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Big Story Weather – November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from November 14:

High pressure dominated most of the country with tranquil weather yesterday. The colder weather pushed into the East Coast, while the Plains began to warm back up.

Big Story Weather Discussion for November 15:

Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will push into the Atlantic today and a new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest bringing rain and snow to the region.

Surface Map 11PM: Low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will bring rain and snow to the region. This will also begin to push into the Northern Rockies.

Severe Weather: None forecasted.

Winter Weather: Multiple winter storm watches/warnings have been issued for the Cascades in Oregon and also Washington along with the Rockies over Idaho and parts of Montana and Wyoming for the arrival of potentially heavy snowfall.

Flooding: None forecasted.

Winds: There will be winds upwards to 30-40mph over most of Lake Michigan along with strong winds over the plains of Colorado and New Mexico where winds could gust to near 45mph.

72hr Westward Storm Watch: Storm 1 is now entering the Pacific Northwest and will bring rain and snow to the region. The next storm we are watching is moving into the Gulf of Alaska bringing heavy snow and strong winds to the region.

Today’s Spotlight Cities Forecast:

Baltimore MD: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 52F and overnight lows near 45F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches which will create a slight impact for the area. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 50F. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 63F and overnight lows near 60F. Monday partly cloudy with a high near 59F and overnight lows near 37F. Tuesday partly cloudy with a high near 45F and overnight lows near 28F.

Atlanta GA: Partly cloudy with a high near 52F and overnight lows near 50F. Saturday partly cloudy with a high near 61F and overnight lows near 55F. Sunday mostly cloudy with thunderstorms. High temps around 68F and overnight lows near 60F. Total rainfall around 0.50 inches along with slight impacts for the area. Monday partly cloudy with a high near 61F and overnight lows near 41F. Tuesday partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 36F.

Kansas City MO: Partly cloudy with a high near 54F and overnight lows near 50F. Saturday partly cloudy and breezy with winds near 45mph. High temps around 64F and overnight lows near 59F. Slight impacts due to the winds. Sunday partly cloudy and breezy again with winds near 40mph. High temps around 59F and overnight lows near 46F. Slight impacts due to the winds. Monday partly cloudy with a high near 50F and overnight lows near 37F. Tuesday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 45F and overnight lows near 40F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches creating a slight impact for the area.

Billings MT: Partly cloudy with a high near 50F and overnight lows near 39F. Saturday mostly cloudy with snow. High temps around 46F and overnight lows near 30F. Total snowfall around 1-3 inches creating slight impacts for the area. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 43F and overnight lows near 37F. Monday partly cloudy with a high near 45F and overnight lows near 40F. Tuesday partly cloudy with a high near 52F and overnight lows near 45F.

Portland OR: Mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 45F and overnight lows near 42F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches creating a slight impact for the area. Saturday mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 44F and overnight lows near 40F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches creating a slight impact for the area. Sunday partly cloudy with a high near 48F and overnight lows near40F. Monday, mostly cloudy with showers. High temps around 52F and overnight lows near 46F. Total rainfall around 0.25 inches creating a slight impact for the area. Tuesday partly cloudy with a high near 52F and overnight lows near 45F.

Ask The Weatherman for November 15, 2013:

Question: What do temperatures have to do with height in the troposphere?

Answer: The troposphere is the layer of the earth that we live in and has all of our weather. Another aspect of this layer is the temperatures. Under normal conditions the air temps will decrease with height through the layer, however if we have an inversion, then temperatures will actually get warmer with height. This is another key aspect for weather forecasting to know what is happening with our air temps with height because if we have warm air over cold air then we have a stable atmosphere. However, if we have cold over warm then we have an unstable atmosphere.

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November 15, 2013 Storm Tracker Update:

SST Analysis: The light gray shaded area is representing where the ice boundaries are. Right now the Northern Hemisphere ice shield extends southward into parts of Greenland. We can also see the warmer waters pushing across the Pacific towards Hawaii. This will be the region we have to watch for our ENSO phase.

Eastern Pacific Ocean: Low pressure moving into Canada will bring rain and snow to the region. Low pressure moving towards the Gulf of Alaska will bring heavy snowfall to Alaska.

Atlantic Ocean: Low pressure near Greenland will bring rain and snow to the region. Low pressure moving through Eastern Europe will bring showers to the region and higher elevation snows.

Western Pacific: Low pressure over Japan will bring snow showers to Northern Japan.

Indian Ocean: Low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is being watched for possible tropical development.

Southern Hemisphere: There are multiple areas of low pressure moving through the basin. Impacts will be felt over Argentina with showers and some thunderstorms. There will also be impacts over South Africa with showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds. Another area of low pressure will move towards Australia this weekend.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 15, 2013:

Day 1-3: High pressure along the Eastern Seaboard will make for a nice day along the East Coast and into the Southeast and Gulf Coast. There will be a few afternoon showers over portions of Florida and the Southeast associated with daytime heating. Partly cloudy skies will dominate the weather from the Plains to the Great Lakes as well. The Southwest will enjoy a warm and dry day. The Pacific Northwest will start to see showers on the increase along with higher elevation snows as the next storm system moves into the region. Day two the storm system will move into the Plains and Great Lakes bringing showers to the region. Snowfall will still be over the Rockies. Some strong thunderstorms will also be possible from Ohio to the Gulf Coast. Severe weather should be limited. The period will finish with the storm system moving into Southeast Canada. This will bring snow and rain to the lakes and some thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast.

Day 4-7: High pressure will slide into the Mid-Mississippi River Valley bringing partly cloudy skies to the Plains, into the East Coast along with the Gulf Coast. A new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest. Day five high pressure will dominate most of the country. Day six a new storm system will take shape over the Southern Plains. This will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains and also the Gulf Coast. High pressure will dominate both coasts. The period will finish with showers extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. There may be a few thunderstorms as well over the Gulf Coast.

Day 8-12: The period will start with low pressure over the Northeast bringing showers all the way along the Eastern US. This will extend back into the Gulf Coast as well where another low may possibly start to develop bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure will dominate the weather over the Plains, while a new storm system enters the Pacific Northwest. Day ten there will be high pressure over Southeast Canada. A Gulf Low will be moving up the Southeast Coast bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the Carolinas and Florida. Low pressure will also be moving across the Pacific Northwest into the Northern Rockies with rain and snow for the region. Day eleven the strong storm system will move up the East Coast bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Long Range Outlook: The period will start with low pressure pushing away from the Northeast bringing some rain and snow from Boston northward. High pressure will dominate the Southeast. A new storm system will be pushing over the Northern Rockies bringing more rain and snow to the region. This will extend into the Northern Plains. The middle of the period will have snowfall over the Northern Rockies and into the Northern Plains. The period will end with another strong storm system moving into the Western US. This will bring rain and snow to the region. Some heavy snowfall will be possible as well.

Green Energy Report for November 15, 2013:

Wave Energy: There will be moderate amounts of energy along the entire East Coast into the Gulf Coast. The Southwest will see moderate amounts as well. The Pacific Northwest will see moderate to high amounts of energy ahead of the next storm system.

Hydro Energy: The Pacific Northwest will see both short term and long term energy today.

Solar Energy: Energy will be ample from the Southwest to the Plains and into the Northeast along with the Southeast.

Wind Energy: The strongest wind energy today will be over Lake Michigan and also the Northwest ahead of the next storm system along with the Southwest near the surface low.

Weather and Your Wallet for Biloxi MS:

Return flow around the high will establish itself today over the region. This will allow for southeasterly winds and warmer air to move into the region.

Dining: This afternoon and evening will be a great time to get out and enjoy an outdoor meal.

Transportation: There will be no issues on the major roads or at the airport today.

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

Electricity: There will be a small window this afternoon for some cooling as temps rise to around 72F. The forecast is for around 3CDD’s for the day.

Yard Work: No major issues with yard work today. A nice day to get out and cut the lawn or rake the leaves.

Construction: Today will be a nice day for those outdoor projects to get done.

Outdoor Venues: This afternoon and evening will provide great weather for taking a walk along the boardwalk.


Source: redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

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