No major threats to talk about.
Both the weather and the politics look good for Cumberland County today! I’ve been flooded with congratulations this morning and it’s all so incredibly humbling. Thank you all so much. I’m working on a Facebook page for Commissioner Baldwin and I’ll be publishing that today. Be sure and check that out. I plan to continue business-as-usual so to speak, on the weather side of things and keeping my politics on my new Facebook page, created especially for those matters. And, of course, this blog will always be devoted to weather (no politics).
Speaking of the weather, today and tomorrow are looking pretty good now. Rain is currently covering the Smoky Mountains and the eastern third of the U.S. but that is moving away. Drier air is moving in behind this system and we may squeeze out a good day both today and tomorrow. We still can’t rule out an shower or storm during the afternoon, so be aware of that.
By Sunday, the pattern changes back to above normal precipitation chances. That threat of showers and storms looks to be with us through next week. At this time, I’m not seeing any clear signs of any severe weather, but I’ll keep you posted on that. I will mention that areas to our west are being highlighted for possible flooding the middle of next week, so I’ll keep an eye on that.
One thing is for certain, we sure can’t say this has been a hot and dry summer! All this unsettled weather has really kept temps down and precip up. The extended outlooks show this trend staying with us.
There’s not much to say here, except that I’ll keep an eye on next week’s weather and keep you posted on any storm or flood threats that may come our way.
On this day in 1988, thunderstorms developed along a slow-moving cold front and produced severe weather across the Plains and Great Lakes regions. At Fort Collins, Colorado a severe thunderstorm produced marble-sized hail and wind gusts to 74 mph. That’s quite the storm, right? It gets a little worse for the 16 people who were listed as injuries from the storm.
How did they get injured by marble-sized hail in 74 mph winds? Well, as the storm approached, a nearby lightning strike set off the fire alarm in their building in Fort Collins. Following protocol, they evacuated their office building. Unfortunately, they were accidentally locked out of their building. Then, the storm blew in with full force, catching them locked outside with no cover from the storm.
I hope you all have a great Friday. If you’re having a rough day just keep in mind that things could always be worse. You could be locked outside your building in a hailstorm. Yeah, that’d be pretty darn bad!