Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I hope each and every one of you have the best Thanksgiving! I am so incredibly thankful for you and all the blog followers. You all make my day, every single day. Thank you.

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Weather Headlines

–A pleasant Thanksgiving Day!

–The next storm system moves in Friday night.

–Saturday & Saturday night will feature wind, rain, and some thunder

–Light snow looking likely Sunday night and Monday, with light accumulations possible

Main threats

Heavy downpours and gusty winds are expected Saturday night. Some of the winds could cause sporadic power outages.

Light snow Sunday night may create some slick driving conditions for Monday morning. Monitoring.

Summary

We just couldn’t ask for better Thanksgiving weather. That is something to be thankful for!

Black Friday is looking good, too. There will be more clouds around but I think the daylight hours will stay dry. That will change in the overnight hours.

Our next big storm system is poised to move in Friday night. That system will bring more gusty winds and rainfall to the plateau. I think we’ll all see one to two inches of rain from this storm.

Sunday is looking pretty good, though it will be breezy and cool. Clouds will thicken toward evening. Those clouds will begin producing light precipitation overnight and, with temps falling into the lower 30s, will lead to some light snow. As of now, it looks like we could see enough to cause some slick spots Monday morning. Thankfully, temps are expected to hover right around freezing, so much of the snow may stay clear of roadways and just whiten the landscape. I’ll keep an eye on it. We typically about an inch or two of snow from these scenarios.  It’s definitely something to watch. Keep in mind this is Thursday and we’re talking about Monday. A lot can change in a few days.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

New England was struggling to cope with a four-day ice storm on this day in 1921. This is the worst ice storm in New England history. Ice was, in many places, up to three inches thick. Travel and communication were made impossible. It was said that no one could even travel by foot. Nearly every tree was damaged or destroyed and every power line had to be redone. It was a disaster unlike anything New England had ever seen and they’ve not seen anything like it since.

Tropics

Hurricane season ends November 30. At that point, I’ll do a write-up that summarizes the 2019 hurricane season.

NASA Knowledge

We could be in for quite the celestial treat this evening! Not only will Jupiter and Venus be shining brightly on that western horizon after sunset, but now the crescent moon will join them! I’ll send out a reminder. It should be a very nice sight to see for our Thanksgiving evening.

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

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Thanksgiving Day

By: Lydia Maria Child

Over the river, and through the wood,
  To grandfather’s house we go;
       The horse knows the way
       To carry the sleigh
  Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood—
  Oh, how the wind does blow!
       It stings the toes
       And bites the nose
  As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
  To have a first-rate play.
       Hear the bells ring
       “Ting-a-ling-ding”,
  Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river, and through the wood
  Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
       Spring over the ground,
       Like a hunting-hound!
  For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river, and through the wood,
  And straight through the barn-yard gate.
       We seem to go
       Extremely slow,—
  It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood—
  Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
       Hurrah for the fun!
       Is the pudding done?
  Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!

 

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