A colder pattern evolving

today

Weather Headlines

–A couple more beautiful days in store for us

–The next storm system arrives Thursday, bringing more rain showers

–Rain showers may end as snow flurries late Thursday night/Friday morning

–A very cold pattern evolves for next week, bringing more chances for flurries (monitoring)

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is expected.

Summary

We’ll see two more beautiful days before our next storm system arrives. That system will bring us rain chances. That rain could end as some rain/snow mix or even flurries by Friday morning. No travel issues are expected.

The weekend continues to look nice, though it will be chilly.

Another cold front arrives Monday, bringing even more cold air and the chance for some flurries.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

Severe thunderstorms pushed across Tennessee on this day in 1988.  A wind gust of 64 mph was recorded in Knoxville.

Unusually hot and dry air led to incredible Santa Ana fires in southern California on this day in 1961. At one point, the relative humidity in Burbank was only three percent! Fires destroyed many homes.

Tropics

Insert snoring noise.

Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD

Ball Lightning

A rarely seen form of lightning, generally consisting of an orange or reddish ball on the order of a few centimeters to nearly a foot in diameter. It may move up to a yard in distance, with a lifetime of a second or two (though others have moved farther and lasted longer).

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Some of the most common sightings of ball lightning have been on planes. Some passengers have observed the balls of lightning moving down the aisle of the plane, varying in intensity as it does so.

We still do not understand how ball lightning occurs.

NASA Knowledge

Yesterday, in White Sands, New Mexico, Boeing completed a pad-abort test for its Starliner commercial crew capsule. The system is designed to protect astronauts should an abort become necessary during launch. The system would propel the astronauts away from the incident, keeping them safe. Yesterday’s test appears to have gone very well. This test gets us even closer to sending astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil. We haven’t seen that happen since 2011.

Also, the Northrup Grummans’ Cygnus spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS, delivering 8,200 pounds of research, supplies, and hardware. This is the rocket launch I saw happen Saturday morning at Wallops.

Also, check out what my CEO, Adam Strachn, brought me this morning. Pretty sweet, right?

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News

Still pretty quite but that will change soon.

You all have a great day!

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