An interesting system to end our week

today

Weather Headlines

–A beautiful start to our work-week

–Another storm system to bring a chance for both rain and snow to the plateau Thursday and Friday

–At this time, the weekend is looking nice but chilly

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is expected. If we get wintry precip Friday, it should stay light enough to prevent problems. I’ll keep an eye on that.

Summary

We couldn’t ask for a better start to our week, as far as weather goes. Look for lots of sunshine. The nights will be mostly clear, offering great viewing opportunities of that night sky.

The next system of consequence will move in either late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. That system will bring some rain to the plateau. We should all get a pretty good soaking of a half inch to an inch. Then, as colder air moves in late Thursday night, there should be enough precip left over to give us some snow flakes. At this time, I don’t expect any accumulation but I’ll certainly keep an eye on it.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

Today is the anniversary of the great Vermont flood of 1927. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountains with up to 15 inches of rain. The higher-elevation flooding caused valley rivers to rage. By the end of the flood, 200 lives had been lost and 40 million dollars in damages. At one point, downtown Montpelier had 10 feet of water in the streets.

Tropics

All is quiet. Hurricane season ends on November 30th.

Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD

Deluge

A severe flood.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Higher elevations are especially vulnerable to a deluge. The mountainous topography forces air to rise, leading to cloud growth and precipitation. Folks in the valley areas have to be especially vigilant when flooding is possible in the higher terrain. Streams can rise rapidly, catching hikers, etc off guard.

NASA Knowledge

Well, I am dog tired from my NASA trip (ha). It was all worth it though. I still need to go through ALL my pictures and pic out the best ones to share. I have a lot to tell, too. Just stay tuned for that!

The cargo load is docking with the International Space Station this morning. What a treat it must be to get a new load of supplies, experiments, and food.

Speaking of food, the oven on board has garnered more attention than just about anything else that has been done with the ISS. That is likely because so many of us can relate to oven-baked cookies.

More information about the oven can be found here https://q13fox.com/2019/10/31/3-2-1-cookoff-astronauts-to-bake-cookies-with-new-test-oven/

News

There’s not a whole lot to report this morning. The country, as a whole, is quite. That will change as we go through the week.

Keep in mind that the MASTER a Science class for kids is November 14 at 4:30 at Roane State. You must be registered to attend. At this time, the class is full but you can email me to be put on a waiting list (mark@weathertap.com).

You all have a great day!

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