Baldwin’s Wx Blog for Tues., Feb. 25

Rain and Snow Chances

Today

Weather Headlines

Rain showers return Wednesday

Snow showers Wednesday night (accumulation of 1″ or less)

Chance snow Friday and Friday night (accumulation 1″ or less)

Main threats

Any snow that falls Wednesday night could cause some slick spots on area roads. Be careful if you’re out and about.

Another round of snow showers may cause some slick driving conditions Friday and Friday night (possibly into Saturday morning).

Summary

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today, though there will be a peak of sun from time to time. Those peaks of sun should help us warm to 60 degrees by this afternoon. Enjoy it!

Tonight, rain showers develop and those will stick with us through at least the morning hours of Wednesday. As cold air moves in overnight, snow showers will develop across the plateau, with up to one inch of snow accumulation.

For Thursday, skies will likely be slow to clear out (if they even do).

Then, another disturbance passes through, bringing another round of snow showers for some of us on Friday and into that night. Again, accumulations look light, with one inch or less expected across the plateau.

As of now, Sunday looks pretty good, before another rain-maker arrives Monday. Next week is looking very, very wet. Stay tuned for updates on that. If current guidance verifies, we could be looking at more flooding next week.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

It will be a windy day in southern California, where wind advisories are in place. Red flag warnings for fire danger are in effect for southern New Mexico. Winter weather advisories cover the central plains, as well as northern Missouri and Illinois. Winter storm watches extend from northern Indiana to New England. Dense fog plagues southern Mississippi this morning.

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Records

Wind gusts to 100 mph across parts of eastern New Mexico and western Texas, Kansas and Colorado in previous days led to unusually high amounts of dust in the Southeast on this day in 1977. A very dry and windy pattern across the plains led to high amounts of dust being carried eastward, which affected visibilities across the Southeast all the way to Virginia.

Twister Tuesday

The deadliest tornado in US history left a 219-mile path of destruction across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. This is known as the Tri-State tornado. The storm occurred on March 18, 1925. At least 695 people lost their lives to that twister. This is the longest track for a tornado ever recorded in the world.

This tornado was part of a larger outbreak of tornadoes that included a dozen other unusually long-track tornadoes.

At maximum intensity, the Tri-State tornado raged to F-5 strength, obliterating everything in it’s path at times.

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NASA Knowledge

I still can’t believe I was selected for Artemis day by this NASA Social! What an exciting event this will be to cover! Stay tuned for more details.

News

Last night’s MASTER science class went so very well! I think this was one of  the best classes yet. We drew the structure of a volcano on our little dry erase boards. We then made our own volcanoes with playdough, baking soda, and vinegar. It was a fun lesson and I think the kids learned more than they thought they would (ha).

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You all have a great day!

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