Big Story Weather – June 27, 2013
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from June 26: Another severe weather day hit across a good portion of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Ohio Valley and also the Carolinas. One lone tornado hit in Iowa and the largest hail reports came out of the Carolinas at 2.5 inches. Wind damage reports spread across this entire region from Iowa to the Carolinas. The heat was on again over the Southwest with temps soaring into the 110-120F range.
Big Story Weather Discussion for June 27: The storm system will start to push eastward today bringing impacts to the Northeast, the Great Lakes and parts of the Northern Plains. A second area of impacts will be felt from the Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic region. High pressure out West will keep the region dry and hot with temps soaring over the 100 degree mark for many places throughout Texas and westward into Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Colorado along with Nevada.
Severe Weather: There will be an isolated chance of severe weather from the Plains into the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and a better chance for severe weather form the Mid-Mississippi River Valley to the East Coast as the day goes on. There will be a second place for a few severe storms and that is the Texas Gulf Coast eastward to the Carolinas.
Here is the weather for a few select cities:
Baltimore MD: Partly cloudy with a chance at evening thunderstorms. High temps will be around 82F and overnight lows will fall to near 68F. Total rainfall will be around 0.25 inches.
Mobile AL: Partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm possible. High temps will be around 89F and overnight lows will fall to near 78F. Total rainfall today will be around 0.40 inches.
Sioux Falls SD: Partly cloudy with a chance for a thunderstorm. High temps will be around 84F and overnight lows will fall to near 76F.
Denver CO: Partly cloudy skies and a high near 82F. Overnight lows will fall to near 68F.
Portland OR: Partly cloudy with a high near 70F. Overnight lows will be near 64F.
June 27, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Cosme has winds around 45kts and a pressure of 1000mb as it continues to move west and weaken over the colder waters. A second tropical feature is beginning to develop just off the coast of Central America. This will need to be watched over the next 24 hours. Two areas of low pressure moving through the Gulf of Alaska will bring showers to both Southern Alaska and also Western Canada.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving towards the Great Lakes will be the focus of severe weather today with large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes in this region. This will extend into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast overnight. Low pressure moving through Greenland will bring another day of showers to the area. A strong tropical wave is moving towards South America and will need to be watched for potential tropical development. Low pressure moving through Central Europe will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving through Central Russia will bring showers to the region. Low pressure is moving away from Japan, however the frontal boundary will extend back towards Japan, Korea and Eastern China. This will bring rain showers to all the regions. Two tropical low pressure area are being watched for possible development.
Indian Ocean: The monsoonal trough will bring another round of heavy rainfall to India and Sri Lanka.
Southern Hemisphere: There will be multiple areas of low pressure pushing through the basin with a frontal boundary impacting Southern Argentina with showers. The second one will be impacting South Africa with increased clouds and winds. A third one will be impacting Eastern Australia with clouds and a few showers, but more impacts will be felt over New Zealand.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for June 27- July 1:
Baltimore MD: The region will remain wet for the next five days with a chance of impacts each day from thunderstorm development.
Mobile AL: The region will have slight impacts on June 27. Moderate impacts on June 28-29 as stronger thunderstorms move through the region. The period will finish with slight impacts for the remainder of the time.
Sioux Falls SD: There will be slight impacts for June 27. The remainder of the period will be impact free.
Denver CO: The next five days will be impact free with no storms forecasted for the area.
Portland OR: The region will have slight impacts on June 28-29 associated with a frontal boundary that will bring showers into the region. The remainder of the period will be impact free.
Climate Watch for June 22-26:
Baltimore MD: The area started with temps around 1 degree above and then fell to around 2 degrees below normal before finishing the period around 6-7 degrees above normal.
Mobile AL: The area started with temps about 1-2 degrees above and then fell to around 1-2 degrees below normal for the remainder of the period.
Sioux Falls SD: The period started about 2-5 degrees below normal then finished around 5-6 degrees above normal.
Denver CO: The area has seen warm weather the past five days with temps around 2-11 degrees above normal for the entire period.
Portland OR: The period started about 5 degrees above normal but the remainder of the period temps were around 3-6 degrees cooler than normal.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for June 27, 2013:
Day 1-3: The warm front will push towards the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic later today setting the stage for some strong to severe storms and heavy rainfall. The Ohio River Valley will also see moderate rainfalls today and this will extend back into the Great Lakes and also the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. The Gulf Coast will be warm with a few afternoon thunderstorms along with the Southeast. The Northern Plains will see a few afternoon thunderstorms. The Southern Plains will begin to bake along with the Southwest as temps for this area will soar into the 100-120F range. The West Coast will remain dry and cool. Day two the moisture will push into the East Coast and the Gulf Coast with thunderstorms and some severe weather possible. The period will finish with a frontal boundary along the East Coast extending into the Gulf Coast. This area will see another round of strong to severe storms and heavy rainfall. An upper level trough will push out of Colorado bringing thunderstorms to Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas. The West will remain dry.
Day 4-7: The period will start with the frontal boundary along the East Coast bringing heavy amounts of rainfall to the region, along with the Gulf Coast. High pressure will bring nice weather to the Northern Plains and the Great Lakes. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible over the Southern Plains as the heat continues across the region extending into the Southwest. The West will be dry and cool again. Day five the East Coast will be getting rain and thunderstorms again, while the upper level trough pushes rain showers from Colorado into Eastern New Mexico and Western Texas. The period will end with showers and thunderstorms along the East Coast and also a line of storms from Colorado and Wyoming southward into Western Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
Day 8-12: The period will begin with a storm system over the Southwest which will bring some much needed rain to Colorado, Eastern New Mexico and Western Texas. The frontal boundary along the East Coast will bring more rain to the region. Strong high pressure will block the West Coast. Day nine will become active over a good portion of the Plains with heavy rains and thunderstorms. The Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast will also see heavy rainfall. Day ten heavy rain and thunderstorms will extend from the Northern Plains all the way to the Gulf Coast. Day eleven a storm system will push into the Northern Plains as return flow brings a lot of moisture into the region. This will also be over the Gulf Coast and most of the East Coast. High pressure will block the West Coast from any major weather. The period will finish with heavy rains from the Plains to the Great Lakes and into the Northeast along with the Mid-Atlantic and the entire Gulf Coast and Southeast.
Long Range Outlook: The period will begin with a large amount of rainfall over a good portion of the East Coast and also back into the Ohio River Valley and the Midwest. This will also be true for the Gulf Coast and Southeast. The middle of the period will show more of the same with heavy rains from the Northeast into the Gulf Coast again. The period will end with large amounts of moisture from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. There could be increased chances of flooding for this entire region with multiple days of heavy rainfall.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Kansas City MO:
Thursday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. High temps will be around 96F. Winds will be from the northeast 5-10mph and overnight lows fall to around 70F. Total rainfall will be near 0.40 inches.
Friday: Partly cloudy and warm with a high near 87F. Winds from the northwest 9-14mph and overnight lows fall to around 62F.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and cooler with a high near 77F. Winds from the northwest 10-15mph and overnight lows fall to around 60F.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and cool with a high near 76F. Winds from the northeast 5-10mph and overnight lows fall to around 55F.
Monday: Partly cloudy and slightly warmer with a high near 79F. Winds from the northeast 5-10mph and overnight lows fall to around 60F.
Ask The Weatherman for June 27, 2013:
Question: What is upward vertical motion?
Answer: When you listen to the weather man on the television, you may hear him or her use the word upward vertical motion. All this is doing is telling us that the air parcels are warm and moist. This allows them to rise into the atmosphere from the ground upwards (vertical). This is also a key ingredient for thunderstorm development.
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Green Energy Weather Report for June 27, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be light amounts of wave energy over the Northeast and increasing to moderate amounts for both the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The Northern Gulf of Mexico will see slight amounts as well. The Northwest and Southwest will be looking at moderate amounts of wave energy.
Solar Energy: The best place for solar power today will be over the extreme Northeast and also the Northern Rockies and back into the Southwest and most of the West Coast.
Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy will be over the Southwest and also the Northern Rockies on the backside of this stalled frontal system.
Hydro-Energy: There will be light amounts of hydro energy over the Gulf Coast. There will be moderate amounts of energy from the Mid-Mississippi River Valley, eastward into the Ohio River Valley and also the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast overnight.
June 27 Weather and Your Wallet (New Orleans LA):
A moist and muggy day will be in store for the region as the potential exist for afternoon thunderstorms.
Dining: This afternoon there will be a few thunderstorms that could impact having an evening meal outdoors.
Transportation: There will be minor delays around the evening rush hour as heavy downpours become possible with the thunderstorms.
Shopping: This afternoon there could be brief battles with downpours that could slow you down a tad.
Electricity: Today is going to be hot, muggy and very uncomfortable leading to moderate amounts of cooling all day long. Forecasted high temps of 94F and a low of 77F gives the region a cooling degree day of 21.
Yard Work: This morning would be the best time for yard work. Later this afternoon a few showers and thunderstorms will give the garden and yard a drink. Tonight you could probably get a little more done outside in the yard, however it will be humid, so take it easy.
Construction: There could be a few delays in the afternoon with the heavier bands of showers and thunderstorms that move through.
Outdoor Venues: There will be some slight impacts for any late afternoon or early evening outdoor plans as the thunderstorms move through the region.