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November 8, 2012

Big Story Weather – November 8, 2012

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

Big Story Weather from November 7: Low pressure moving along the East Coast brought more headaches to the region as they are still trying to recover from Sandy. They are now dealing with new power outages due to the high winds near 50mph along with cold air which created some significant snowfall totals along the coast from New York northward into Boston. The West Coast was dealing with some nice warm weather while the Southeast and Gulf Coast felt a touch of winter in the air with overnight lows dropping into the 30’s all the way to the coast with frost and freezing conditions in the Tennessee River Valley.

Weather Outlook for November 8: Low pressure will be exiting the Northeast allowing for clearing skies. High pressure over the Southeast and Gulf Coast region will bring clear skies and colder than average temps. Conditions will be warming over the Plains section ahead of the next frontal system. Low pressure moving into Nevada is going to become a potent storm system that will bring snow to the mountains and also valley rains over the next 24-36 hours as it slowly advances towards the Rockies and then this weekend into the Plains. Below is the weather for a few select cities.

Baltimore MD: (Partly Cloudy: 47F) | Dallas TX: (Partly Cloudy: 76F) | Rapid City SD: (Partly Cloudy: 48F) | Billings MT: (Mostly Cloudy with light Snow: 37F) | Portland OR: (Partly Cloudy: 53F)

International Weather Outlook for November 8: Low pressure will push east of Japan brining partly cloudy skies. This will extend back to the west into the Koreas. A weak upper level trough will move through Eastern China brining a few scattered showers. The monsoonal trough will be strong over Southeast Asia bringing plenty of rain to the region. High pressure will be influencing the weather over the Middle East with mostly sunny skies and warm weather. Low pressure moving across the Eastern Atlantic will bring mostly cloudy skies and showers to England and southward into Spain and France. An area of low pressure will move south of the southern tip of South America bringing plenty of rain to the region. High pressure over Southwest Australia will bring partly cloudy skies to the majority of the country. Here is the forecast for a few select international cities.

Seoul South Korea: Partly Cloudy with a low near 5C.

Hong Kong China: Partly Cloudy with a few showers and a low near 17C.

New Delhi India: Thunderstorms and a low near 23C.

Perth Australia: Partly Cloudy with a low near 16C.

November 8, 2012 Storm Tracker Update:

Atlantic Basin: The strong low pressure system that was impacting the Northeast United States is now moving off to the Northeast. Another area of low pressure is in the South Central Atlantic slowly drifting westward but should be no impact to land over the next 36hrs.

Eastern Pacific: All is quiet in this region.

Gulf of Alaska: Low pressure is beginning to move in from the Southwest which will bring cloudy skies and showers to the coast of Alaska over the next 24-36hrs.

Central Pacific: All is quiet in this region.

Western Pacific: A strong area of low pressure is now to the northeast of Japan slowly drifting along in the Northern Pacific away from land but should start pushing towards Alaska over the next week.

South Indian Ocean: Two areas of concern exist along the monsoonal trough over India bringing enhanced rainfall to the region.

Southern Hemisphere: A quiet morning across this region.

ENSO Watch (Neutral Phase): We are still watching for the setup of El-Nino, however indications are now favoring that if it does develop it will be a weak El-Nino.

Five Day Storm Index Outlook for November 8-12:

Baltimore MD: A few lingering low clouds along with a few isolated showers may create slight impacts today. After that expect to see the next five days impact free.

Dallas TX: The warm weather has provides this region with no impacts, however around the 11th there is a chance of seeing some moderate impacts in the way of strong to severe thunderstorms and then the 12th a few lingering showers will move through the region.

Rapid City SD: The period will start out with no impacts, however by the 10th the region will start to  see rain which will create a moderate impact and the 11th the mixing in of snow which may be heavy will continue the moderate impact and the 12th the impacts will fall back to slight with the lingering snow showers in the region.

Billings MT: Today the region will see rain mixing in with snow creating moderate impacts and then the 9th and 10th a mix of light rain and snow will keep this area into a slight impact zone by the 11th everything should return to no impacts.

Portland OR: A few showers over the next couple of days will create some slight impacts then a break on the 10th followed by another round of showers brining back a slight impact for the remainder of the period.

Climate Watch for November 3-7:

Baltimore MD: Temps started the period about 10-13 degrees below average and then fell even further to around 15-16 degrees below average. A well below average week for the area.

Dallas TX: Temps started the period about 3-8 degrees above average and then stayed around 3-6 degrees above average for the entire period.

Rapid City SD: Temps started about 1-5 degrees above average and then further warmed to around 24 degrees above average as a strong area of high pressure dominated the weather in this region.

Billings MT: Temps started about 10 degrees above average and further warmed to around 11-21 degrees above average for the remainder of the period.

Portland OR: Temps started about 6-10 degrees above average and then further warmed to around 8-13 degrees before slightly falling to around 2-3 degrees above average for the end of the period.

Major Weather Impacts Discussion for November 8, 2012:

Day 1-3: Lingering showers associated with the low pressure along the Northeast coast will impact places like Maine and Boston. High pressure over the Southern Plains will create partly cloudy skies and nice weather throughout the center of the United States. Another area of low pressure is beginning to push towards the Rockies and will be the next big weather feature. The end of this period will have the low pressure moving through the Northern Plains on the eastern side of this system. We will see some moderate rains and on the back side there will be some heavier snows. Also along the southern portion of the front there will be some strong to severe storms.

Day 4-7: The period will start with the frontal boundary moving through the Gulf Coast bringing some strong to severe storms to the region and also moderate rains northward into the Ohio River Valley. Along with that expect to see some snow in the Great Lakes region. The period will end with the frontal boundary moving into the East Coast. High pressure will build back into the middle of the United States extending into the Gulf Coast region. A weaker frontal boundary will begin to develop back over the Pacific Northwest.

Day 8-12: This period will start with high pressure over the Northeast while another frontal boundary will begin to take shape over the Southwest portion of the United States. Towards the middle of this period the low pressure will rapidly deepen and move into the Midwest bringing showers and another round of severe weather to the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Another potent low pressure system will begin to move on shore over the Pacific Northwest. The period will finish with a low pressure over the Northeast along with high pressure building in over the Southeast. That potent storm system will slowly move towards the Rockies.

Day 13-15: The period will begin with high pressure along the Eastern Seaboard. A weak area of low pressure will begin to develop over the Plains section and a smaller ridge will build in over the Southwest and another area of low pressure will begin to push on shore. High pressure will build in over the Southwest while a strong potent low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes bringing areas of snowfall and strong to severe storms all the way from the Midwest southward into the Gulf Coast region. Another frontal boundary will make its way onshore over the Pacific Northwest.

Today’s Spotlight Forecast is for Biloxi MS:

Thursday: Partly Cloudy and cool with a high near 70F. Winds from the Northeast around 5-10mph. Overnight lows drop to around 41F.

Friday: Partly Cloudy and cool with a high near 70F. Winds from the Southeast around 5-10mph will lead to a warmer evening as temps will fall to around 46F.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy and mild as high temps climb to near 75F. Winds will increase from the Southeast around 8-13mph as low temps fall to around 62F.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy and warmer with a high near 76F. Winds from the Southwest around 12-17mph. Overnight lows fall to around 64F.

Monday: Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. High temps will rise to around 77F and overnight lows will fall back into the upper 50’s with winds out of the Southwest around 12-17mph.

Ask The Weatherman for November 8:

Question: Why do my bones hurt when high pressure is outside?

Answer: High pressure exerts an extra force down towards the surface. This extra force adds up and people can experience pain as their bones begin to ache and the pains pile up.

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Green Energy Weather Report for November 8:

Wave Energy: A low pressure that just started to move onshore over the West Coast will bring some larger waves over the Southwestern portion of California. We will also see larger waves over the Northeast in association with the low getting ready to move out of the region.

Solar Energy: High pressure over the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast will lead this area to being a strong region of solar energy for today.

Wind Energy: Strong winds moving out of the Southwest ahead of the next frontal system will bring strong winds over the Southwest United States. Some Northeast regions will see some strong northwest winds behind the cold front that is moving off the coast later today.

Hydro-Energy: The frontal boundary moving across the Northwest will bring some abundant hydro energy capabilities to the rivers in the Pacific Northwest and also the inner mountain west of Wyoming and Montana and parts of Idaho.

November 8 Weather and Your Wallet (Rapid City SD):

Dining:  Might want to grab a cup of hot cocoa or coffee to begin the morning as it will be chilly.

Transportation: No issues along the highways. Public transportation would be a good alternative for saving some money today as the roads will be dry.

Shopping: A nice day to go shopping but if you are heading out this morning dress warmly and also again this evening as temps drop.

Electricity: A cold morning followed by a nice afternoon will make for some great weather to open the windows this afternoon. However, be ready this evening as temps will fall quickly once the sun sets leading the region to around 21.5 HDD degrees today.

Agriculture: A good day to get that outdoor work done through the early afternoon time frame.

Construction: No major impacts for construction projects today as the weather will be very nice, although temps may be cool this morning and evening. So if you’re working in the construction business make sure to dress warmly for those long hours in the cold.

Outdoor Venues: This morning and tonight you will want to have your winter jacket on if you are taking the critters for a walk in the park tonight.

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