Awaiting our next rain maker

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Weather Headlines

–Rain and storms return Tuesday and Wednesday.

–More seasonal temps return for the end of the week

–Another rain-maker arrives for the weekend

Main threats

Storms on Tuesday could produce marginally severe hail (around one inch in diameter). Storms could also produce gusty winds to 50+ mph. Any storm that does get on the strong side should be very isolated in nature.

Summary

We’ll see the chance for a sprinkle or very light shower for our Monday (mainly in the morning). Otherwise, skies should be mostly cloudy.

The next big system arrives tonight and tomorrow. Rain and storms should overspread the area. An isolated storm or two could be capable of producing marginally severe hail that could be up to one inch in diameter. Gusty winds could also accompany the storms. The Storm Prediction Center has our area in the marginal risk for severe storms, which is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.

Rain and thunder should continue for Wednesday.

Thursday looks pretty good, before our next system moves in as early as Friday. This storm system will have a cold front with it that will finally bring us back to the reality of winter by Saturday night.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

A devastating blizzard struck the state of Kansas on this day in 1886. The storm was a complete surprise. An estimated 80% of the state’s cattle were killed.

On this day in 1886 the temperature at Fort Keough, Montana (near Miles City) plunged to 65 degrees below zero. This stood as the record low temperature for the continental U.S. for 66 years.

Monday Sun Day

The sun is nearly 93 million miles away from the Earth. Because of this great distance, it takes light from the sun about eight minutes and 20 seconds to reach our planet. So, if the sun went out right now, we would still have light for a little over eight minutes.

No worries, though. According to calculations, the sun should be able to shine for at least another two billion years.

NASA Knowledge

Today is travel day!!! I am currently en route to Wallops Island for my NASA Social. I’ll have more info later on!

Remember, this is the mission to study East Coast winter storms with planes, much like hurricane hunters investigate hurricanes with planes. We get to tour the aircraft, meet with pilots and crew, and learn all about this incredible project. Missions like this haven’t been conducted in 30 years!

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Not available today.

You all have a great day and wish me safe travels!

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