More off-and-on storms

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Main threats

THURSDAY: Strong to severe storms, along with heavy rainfall, are possible.

Summary

It won’t rain all the time, but you certainly need to keep the rain gear handy over the next several days.

As of now, Wednesday is looking a bit drier than it was yesterday, though we should still see some showers and storms across the plateau. We’ll be watching as a powerful storm system gathers strength to our west tomorrow and threatens us on Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center is warning of a line of strong to severe storms that may make its way into our region. That may occur during the morning hours, but timing is questionable at this point. I’ll keep monitoring it.

Friday looks like the drier of the days on the 7-day outlook above. Don’t get too excited, because it looks like we’ll pay for it on Saturday. Models are showing a complex of showers and storms, some of which may be strong, moving in here for Saturday morning. I’ll keep an eye on that too.

We drop back down to isolated rain and storm chances for Sunday, before cranking up the chances once again for Monday. This wet pattern looks to be with us through the end of June.

Remember last month when you complained about the dry weather? Ma Nature does. (ha)

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Sometimes hurricanes intensify inland. That’s right, sometimes they can strengthen even after moving off the water. This is called the “brown ocean effect”. Hurricane Andrew strengthened from cat 4 to a cat 5 after moving inland. The storm did this as it moved over the very warm, swampy everglades. So long as a hurricane has the same heat and humidity over land as it did over water, along with a flat, rather frictionless surface, the storm can maintain its momentum and even grow stronger.

Records

On this day in 1958 a severe hailstorm, with stones measuring as big as four inches in diameter, swept across parts of Montana, killing livestock along it’s 35-mile long path of destruction.

It was before satellite, so we’ll never for sure, but it’s believed that on this day in 1875 a rather fierce hurricane  swept up the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. It’s a bit early in the year for storms, especially that far north, but it can happen on rare occasions!

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 89 (2018, 2015)

Yesterday’s record low: 47 (1974)

Today’s record high: 91 (1962)

Today’s record low: 46 (1974)

Today’s sunset: 7:59

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:23

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 36 mins 05 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 36 mins 10 secs

One year ago today

The high was a very warm 88 degrees, after a morning low of 66. No rain fell.

News

It’s now less than a week until the Falcon Heavy launch! I sure hope it stays on schedule.  Make sure you tell any space nerd you know to follow me here and on social media!

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