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Big Story Weather – October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from October 8:

Showers and thunderstorms continued from Florida to South Carolina, however no severe weather was reported – mostly just heavy rainfall. Cold air plunged into the Northeast overnight around the center of the high.

Big Story Weather Discussion for October 9:

Surface Map: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring showers from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic – some areas may get heavy rainfall. High pressure from the Northeast will extend back over the Northern Plains. Another area of high pressure over the Southern Plains will extend into the Gulf Coast bringing partly cloudy skies to the region. Low pressure over the Southwest will bring showers to the region including SOCAL. The Northwest will enjoy a tranquil day with plenty of sunshine.

Severe Weather: No severe weather forecasted today.

Winter Weather: No major impacts across the country today.

Flooding: Snow melt over the Northern Plains could bring some river flooding. Expect heavy rainfall over the Desert Southwest which could lead to some flooding along with minor flooding over the Mid-Atlantic.

Tropical Weather: We are now watching a new invest that has pushed off the coast of Africa for potential tropical development. The area has a medium chance at this time with winds around 25kts.

Winds: Strong winds over the Southwest ahead of the cold front.

Select City Forecast:

Baltimore MD: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 60F and overnight lows near 50F. Total rainfall around 0.50 inches.

Houston TX: Partly cloudy and cool with a high near 77F and overnight lows near 69F.

Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with a high near 68F and overnight lows near 57F.

Denver CO: Partly cloudy with a high near 64F and overnight lows near 53F.

San Diego CA: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 65F and overnight lows near 55F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches.

October 9, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

Latest Image: Tropical Cyclone 2B has developed over the Bay of Bengal with winds around 40kts and pressure near 993mb. The storm will move slowly to the west making landfall in the next couple of days.

Eastern Pacific Ocean: The remains of Narda will continue moving west and is expected to dissipate. Low pressure moving through the Gulf of Alaska will bring showers to the region along with mountain snows. A developing low pressure moving through the Southwest US will bring showers to the region.

Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving along the East Coast will bring showers to the Mid-Atlantic region. Low pressure moving over England will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Western Russia will bring showers to the area. A tropical wave moving off the coast of Africa is being watched for possible tropical development.

Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 24 is moving towards Manila and will bring heavy rainfall to the region. We are also watching a possible new depression later today near Guam that will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving over Northern Japan will bring showers to the region.

Indian Ocean: Tropical Cyclone 2B will be moving through the Bay of Bengal with winds around 40kts and pressure near 993mb. The storm will continue westward making a landfall in the next few days.

Southern Hemisphere: Multiple lows moving through the basin with impacts being felt over Argentina and Southern Chile with showers and gusty winds. Low pressure moving south of Africa will bring gusty winds to the region. Low pressure to the south of Australia will bring showers to the region.

Five-Day Storm Index Outlook for October 9-13:

Baltimore MD: Rain showers over the next few days will have slight to moderate impacts on the region. The period will then finish impact free.

Houston TX: The area will start impact free. Thunderstorms along a cold front will move in to bring the region slight to moderate impacts to finish the period.

Omaha NE: The region will have slight impacts around the 11th. The remainder of the period will be impact free.

Denver CO: The region will be impact free to start the period and then a few chances for showers to bring slight impacts to the region towards the end of the period.

San Diego CA: The region will have slight impacts today followed by the remainder of the period being impact free.

Climate Watch Almanac for October 4-8:

Baltimore MD: The region started with temps very hot around 16-20 degrees above normal and then finished around 1-2 degrees below normal.

Houston TX: The region started with temps around 6-8 degrees above normal and then finished around 3-5 degrees below normal.

Omaha NE: The period started with temps around 12 degrees above normal and then fell sharply to around 15-19 degrees below normal before warming to around 6-10 degrees to finish the period.

Denver CO: The period started with temps around 2-23 degrees below normal followed by a period of temps around 8-10 degrees above normal.

San Diego CA: The period started with temps around 1 degree below normal and then rose to around 6-14 degrees above normal and then finished temps around 4 degrees below normal.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for October 9, 2013:

Day 1-3: Low pressure moving up the Mid-Atlantic coast will bring showers to the region. High pressure will make for a nice day from the Northeast to the Great Lakes and southward into the Gulf Coast and also over the Plains. A storm system pushing into the Southwest will bring showers to the region and higher elevation snows over Colorado. Partly cloudy skies will dominate the Northwest. Day two low pressure will move into the Northeast bringing showers to New York and also Baltimore. High pressure will bring another nice day from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Low pressure will push into the Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will dominate the West Coast. The period will finish with showers from New York to Baltimore. High pressure will be over the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Low pressure will push into Canada with the frontal boundary extending to the Southern Plains. High pressure will keep the West Coast nice.

Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure building into the Plains. A new low will start to take shape over Western Texas with showers for the region. Low pressure will be along the East Coast bringing more showers to the region. The West Coast will remain dry for another day. Day five high pressure will be along the East Coast. A storm system will extend through the Plains bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region. A tropical storm will be near the Baja adding moisture to the frontal boundary. The period will finish with a strong low pressure area over the Plains bringing showers, thunderstorms and severe weather to the region. A strong high pressure area will also build into the West and the Rockies.

Day 8-12: The period will start with low pressure over the Northeast. The cold front extending all the way to the Gulf Cost will bring showers, thunderstorms and some severe weather to the region. High pressure will be over Texas bringing a round of cold air all the way southward. Day ten will have a clipper system moving through the Great Lakes bringing showers. A new low will enter the Pacific Northwest with showers. The period will finish with high pressure over the East Coast and the Great Lakes. A new low pressure will develop over Southern Texas, while another storm system enters the Pacific Northwest.

Long Range Outlook: The period will start with high pressure over the East Coast and the Great Lakes bringing partly cloudy skies to the region. A very strong storm system will be entering into the Southern Plains bringing with it strong to severe storms. Another cold front will push into the Northwest with showers. The period will end with a major storm system moving through the Plains with heavy rainfall and possibly heavy snowfall. A new low pressure will be developing over Texas bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:

Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with high temps around 74F and overnight lows near 53F. Thursday partly cloudy with high temps around 78F and overnight lows near 55F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 78F and overnight lows near 54F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 78F and overnight lows near 54F. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 80F and overnight lows near 56F.

Biloxi MS: Partly cloudy with a high near 79F and overnight lows near 70F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 82F and overnight lows near 68F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 84F and overnight lows near 68F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 84F and overnight lows near 70F. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 86F and overnight lows near 69F.

Sioux Falls SD: Partly cloudy with a high near 72F and overnight lows near 54F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 74F and overnight lows near 58F. Friday mostly cloudy with thunderstorms – some may be severe. High temps around 71F and overnight lows near 44F. Total rainfall around 0.75 inches. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 60F and overnight lows near 39F. Sunday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 65F and overnight lows near 47F. Total rainfall near 0.25 inches.

Green Energy Weather Report for October 9, 2013:

Wave Energy: There will be extreme amounts of energy from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. There will be moderate amounts along the Southeast coast. The Gulf Coast will see little amounts of energy. The entire West Coast will have moderate amounts of energy.

Hydro Energy: The best places today will be over the Southwest US ahead of the cold front and also over the Mid-Atlantic region near the coast.

Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of solar energy from the Southeast to the Plains across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. There will also be ample amounts of energy over the Pacific Northwest.

Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy today will be found over the Southwest and along the Mid-Atlantic region.

October 9 Weather and Your Wallet (Dallas TX):

High pressure to the east will provide for partly cloudy skies and light southeasterly winds.

Dining: Today will be a nice day to enjoy lunch outside.

Transportation: There will be no weather impacts at the airports or on the major roadways.

Shopping: Today will be a nice day to get out and enjoy shopping.

Electricity: There will be a small demand for cooling later in the afternoon – around 5CDD’s for the area.

Yard Work: Today will be a nice day to go out and start preparing the yard for winter.

Construction: There will be no issues today for outdoor projects.

Outdoor Venues: Today will be a nice day with no impacts to your outdoor plans.


Source: redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

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