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Big Story Weather – October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from October 22:

No severe weather events were reported yesterday. The biggest news was the onset of cold air over a good portion of the United States from the Plains to the Gulf Coast as temps are beginning to fall to below average. Light snow was also recorded over the Plains and a pocket of lake effect snow setup over Michigan.

Big Story Weather Discussion for October 23:

Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Mid-Atlantic will bring a few showers to the region. This will extend into the Northeast as well. High pressure over Texas will bring partly cloudy skies and cool weather to the region. This will extend into the Gulf Coast as well. A weak clipper system will move through the Northern Plains bringing a few snow showers to the region. High pressure over the Rockies will bring cool weather to the Rockies. Warmer, drier weather will setup over the West Coast.

Surface Map 11PM: The clipper system will push into the Great Lakes bringing a few showers and snow showers to the region. High pressure will slide into the Gulf Coast bringing a cool night to the region and freezing conditions to portions of the Southeast. High pressure over the Rockies will bring a cool night to the Rockies and the Plains. A mild and clear evening will be in store for the West Coast.

Severe Weather: No severe weather for today.

Winter Weather: There will be light snow over the Plains and the Great Lakes. Snowfall rates should remain below 2 inches. The season’s first frost/freeze will extend from the Southern Plains all the way into the Mid-Atlantic to include the city of Atlanta GA.

Flooding: No flooding expected today across the country.

Tropical Weather: Tropical Storm Lorenzo has winds around 45kts and pressure near 1003mb and will continue to weaken and move away from land.

Winds: Strong gradient winds will be over the Great Lakes today with winds around 40-50mph very possible for some locations. Strong winds will be along the Gulf Coast as well due to temperature gradient. Winds will be around 20mph.

Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:

New York NY: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 50F and overnight lows near 39F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches which will bring the region slight impacts. Thursday partly cloudy with high temps around 52 and overnight lows near 36F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 50F and overnight lows near 36F. Saturday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 52F and overnight lows near 44F. Total rainfall around 0.15 inches which will bring the region slight impacts. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 39F.

Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with high temps around 60F and overnight lows near 36F. This will bring slight impacts to the area due to frost. Thursday partly cloudy with high temps around 61F and overnight lows near 40F. The area will have slight impacts due to frost. Friday partly cloudy with high temps around 55F and overnight lows near 33F. This will bring a moderate impact to the region due to the chance of a freeze. Saturday partly cloudy with high temps near 61F and overnight lows near 43F. Sunday partly cloudy and mild with high temps around 70F and overnight lows near 47F.

Chicago IL: Partly cloudy with high temps around 44F and overnight lows near 27F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 44F and overnight lows near 27F. Friday partly cloudy with high temps near 45F and overnight lows near 35F. Saturday partly cloudy with high temps around 47F and overnight lows near 30F. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 46F and overnight lows near 36F.

Denver CO: Partly cloudy with high temps around 62F and overnight lows near 36F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 60F and overnight lows near 38F. Friday partly cloudy with high temps around 64F and overnight lows near 36F. Saturday partly cloudy with high temps around 61F and overnight lows near 41F. Sunday partly cloudy with high temps around 68F and overnight lows near 38F.

Portland OR: Partly cloudy with high temps around 73F and overnight lows near 44F. Thursday partly cloudy with high temps around 74F and overnight lows near 45F. Friday partly cloudy with high temps around 74F and overnight lows near 47F. Saturday partly cloudy with high temps around 71F and overnight lows near 44F. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 60F and overnight lows near 40F.

Ask The Weatherman for October 23, 2013:

Question: What are some features with the Bermuda High Pressure Center?

Answer: The Bermuda-Azores high pressure is located over the Atlantic Ocean. This high pressure is what we associate with warm weather over the Eastern United States due to the southerly wind flow that occurs on the western side of the high. This brings warm moist air northward and can create sea-breeze thunderstorms over the region, especially along Florida and the Gulf Coast. Warm temps over the East Coast can also occur along with high humidity levels.

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October 23, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

Latest Image: Typhoon Francisco has winds around 70kts and is moving northwest. The bottom image is Super-Typhoon Lekima with winds around 140kts and is tracking to the west-northwest.

Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Raymond will continue impacting Western Mexico with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Winds are now around 65kts and pressure near 987mb. Low pressure moving into Alaska will bring strong winds, heavy rainfall and mountain snows to the region. A clipper system will move through the Plains bringing light snow to the region.

Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Lorenzo has winds around 45kts and pressure near 1003mb. The storm will remain over the open Atlantic and will have no impacts to land. Low pressure moving into the Northeast will bring a few showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Western Europe will bring showers to the region. Low pressure moving through Western China will bring showers and snow showers to the region.

Western Pacific: Low pressure moving through Eastern Russia will bring snow showers to the region. Super Typhoon Lekima has winds around 140kts and pressure near 918mb and will continue to move towards the west-northwest and be near the island of Iwo Jima (Iwo To). Typhoon Francisco has winds around 70kts and pressure of 970mb and will continue to move along the Eastern shores of Japan bringing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to the region.

Indian Ocean: There is an area of convection over the Bay of Bengal that is being watched for possible tropical development along with another area over the Central Indian Ocean.

Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin. An area to the northeast of Australia is being watched for possible tropical development. Low pressure moving towards Southern Argentina will bring showers to the region. Low pressure to the southeast of South Africa will bring strong winds to South Africa. Low pressure moving through Southern Australia will bring showers to portions of Southern Australia to include Sydney.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for October 23, 2013:

Day 1-3: A weak frontal boundary moving through the Great Lakes will bring a few rain and snow showers to the Eastern Lakes along with rain showers to the Northeast. A clipper system moving through the Northern Plains will bring a few light snow showers to the region. High pressure over Texas will bring cool and dry weather to the region. This will extend into the Gulf Coast and also the Southeast. High pressure over the Rockies will bring nice weather to the region. This will also lead to warmer weather over the West Coast along with dry conditions. Day two look for high pressure to dominate the majority of the country with dry weather and very cool weather over the Eastern two-thirds of the United States. The period will finish with high pressure over the Southeast bringing dry and cool weather to the area, while a clipper system moves across the Great Lakes bringing some light snowfall to the area. The Western United States will remain dry.

Day 4-7: The period will start with a weak clipper system going through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic bringing a few snow flurries to the region. Another strong high pressure center will build in over the Ohio River Valley bringing another round of cold dry air to the region. This will again extend into the Southeast and Gulf Coast. The Western United States will remain dry again. Day five high pressure will be over the Eastern United States, while a new storm system pushes into the Northern Rockies bringing snow and rain to the region. Day six the storm system will push into the Plains bringing rain and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains extending towards the Great Lakes, while over the Northern Plains snow showers will move into the region.

Day 8-12: The period will start with the low pressure moving into the Southern Plains. Look for showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast giving way to showers over the Great Lakes along with snow showers on the back side of the low. Day nine the storm system will become very strong bringing thunderstorms along with severe weather to the Gulf Coast, showers and thunderstorms to the Ohio River Valley along with heavy snowfall over portions of the Great Lakes.

Long Range Outlook: The period will start with a frontal boundary extending from the Northeast to the Gulf Coast bringing showers to the region along with a few snow showers over the Eastern Lakes. A weak clipper system will slide through the Northern Plains bringing another round of snowfall to the region. By week two the storm system will push off the East Coast, while another strong and cold high pressure center builds in over the Mid-Mississippi River Valley. The middle of the period will have high pressure over the East Coast extending into the Gulf Coast and also the Plains, while a new storm system pushes into the Pacific Northwest with showers and mountain snows. The period will end with high pressure over the Northeast extending back into the Gulf Coast. High pressure will also build back in over the Northern Plains bringing another round of cold weather to the region. Low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will bring showers and higher elevation snows to the region.

Green Energy Report for October 23:

Wave Energy: There will be moderate to extreme amounts of energy over the Northeast US. The Mid-Atlantic to the Southeast will see light to moderate amounts of energy along with the Gulf Coast today. There will be moderate to extreme amounts of energy over the entire West Coast again.

Hydro Energy: The best place for short and long term energy will be over the Eastern Great Lakes and into the Northeast around the low pressure center.

Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of energy over the Southeast stretching back into the Gulf Coast and over the Southern and also the Northern Plains. The Southwest and West Coast will also have ample amounts of energy today.

Wind Energy: There will be ample amounts of wind energy for both the Gulf Coast and also the Great Lakes behind the frontal boundary.

Weather and Your Wallet for Fargo ND:

High pressure over the region will bring cold and dry weather to the area with high temps not even getting out of the 30s today.

Dining: Of you plan on heading to the park for lunch, make sure to take a jacket as it will be cold all day long.

Transportation: There will be no weather impacts on the roadways or at the airport today.

Shopping: Today will be a nice day to get out and enjoy the fall sales.

Electricity: There will be a moderate demand for heating today as the forecast is for 31HDD’s for the area with the highest demand occurring overnight.

Yard Work: There should be no issues with getting out and preparing the yard for winter today.

Construction: There will be no issues with the outdoor projects today.

Outdoor Venues: A nice day to enjoy a walk in the park. Just remember to take a jacket.


Source: redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

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