Baldwin’s Blog for February 10

Flood Watch

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Weather Headlines

Heavy rains return this week.

Strong storms possible Wednesday, along with additional heavy rainfall.

We dry out at the end of the week, before another rain-maker arrives Sunday.

Main threats

Please be careful around any flood waters you may encounter. Also, remember to never drive across flooded roads, especially if that water is moving. It doesn’t take much to get you in trouble, or even end up in a life-threatening situation. Turn around, don’t drown. A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect through noon Tuesday (possible extensions of the watch coming after that).

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Strong to severe storms may threaten the plateau on Wednesday. Keep in mind that with soils so saturated, it doesn’t take very much wind to down trees. Prepare for possible power outages. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed the Cumberland Plateau in the SLIGHT RISK  for severe storms for Wednesday. I’ll keep a close eye on this!

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Summary

Look for a very rainy Monday. Also, be careful if you approach flooded areas. Those flood waters are nothing to mess around with.

Rain may taper off somewhat on Tuesday, before we gear up for another round of heavy rain on Wednesday. It now looks like the heaviest rain my come later in the day on Wednesday. I’ll update that timing as we get a bit closer. Strong to severe storms will also be possible.

By Thursday, rain tapers off yet again and temperatures take a tumble. We may end up with some snow flurries. I’ll watch that.

We should stay dry Friday and Saturday, before our next rain-maker arrives Sunday.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

A major winter storm in the Southeast produced a foot and a half of snow across parts of Georgia on this day in 1973. That same storm dropped up to two feet of snow across parts of South Carolina. A historic snowstorm, for sure!

The coldest day in Oklahoma state history occurred on this day in 2011. That was when Nowata, Oklahoma dropped to -31 degrees. The previous record was -27, recorded in both 1905 and 1930.

Monday Sun Day

The sun is a star and the most important one to our existence. But, it’s not alone. In fact, the sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. The sun is only 4.6 billion years old, with about another five billion years worth of life left in it.

NASA Knowledge

Last night, the solar orbiter successfully launched from Cape Canaveral. My heart was there, even if my body couldn’t be. They’ve had quite the NASA Social with this event and if I had it to do over I would have gone. I was accepted, but due to uncertainties with changes coming to my job I had to forego this trip. Mark my word, I’ll be back for another rocket launch sooner than later!

News

I’m at Baxter Primary School this morning talking to Kindergartners about changing seasons and the weather associated with them. I’ve got my Celestial Buddies with me and that should make this easy breezy, right? ha

Pictured below are my Celestial Buddies. I have little earth, sun, comet, and moon. How cool are these? ha

You all have a great day!

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