A nice stretch of wx and a St. Jude update

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Main threats

There are no significant threats in sight.

Summary

We are on a nice stretch of weather. The clouds are being a bit pesky about moving out this morning but they should clear out before lunch time. Once that sun comes out, it will be with us through most of the day Friday.

Rain and storms move back in on Saturday. Right now, it looks like most of that rain will hold off until after noon. Stay tuned, though, as that timing will likely be adjusted.

The good news is that the storms look like they will stay below severe limits. Sure, we could see a strong storm or two but this is not looking like a widespread severe weather threat.

After some showers clear out on Sunday, we should be back on another good weather streak, although it will be quite chilly for a couple of days.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The United States has more tornadoes than any other county in the world, averaging 1,200 touchdowns a year. Many weaker tornadoes likely go unconfirmed, as they do little damage, especially across the open prairie of the Plains.

Records

Parts of central and northern Georgia had their worst ice and snowstorm in nearly 40 years on this day in 1971. Two-day power outages ruined two million eggs at chicken hatcheries. Two people died when a tree limb succumbed to the burden of ice and fell on a car.

Speaking of ice….it didn’t feel much like spring on this day in 1954 in Allaket, Alaska. The temperature dipped to 69 degrees below zero that morning! If Alaska had their own Easter Bunny he froze to death that year, right? 😮  (Ignore that last sentence, kids)

Almanac

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Record high: 80 (2007)

Record low: 11 (1955)

Today’s sunset: 6:57

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:32

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 23 mins 22 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 25 mins 38 secs

One year ago today

The high was 51 degrees and the low was 44. No precipitation fell and winds were generally out of the southeast. The highest wind gust was 27 mph.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: EXCELLENT

Moon phase: Waning Gibbous, 67% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

We are in for quiet the planetary treat if you get up just before sunrise! You will see a vibrant Venus, rising up each morning the rest of this month. You will also see a bright Saturn and Jupiter. This is all in the pre-dawn sky. A treat for the early worms!

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News

More money came in last night and we have now raised a total of $2,137 for St. Jude!!! This just keeps getting more impressive. I hope you all get as excited as I do to see these donations coming in! With all the bad news in the world, it sure is nice to see some REALLY good news!

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You all have a wonderful day!

To give to the St. Jude fundraiser, please follow this link:

https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=97508&px=4948061&pg=personal

THANK YOU! Race day is April 27th!

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