Big Story Weather – September 24, 2013
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from September 23:
The country saw a tranquil day yesterday from a severe weather aspect with no reported severe weather. Cold air started to take shape with many places in the Northeast falling to or just below freezing. Rainfall was mostly light around the country with the heaviest being over the Pacific Northwest.
Big Story Weather Discussion for September 24:
Surface Map: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring sunny skies and another cool evening to the region. High pressure over the Rockies will bring another dry and mild day with the potential of frost over portions of Montana. Low pressure moving in over the Northern Gulf will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region; heavier rainfall over Florida. Showers will also be associated with a warm front over the Pacific Northwest.
Severe Weather: No major severe weather forecasted today.
Winter Weather: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring a chance for frost/freeze conditions to portions of the Great Lakes and also over parts of the Northeast. There will also be a pocket of frost/freeze conditions over Western Montana.
Flooding: There will be a slight chance for flooding over portions of Florida today.
Tropical Weather: No impacts.
Winds: There will be strong winds around SoCal with some places seeing gusts near 45mph.
Select City Forecast:
New York NY: Partly cloudy and cool with a high near 64F and overnight lows near 50F.
Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms, high temps around 70F and overnight lows near 65F. Total rainfall around 0.50 inches.
Sioux Falls SD: Partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 56F.
Denver CO: Partly cloudy with a high near 70F and overnight lows near 57F.
Portland OR: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 58F and overnight lows near 50F. Total rainfall around 0.65 inches.
September 23, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving into Alaska will bring moderate rainfall to the region.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region. Low pressure over Eastern Canada will bring showers to the area. Low pressure moving towards England will bring strong winds to the area along with high seas to the west of England. Low pressure moving through Central Russia will bring showers to the area.
Western Pacific: Typhoon Pabuk continues turning southeast of Japan with winds around 65kts and pressure near 964mb. The storm is forecasted to move north-northwest over the next 24 hours before making a turn to the north-northeast. It should remain away from Japan, however some squalls will hit the Tokyo region. Low pressure to the east of Vietnam is also being watched for possible tropical development. Low pressure moving through northeast Russia will bring showers and snow showers to the region.
Indian Ocean: A fairly tranquil day across the basin with no major weather issues expected outside of the afternoon thunderstorms.
Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin. Impacts will be felt near the Fiji Islands with enhanced convective activity during the afternoon. Low pressure moving south of South Africa will bring a few showers along with gusty winds to the area. Low pressure moving towards Southeast Australia will bring clouds and gusty winds to the region.
Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for September 24-28:
New York NY: High pressure will be over the region for the next five days keeping it impact free.
Atlanta GA: The area will have moderate impacts over the next three days associated with thunderstorms in the area. The period will finish impact free.
Sioux Falls SD: The area will begin impact free. By the end of the period thunderstorms will move through the region bringing moderate impacts to the area.
Denver CO: The majority of the period will be impact free. On the 27th the region will have slight to moderate impacts associated with thunderstorms.
Portland OR: The area will have moderate impacts for the next couple of days associated with showers moving through the region. The remainder of the period will be impact free.
Climate Watch for September 19-23:
New York NY: The region has seen temps around 1-3 degrees above normal before finishing with temps around 6-8 degrees below normal.
Atlanta GA: The period has been mostly above normal with temps around 2-5 degrees above, however on the 21st temps fell to near 8 degrees below normal.
Sioux Falls SD: The period has been mostly above normal with temps around 4-8 degrees above. On the 20th temps fell to around 8 degrees below normal.
Denver CO: The period started with temps around 4-11 degrees below normal and then warmed to around 4-5 degrees above normal before finishing the period around 9 degrees below normal.
Portland OR: The period started with temps around 6 degrees above normal but then finished around 1-10 degrees below normal for the remainder of the period.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for September 24, 2013:
Day 1-3: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring sunny skies to the region. This will also extend into the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. A low pressure area moving across the Gulf of Mexico will bring showers to the Gulf Coast and possible flooding to parts of Florida. High pressure over the Rockies will keep most of the region dry. This will expand into the Plains as well. A frontal boundary over the Pacific Northwest will bring showers to the larger cities in the region. Day two high pressure will dominate the Northeast, while low pressure moves out of the Gulf Coast and across the Southeast bringing more heavy rainfall to Florida. A strong low pressure area will push into the Plains bringing rain, winds and strong thunderstorms. The West Coast will remain dry. The period will end with a storm system bringing showers and thunderstorms over the Plains .
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure along both coasts. A storm system still over the Plains and a powerful storm will be moving into Alaska bringing heavy rains and even moderate snowfalls to the region. Day five high pressure will still dominate the East allowing for a cold front to develop from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast and back into Texas. Expect showers and thunderstorms along this front. A new storm system will be pushing into the Pacific Northwest. The period will end fairly tranquil across the United States except for a tropical wave near Puerto Rico.
Day 8-12: The period will begin with a trough over the Southeast bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. Another trough will be moving into the Northern Plains with showers and thunderstorms. Day ten the trough will push into the Great Lakes and a strong area of cold high pressure will push into the Northern Plains. The period will end with a strong storm system moving up the Eastern US. There will be areas of heavy rainfall along with thunderstorms and perhaps even have a pocket of snowfall will develop over Southeast Canada and portions of the Great Lakes.
Long Range Outlook: The period will start with the strong low pressure area over the Northeast bringing rain and thunderstorms to the region. The cold air pocket on the west side may still bring another day of snow showers over Southeast Canada and portions of the Great Lakes. The middle of the period high pressure will dominate the East Coast, while a storm system moves into the Pacific Northwest bringing showers to the region. Another tropical wave should develop near Puerto Rico. The period will finish with a strong storm system moving through the Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Today’s Spotlight Forecast:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 49F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 50F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 68F and overnight lows near 50F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 67F and overnight lows near 46F. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer with a high near 70F and overnight lows near 55F.
Dallas TX: Partly cloudy and warm with a high near 90F and overnight lows near 60F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 90F and overnight lows near 66F. Thursday partly cloudy and hot with a high near 93F and overnight lows near 65F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 91F and overnight lows near 70F. Saturday mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps around 88F and overnight lows near 70F.
Boise ID: Rain showers and cool with a high near 58F and overnight lows near 44F. Wednesday mostly cloudy with showers with a high near 52F and overnight lows near 40F. Thursday mostly cloudy with showers and a high near 54F and overnight lows near 37F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 57F and overnight lows near 40F. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer with a high near 65F and overnight lows near 47F.
Ask The Weatherman for September 24, 2013:
Question: What is off shore flow?
Answer: When you hear the meteorologist use the term off shore flow, what they mean is that the wind flow pattern is supporting a breeze that is blowing from the land to the water. This means that it’s heading off shore. This type of breeze is known as the land breeze and it takes place during the night time hours along coastal cities.
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Green Energy Weather Report for September 24, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be light amounts of energy along the East Coast, increasing to moderate amounts along the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The Northern Gulf Coast will have moderate amounts of energy today, while the Southwest will also see moderate amounts of energy. The Northwest will have moderate to extreme amounts of energy.
Hydro Energy: There will be ample amounts of energy over the Pacific Northwest and then also along the Gulf Coast today.
Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of energy over a good portion of the Northeast, the Great Lakes, the Northern Plains and the Northern Rockies. There will also be good amounts of energy over the Southwest.
Wind Energy: There will be favorable amounts of energy over the Southeast, the Central Plains, the Northern Rockies and portions of the Southwest around the SOCAL area.
September 24 Weather and Your Wallet (Fargo ND):
High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring nice weather to the region with plenty of sunshine.
Dining: There will be no issues with heading to the park for lunch today. A great day to get out of the office and enjoy the fresh air.
Transportation: There will be no issues on the roads or at the airport.
Shopping: Today will be a great day to get out and enjoy some of those early fall specials.
Electricity: There will be a demand for heating during the late overnight hours and early tomorrow morning with low temps forecasted to be around 54F. The total HDD’s will be at 1.
Yard Work: Today will be an excellent day to get out and start those winter preps or clean up the yard if you need. High temps in the mid 70’s will make for a wonderful day outside.
Construction: There will be no weather impacts today.
Outdoor Venues: Today and tonight will provide excellent weather to enjoy the outdoors, taking a walk at the park, or just sitting in the backyard.