Big Story Weather – November 12, 2013
redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly
Big Story Weather from November 11:
Lake effect snows kicked in over portions of the Great Lakes yesterday with places seeing anywhere from 2-5 inches of snowfall. Cold air also started to plunge into the Plains yesterday with low temps falling into the teens for some.
Big Story Weather Discussion for November 12:
Surface Map 11AM: High pressure dominates the weather from coast to coast. There are going to be a few snow showers over Maine and a few rain showers over Washington. Other than that, partly cloudy skies from east to west and cold.
Surface Map 11PM: High pressure will dominate the weather from east to west. Expect to see a lot of below freezing temps tonight especially from Texas to Florida.
Severe Weather: None forecasted.
Winter Weather: Frost and freeze watches and warnings are in place from Texas to Northern Florida and along the Southeast Coast as the coldest air of the year arrives tonight.
Flooding: None forecasted.
Winds: There will be winds in the 30-40mph range over the Western Great Lakes behind the cold front. We are also watching for strong winds to develop once the cold air arrives to the Gulf of Mexico. Winds in this region will be in the 25-35mph range as well.
72hr Westward Storm Watch: Storm 1 is now located off the West Coast and will bring a few showers to the Pacific Northwest before pushing onshore over Northwest Canada by November 13. Storm 2 is now over Northeastern Russia and is making a push to the east and will be arriving into the Gulf of Alaska by November 15.
Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:
Boston MA: Partly cloudy with a high near 36F and overnight lows near 27F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 36F and overnight lows near 28F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 43F and overnight lows near 37F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 48F and overnight lows near 40F. Saturday cloudy with showers. High temps around 50F and overnight lows near 46F. Total rainfall near 0.25 inches creating slight impacts for the area.
Mobile AL: Partly cloudy with a high near 66F and overnight lows near 27F. This will bring moderate impacts to the area due to a freeze and also very strong winds leading to dangerous wind chills over the area. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 50F and overnight lows near 33F. Again look for moderate impacts due to the cold and winds for the area. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 59F and overnight lows near 55F. Friday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 66F and overnight lows near 57F. There will be slight impacts due to showers. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches. Saturday partly cloudy with high temps around 73F and overnight lows near 68F.
Omaha NE: Partly cloudy with high temps around 32F and overnight lows near 26F. Wednesday partly cloudy with high temps around 50F and overnight lows near 37F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 48F and overnight lows near 39F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 50F and overnight lows near 41F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 48F.
Salt Lake City UT: Partly cloudy with a high near 64F and overnight lows near 52F. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 59F and overnight lows near 41F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 46F and overnight lows near 39F. Friday partly cloudy with a high near 43F and overnight lows near 37F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 46F and overnight lows near 36F.
Seattle WA: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 52F and overnight lows near 50F. Total rainfall around 0.15 inches creating a slight impact for the area. Wednesday partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 46F. Thursday partly cloudy with a high near 53F and overnight lows near 43F. Friday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 48F and overnight lows near 44F. Total rainfall near 0.25 inches creating a slight impact in the area. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 46F and overnight lows near 43F.
Ask The Weatherman for November 12, 2013:
Question: What are the name of the Jet Streams in the atmosphere?
Answer: There are three jet streams that spin around the globe in each hemisphere – the southern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere. They are also known as the same names for both hemispheres. The first jet stream is called the sub-tropical jet. This jet divides the hot weather of the tropics from the warmer weather to the north. The second is the polar front jet. This divides the warmer air to the south and the cooler air to the north. The third jet is the Arctic Jet. This divides the cooler air to the south and the frigid air to the north.
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November 12, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:
Right Image: We are watching another tropical invest which is currently going over the Philippines. This area is moving westward.
Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving into Western Canada will bring rain and snow showers to the region. Showers will expand into the Pacific Northwest US as well.
Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure moving towards Iceland will bring showers to the region. Another area of low pressure moving over Western Europe will bring showers to Norway along with snow showers. Low pressure moving through Eastern Europe will bring rain and snow showers to the region.
Western Pacific: Low pressure moving over Western China will bring rain and snow to the area. Low pressure moving over Northeast Russia will bring snow to the region. Low pressure moving south of Manila is bringing more rainfall to the devastated region. Low pressure to the east of Guam is also being watched for possible tropical development.
Indian Ocean: Low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is being watched for possible tropical development.
Southern Hemisphere: Multiple areas of low pressure are moving through the basin. Impacts are being felt over Southern Brazil and Argentina with showers and some thunderstorms. A second low transiting south of South Africa is bringing gusty winds to the region. A third low is moving towards Southwest Australia and will bring some showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 12, 2013:
Day 1-3: High pressure will be the biggest news as it pushes southward into the Plains and brings very frigid air all the way south into Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Many places will see their first freeze of the year. Day two the majority of the United States will be dealing with one of the coldest high pressures of the fall. This cold air will still be in place throughout the rest of the forecast period.
Day 4-7: The period will start with high pressure along the Eastern US. Low pressure will develop in the Gulf of Mexico and push towards Florida bringing heavy rainfall to the area. A second storm system will enter the Pacific Northwest bringing showers and higher elevation snows to the region. Day five the high pressure will slide of into the Atlantic and force a blocking pattern over the US creating a strong storm system over the Plains and extending into the Great Lakes with rain showers, snow showers and even a few thunderstorms. The center of the low over the Rockies will bring more snowfall to the Northern Plains and also the Northern Rockies. Day six low pressure will extend from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. There will be snow showers over the Great Lakes, showers extending from Ohio to Tennessee and a few thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. High pressure will slide in over the Northern Plains bringing another shot of cold air. The period will end with the low pressure over Southeast Canada. The frontal boundary extends all the way to the Gulf Coast and will bring another day of snow showers over the lakes, rain showers over the Northeast and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. High pressure will dominate the rest of the country with another shot of cold air for the Plains.
Day 8-12: The period will start with high pressure dominating most of the country. Day nine a new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest with showers for the area. Day ten the storm system will move into the Northern Plains bringing showers and snow showers to the area. The period will end with a storm system extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. Look for rain and snow over the lakes giving way to showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast. A new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest with rain and higher elevation snows.
Long Range Outlook: The period will start with a very potent low pressure area developing in the Southwest and pushing into the Southern Plains with showers, thunderstorms and possible severe weather. There will be snow over the Rockies and Northern Plains with this. During the middle of the period this storm will be very strong bringing near blizzard-like conditions to the Northern Plains, heavy rainfall to the Great Lakes and severe weather to the Gulf Coast. The period will end with a frontal boundary pushing into the East Coast, strong high pressure pushing into the Northern Plains, and a tropical feature will be pushing towards Bermuda.
Green Energy Report for November 12, 2013:
Wave Energy: There will be moderate amounts of wave energy available along the entire East Coast and also the West Coast. Wave energy over the Gulf of Mexico will be extreme today.
Hydro Energy: There will be minor amounts of short term energy over the Pacific Northwest ahead of the frontal boundary. There will be some long term energy over Maine associated with some snow showers in the area.
Solar Energy: There will be ample amounts of solar energy from the Southeast US to the Gulf Coast and westward into the Plains and also the majority of the Southwest and Rockies. There will also be good amounts of energy over the West Coast outside of the Pacific Northwest.
Wind Energy: There will be ample amounts of wind energy along the Mississippi River Valley from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.
Weather and Your Wallet for Biloxi MS:
High pressure sliding into the region will bring partly cloudy skies to the area. Look for cold weather and very strong winds to develop this afternoon and through the evening creating a wind chill effect for the area.
Dining: This morning will be mild and enjoyable. This afternoon look for the gusty winds and cooler air to start filtering in. Expect this evening to be cold.
Transportation: There will be delays as the day goes on both on the roadways due to strong winds. At the airport the stronger winds will slow down operations for incoming and outgoing flights.
Shopping: Today will be a mild start to the shopping day, however by this afternoon and into the evening expect things to be windy and cold. Make sure to bundle up.
Electricity: There will be a moderate need for heating through the overnight hours tonight and into the early morning hours Wednesday. The forecast is for 14HDD’s.
Yard Work: This morning will be fine to get some yard work done. This afternoon the winds will start to pick up and this is going to push cold air into the region. Make sure that you get all of your sensitive plants and pipes covered up for tonight as the area will be experiencing a freeze.
Construction: Today as the day goes on outdoor crane operations or higher elevation jobs will become dangerous due to the very strong winds.
Outdoor Venues: This morning will be the best time to get out and enjoy any outdoor plans. By this afternoon the winds and cold air will start to filter into the region.