Baldwin’s Wx Blog for Mon., March 16

A wet pattern

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Weather Headlines

Above-normal precip expected this week

Strong storms possible Thursday night/Friday (monitoring closely)

Frost conditions likely by Sunday morning

Main threats

Strong to possibly severe storms are possible Thursday night and Friday. I’ll keep a close eye on it.

Frost is likely by Sunday morning. Keep that in mind if you have tender plants sprouting.

Summary

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today, with a shower or three across the plateau by this afternoon and evening. Rainfall amounts look like.

More showers are expected tonight and Tuesday. Again, total rainfall amounts will be on the light side.

By Wednesday, another disturbance could bring some afternoon thunder. Severe storms are not expected but a few of the storms could produce some heavier downpours and gusty winds.

On Thursday, the atmosphere will begin charging up for some strong to severe storms Thursday night and/or Friday. The culprit is a strong cold front that will be moving through. We always have to watch these fronts closely this time of year.

Behind that front, much cooler air moves in, setting the stage for frost (maybe freeze?) conditions by Sunday morning.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Showers will be abundant across the eastern US today, with that precip become a bit wintry in the northern regions. Meanwhile, a winter storm is affecting the West Coast, with mountain snow and valley rains.

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Records

On this day in 1942 two tornadoes stuck Baldwyn, Mississippi. The tornadoes were only 24 minutes apart. The tornadoes claimed 65 lives.

Monday Sun Day

If the sun were as tall as a typical front door, Earth would be about the size of a nickel.

NASA News

Did you know you are made of stardust? It’s true! Hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen are the elements that form the stars….and you! The next time you gaze at the stars be sure and remember that the same material that made them, also made you.

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News

Some of you probably saw my Facebook post but I’ll say it again here, due to Roane State closing it’s campus I am having to cancel this month’s MASTER science class for kids.

You all have a great day!

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