Big Story Weather – October 22, 2013
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from October 21:
No major severe weather events were reported yesterday. There were a few snow showers over the Northern Plains with very little accumulation. The winds were very strong across the Great Lakes with gusts over 45mph. Frost and freeze conditions settled in overnight in portions of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley.
Big Story Weather Discussion for October 21:
Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving into the Great Lakes will bring a few showers to the region this afternoon. A second area of low pressure over the Plains will bring showers and also snow showers over portions of the Northern Plains. There will be a few lingering showers over Florida as well. High pressure will bring cool weather to the Southern Plains and back over the Rockies to the West Coast.
Surface Map 11PM: Low pressure will move into the Mid-Atlantic overnight bringing showers to the region. A few showers will also be over Florida overnight. High pressure will slide into the Southern Plains bringing cool and partly cloudy weather to the region. Very cold air will settle in over the Northern Rockies and Plains. The West Coast will have partly cloudy skies and a mild evening.
Severe Weather: No severe weather for today.
Winter Weather: There will be light snow over portions of the Northern Plains with accumulations of less than 2 inches. There will be a frost/freeze potential from the Great Lakes back into portions of the Southern Plains.
Flooding: No flooding expected today across the country.
Tropical Weather: Tropical Depression 13 has developed and should gain strength to become a tropical storm today. It should remain over the open Atlantic.
Winds: Strong gradient winds will be over the Great Lakes today with winds around 40-50mph possible for some locations.
Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with a high near 66 and overnight lows near 43F. Wednesday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 48F and overnight lows near 37F. Total rainfall near 0.25 inches with slight impacts for the day. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 48F and overnight lows near 36F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 49F and overnight lows near 30F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 49F and overnight lows near 44F.
Gulfport MS: Partly cloudy with a high near 73F and overnight lows near 60F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 67F and overnight lows near 50F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 57F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 60F and overnight lows near 45F. Saturday partly cloudy and cold with a high near 56F and overnight lows near 42F.
Sioux City IA: Mostly cloudy with light snow. High temps around 43F and overnight lows near 38F. Total snowfall around 1 inch. Impacts will be moderate for the area. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 42F and overnight lows near 36F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 41F and overnight lows near 34F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 47F and overnight lows near 42F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 57F and overnight lows near 44F.
Salt Lake City UT: Partly cloudy with a high near 59F and overnight lows near 39F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 61F and overnight lows near 55F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 61F and overnight lows near 56F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 60F and overnight lows near 56F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 59F and overnight lows near 54F.
Las Vegas NV: Partly cloudy with a high near 77F and overnight lows near 70F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 74F and overnight lows near 70F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 73F and overnight lows near 70F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 72F and overnight lows near 70F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 70F and overnight lows near 68F.
Ask The Weatherman for October 21, 2013:
Question: What are some features with the Arctic High Pressure Center?
Answer: Things that make the Arctic High Pressure Center so unique are, first of all, the cold dense air that it brings with it. What happens is that a piece of energy breaks off from the main high and slides towards the southeast. When this high pressure center moves in, we can see temps fall quite a bit. In the Northern Plains temps will typically fall into the negative numbers, while the Gulf Coast may see teens and 20’s with this high. Clear skies also come with this type of system.
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October 22, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Latest Image: Typhoon Francisco has winds around 90kts and is moving northwest. The bottom image is Typhoon Lekima with winds around 65kts tracking to the west-northwest.
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Raymond has winds around 105kts and pressure near 954mb and will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to Western Mexico. Low pressure moving into Alaska will bring rain and snow showers to the region. Low pressure moving over the Plains and Great Lakes will bring rain and snow showers to the region.
Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression 13 has developed over the open Atlantic and should be no threat to land. Low pressure over Western Europe will bring showers to the region.
Western Pacific: Typhoon Francisco has winds around 90kts and pressure near 956mb as it continues to track towards the north-northwest and heading towards a landfall in Japan. Typhoon Lekima has winds around 65kts and pressure of 982mb as it tracks away from Guam and towards the northwest. A new area is also being watched to the east of Guam for possible tropical development.
Indian Ocean: There is an area to the south of India being watched for possible tropical development and now an area in the Bay of Bengal as well.
Southern Hemisphere: Low pressure tracking through Southern Argentina will bring showers to the region. A second area of low pressure will bring showers to South Africa. A third area of low pressure will bring showers and thunderstorms to Southern Australia around Sydney. There is also an area of low pressure to the northwest of Australia that is being watched for possible tropical development.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for October 22, 2013.
Day 1-3: Low pressure moving towards the Great Lakes will bring showers and a few snow showers to the region. This will extend into the Northeast as well. High pressure over the Plains will bring cold air into a large section of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast. The Western US will enjoy a mild and sunny day from Seattle to San Diego. Day two the majority of the United States will be under high pressure as a second shot of cold air arrives over the Plains and brings even colder air into the region. The period will finish with high pressure over most of the United States which will trigger a few lake effect snow showers as well over the Eastern Lakes.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure over most of the country and a few snow showers over the Eastern Lakes. There will also be a few rain showers along portions of the Mid-Atlantic. Day five a clipper system will bring a few snow showers to the Great Lakes. The period will finish with high pressure over the Eastern US. A new storm system pushing into the Plains will bring rain and snow to the region – some places could see heavy rainfall. The Dakotas could see heavy snowfall.
Day 8-12: The period will start with low pressure over Southeast Canada and the cold front extending into Texas. This will be the focus of showers and thunderstorms from Texas to Ohio. Snow showers will be along the backside of this storm over the Western Lakes and Northern Plains. Day nine a powerful storm system will extend from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Expect to see snow over the lakes, showers through the Ohio River Valley and some severe weather along the Gulf Coast. Day eleven the frontal boundary will stall along the East Coast and extend back into the Gulf of Mexico. The period will end with another high pressure center dominating the weather across most of the country.
Long Range Outlook: The period will start with high pressure over the Eastern US, while another storm system pushes into the Pacific Northwest with showers and higher elevation snows. The period will end with high pressure over most of the country, while the storm system over the Pacific Northwest moves into the Northern Rockies with showers and snow showers.
Green Energy Report for October 22:
Wave Energy: There will be slight to moderate amounts of energy along the entire East Coast today. There will be little wave energy over the Northern Gulf Coast as high pressure settles in overnight. There will be moderate amounts of energy over the entire West Coast as storm systems continue to push onshore over the region.
Hydro Energy: There will be ample amounts of short term energy over Southern Florida today. There will also be light to moderate amounts of short term and long term energy over the Great Lakes and also the Northern Plains.
Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of solar energy over the Southeast back into the Gulf Coast and also the Plains region. There will also be ample amounts of energy over the Southwest and into the West Coast.
Wind Energy: There will be ample amounts of energy borderline to strong over the Great Lakes today behind the cold front.
Weather and Your Wallet for Mobile AL:
A frontal boundary to the south will push through bringing high pressure and cooler weather behind.
Dining: Today will be chilly, but it will still be a nice day to get out and enjoy dining at your favorite cafe.
Transportation: There will be no issues on the roadways or at the airport.
Shopping: There will be no impacts on your shopping today for the area.
Electricity; There will be a small window during the overnight and early morning hours of heating. The forecast is for 3HDD’s for the area.
Yard Work: Today will be a good day to start cleaning up the leaves or setting up the Halloween decorations as it will remain dry.
Construction: There should be no weather impacts on the day.
Outdoor Venues: Today will be an excellent day to go for a walk along the boardwalk or even head out to the park and enjoy the fall afternoon.