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Big Story Weather – July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from July 15: The big stories from yesterday include the heavy rainfall through Western Texas, Oklahoma and parts of the Southwest. This rainfall is much needed for these regions. The second story was the heat that has been building over the Eastern US with many places starting to feel like summer with high temps in the upper 90′s and a few 100′s as well.

Big Story Weather Discussion for July 16: High pressure over the Ohio River Valley will bring another very warm and dry day to the region. This will also be true for the East Coast. Interaction with a frontal boundary over the Southern Plains and the return flow will bring another day of showers and thunderstorms from the Southern Plains into the Gulf Coast. The West will remain dry and warm as well.

Severe Weather: There will be a slight chance for severe weather over the Southern Plains of Texas into the Gulf Coast region. The biggest threat will be damaging winds with these storms.

Tropical Weather: No areas of concern today in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is the weather for a few select cities:

Baltimore MD: Partly cloudy and very hot with high temps around 97F and overnight lows near 78F.

Orlando FL: Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High temps will be around 86F and overnight lows will be near 77F. Total rainfall will be around 0.25 inches.

Fargo ND: Partly cloudy with a high near 87F and overnight near 74F.

Boise ID: Partly cloudy with a high near 86F and overnight lows near 78F.

San Diego CA: Partly cloudy with a high near 67F and overnight lows near 62F.

July 16, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure to the south of Alaska will bring strong winds and high seas to the region. Another low pressure area moving towards Hawaii will bring showers to parts of Hawaii.

Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure over Central Canada will bring severe weather to the region again today. Low pressure near Texas will bring large amounts of rainfall to the region. Flooding will be a concern over the area. Low pressure moving towards Greenland will bring showers to the region as well.

Western Pacific: Low pressure over Central Russia will push slowly into Eastern China bringing showers to the region. Low pressure moving towards Northern Japan will also bring showers and thunderstorms to the Koreas and Western Japan. Low pressure moving away from Japan will bring increased winds and seas to the area. Low pressure near Manila will bring heavy rainfall to the region.

Indian Ocean: Low pressure over India will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin today will have impacts on Argentina and Southern Chile with rain and mountain snows. A second area that will be impacted will be over Southwest Australia were showers will impact the weather for places like Perth.

Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for July 16-20:

Baltimore MD: The period will start impact free. There will be a chance of thunderstorms from July 18-20 creating a slight to moderate impact for the region.

Orlando FL: The period will have slight to moderate impacts today and tomorrow and then again on July 19 as thunderstorms move through the region.

Fargo ND: The region should remain impact free until around July 18 when a chance for thunderstorms moves into the region. This will bring a slight to moderate impact to the area.

Boise ID: The region will enjoy the next five days impact free.

San Diego CA: The next five days this area will be impact free.

Climate Watch for July 11-15:

Baltimore MD: The region has seen temps around 1-8 degrees below normal before warming to around 7 degrees above normal to finish the period.

Orlando FL: The past five days the region has seen temps around 1-5 degrees below normal.

Fargo ND: The area started with temps around 6-11 degrees above normal and then finished the period with temps around 6-7 degrees below normal.

Boise ID: Temps will be around 1 degree below normal and then warmed to around 5 degrees above normal before falling to around 4 degrees below normal again and then finished the period with temps around 5-8 degrees above normal.

San Diego CA: Temps will be around 1 degree below normal. The remainder of the period saw temps around 2-3 degrees above normal.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for July 16, 2013:

Day 1-3: High pressure over the Ohio River Valley is going to make for a hot day in the region. Expect to see hot weather over the East Coast as well. Return flow over the Gulf Coast along with an easterly wave will bring increased rainfall to the Gulf Coast. Low pressure near Texas and Oklahoma will also bring heavy rainfall to the region. Day two a frontal boundary will move across the Northeast bringing showers and thunderstorm to the region, while moisture will continue over the Gulf Coast and also over the Southwest. The period will finish with a cold front moving through the Northern Plains that will bring thunderstorms to the region,. We will also be watching a low pressure area over Arizona that will increase the monsoonal moisture in the area.

Day 4-7: Low pressure over Southeast Canada along with the frontal boundary will extend back towards Kansas and will provide the area with showers and thunderstorms along the entire frontal boundary. Day five the frontal boundary will setup from Oklahoma all the way into the Northeast bringing showers and thunderstorms. High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring nice weather to the region. Day six the frontal boundary will push into the Gulf Coast and extend into the Southeast. This will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region as high pressure continues to slide eastward across the Ohio River Valley. The southwest monsoonal rains will gradually start to pick up in coverage again.

Day 8-12: The period will start with a boundary along the Gulf Coast that will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area. A strong cold front will push through the Northern Plains bringing more severe weather to the region. Day nine the storm system will push from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. Day eleven there will be another storm system pushing into the Northern Plains along with a storm system over the East Coast both systems will provide the regions with rain and thunderstorms. The period will finish with the frontal boundary extending from the Northeast all the way to the Gulf Coast. Expect to see thunderstorms along this boundary.

Long Range Outlook: The long range will start with a frontal boundary over the East Coast and a second one over the Rockies. Both will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. The period will finish with more systems traveling across the Northern Plains.

Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for New York NY:

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90F. Winds from the southwest 5-10mph as overnight lows fall to around 76F.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89F. Winds from the southwest 7-12mph as overnight lows fall to near 70F.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High temps around 91F and overnight lows around 74F. Winds from the southwest 5-10mph and total rainfall around 0.20 inches.

Friday: Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High temps around 89F and overnight lows around 75F. Winds from the southwest 10-15mph along with total rainfall near 0.65 inches.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. High temps around 89F and overnight lows near 74F. Winds from the southwest 10-15mph total rainfall around 0.30 inches.

Ask The Weatherman for July 16, 2013:

Question: What are the three layers of clouds?

Answer: The three layers of clouds are low layered clouds (Stratus-Cumulus), mid-level clouds (alto-stratus), and high level clouds (Cirrus). These are a just a few of the clouds that make up each level of the Earth’s dynamic atmosphere.

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Green Energy Weather Report for July 16, 2013:

Wave Energy: The Northeast will see slight wave energy today. The same will be true for the Mid-Atlantic and also the Southeast. The Northern Gulf will see moderate amounts of wave energy today as an easterly wave continues to move across the region. The Southwest and Northwest will see slight to moderate amounts of wave energy.

Solar Energy: There will be large amounts of solar energy present from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic back into the Ohio River Valley. Another area of high solar energy will be from the Northern Plains into portions of the Rockies along with the West Coast.

Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy will be located over New Mexico and a second area over the Great Lakes region during daytime heating.

Hydro-Energy: There will be moderate amounts of hydro energy present from the Southeast to the Gulf Coast. There will be extreme amounts of hydro energy over the Southern Plains of Texas and Oklahoma into parts of New Mexico.

July 16 Weather and Your Wallet (Biloxi MS):

An easterly wave moving across the Gulf will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region today.

Dining: There will be some impacts to afternoon outdoor dining plans.

Transportation: There will be impacts to the afternoon rush hour as heavier rainfall moves into the region leading to some delays on the roads and also at the airport.

Shopping: This afternoon if you plan on shopping make sure to bring the umbrella with you.

Electricity: There will be a need for A/C all day today as the hot and humid air remains over the region again today. The forecast is for 15CDD’s.

Yard Work: This morning would be the best time to get the grass cut before the storms move in this afternoon.

Construction: There will be some delays this afternoon on the outdoor projects due to thunderstorms.

Outdoor Venues: This morning would be the best time to get that walk in.


Source: redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

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