A spring-like pattern

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Main threats

No major threats in sight.

Summary

We’ll see our clouds increase as we go through the day. Clouds may thicken enough by this afternoon and evening to produce an isolated shower on the plateau. Temps will be very mild.

Mild temps will continue through the extended outlook, but that warm, moist flow from the Gulf will bring us off and on shower and storm chances. The good news is that no widespread severe threats are in sight at this point. That may change beyond the seven-day outlook above but we won’t worry about that just yet.

Rain showers should become rather numerous for Friday, with perhaps a rumble of thunder thrown in. Those chances drop significantly for our Saturday.

Another wave of moisture comes in on Sunday, bringing us more scattered showers and a rumble of thunder for both Sunday and Monday. Again, severe wx does not look to be a problem.

We’re back to some scattered spring-like showers for Tuesday before another sunny day greets us on Wednesday.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of snow, carrying the equivalent energy of 120 atom bombs.

Records

A three-day winter storm drops 64 inches of snow on Buckhorn Mountain, Colorado on this day in 1983. Now that’s a snow, folks! (ha)

On this day in 1804 a large tornado crossed six counties in Georgia, killing 11 people near Augusta.

An EF-5 tornado struck northern Birmingham, Alabama on this day in 1977. The same storm that produced that tornado also brought down Southern Airways Flight

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 83 (2007, 1999)

Yesterday’s record low: 22 (1992)

Today’s record high: 79 (2012, 1986)

Today’s record low: 23 (1987)

Today’s sunset: 7:04

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:19

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 43 mins 45 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 45 mins 59 secs

One year ago today

The high was only 56 degrees, after a frosty morning low of 32. Some precip fell but it only amounted to 0.06″.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: POOR

Moon phase: Waning Crescent, 1% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

Clouds will obscure any view of the night sky.

You all have a great day!

 

2 thoughts on “A spring-like pattern

  1. I’m just glad we’re going up in the temperatures !!! Chicago is a terrible place for Spring. I think we have 2 weeks of warm weather and then it’s cold again. I’m pretty sure it’s those darn lakes 😉 Happy Thursday

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