showers and thunderstorms from the Plains to the East Coast and also into the Southeast and Gulf Coast.
Day 8-12: The period will start very active with multiple storm systems impacting the weather from the Plains to the Gulf Coast and into the East Coast. By day nine the tropical moisture is going to surge well northward bringing very heavy rains to the Gulf Coast and a good portion of the Eastern United States. No changes by day ten as the moisture will continue to impact a huge portion of the United States.
Long Range Outlook: The long range will start with a tropical feature in the Gulf impacting the region with more moisture from Texas to Mississippi and into Mexico. The really wet pattern will remain over the East Coast for this period. The period will finish very active with multiple weather features impacting the weather from the East Coast back into Texas. The West will remain dry.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Austin TX:
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warm with high temps near 99F. Overnight lows will be around 70F. Winds will be southwest 7-12mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot with high temps around 100F. Winds from the southwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 70F.
Friday: Partly cloudy and hot with high temps around 106F. Winds from the southwest 5-10mph and overnight lows will fall to around 75F.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and hot with a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm. High temps will be around 104F and overnight lows will fall to near 71F. Winds from the northeast 5-10mph and total rainfall will be around 0.02 inches.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and hot with a chance for thunderstorms along with high temps around 99F. Winds from the northeast 5-10mph as overnight lows fall to around 70F. Total rainfall will be around 0.15 inches.
Ask The Weatherman for June 26, 2013:
Question: What is a Jet Max?
Answer: Jet max is the strongest part of the Jetstream flow. This area is watched closely by meteorologist as it can be a region that will support thunderstorm development. It can also help intensify winter storms, or storms in general.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 26, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be moderate wave energy along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Coast. Decreasing to slight amounts of energy for the Southeast and Northern Gulf of Mexico. Moderate to extreme amounts of energy over the Southwest. With the hurricane turning up seas, there will be moderate amounts of energy over the Northwest.
Solar Energy: The best place for solar energy today will be the extreme Northeast and also over the Western Rockies into the West Coast. The southwest will also see plenty of solar energy.
Wind Energy: The best places for wind energy will again be behind the frontal boundary over the Plains region.
Hydro-Energy: There will be multiple areas of hydro energy today. The Mid-Atlantic to the Southeast and into the Gulf Coast will see low amounts of energy. The Southern Plains will see low to moderate amounts. Moderate amounts across most of the Northern Plains into the Great lakes and over towards the Ohio River Valley.
June 26 Weather and Your Wallet (Rapid City SD):
A dry air mass will be in place. Expect to see rapid heating impact the region providing temps around 92-97F.
Dining: Today there will be no major impacts to outdoor eating. Make sure to hydrate as the heat will create trouble.
Transportation: No weather impacts forecasted for the region today for both car travel and air travel.
Shopping: There will be no impacts for shopping today. Make sure to stay hydrated as it will be hot.
Electricity: There will be a moderate need for cooling this afternoon between 11am-7pm as temps soar into the upper 90´s. There will also be lower amounts of cooling needed overnight. Overall looking at 16CDD´s for the day.
Yard Work: There will be plenty of heat in the region. This will provide a great chance for the gardens and grass to grow. If you plan on working in the yard, you will want to be done before lunch time when the heat sets in.
Construction: There will be no major weather impacts on roadwork, however make sure to keep hydrated if you will be working outdoors today and also make sure to take plenty of breaks.
Outdoor Venues: Today and tonight will be a great time to get out and go for a walk or visit Mt. Rushmore.