Baldwin’s Wx Blog for Thurs., March 19

Unsettled weather continues

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Weather Headlines

Shower and storms will accompany a cold front on Friday

Frost likely Sunday morning

More rain for next week

Main threats

Some storms could be a bit strong Friday, with heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

Frost is possible Sunday morning. Protect those tender plants that may be budding.

Summary

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today, though we will certainly see a peak or three of sun from time to time. That will send temps soaring into the mid 70s. We will run the risk of a shower. In the warm and unstable afternoon hours we could see a t-shower pop up but that risk is small.

That risk for rain and storms increases dramatically for Friday, as a strong cold front moves through the region. Heavy downpours and gusty winds will accompany the stronger storms.

Then, Saturday is looking nice. You may want to get out to the parks or out in the woods and do some hiking. It’s looking like a good day for that! Maybe even cookout on the grill?

Then, rain showers try to return by Sunday afternoon. That wetter pattern looks to stick around through at least the middle of next week.

If only that virus didn’t like rain we’d have it made, right?

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Strong to severe storms and flash flooding are the weather headlines across much of the middle of the country today. In the colder air to the north, that rain turns to snow…and lots of it! Blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect from eastern Wyoming to central Nebraska. New England is also cold enough for wintry precip, which will affect travel somewhat today.

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Records

On this day in 1996 the city of Nashville recorded 8.7 inches of snow. We may not get snow very often in March, but when we do they’re usually big ones!

On this day in 2003 Denver was slammed by their second biggest snowstorm in the city’s history. Two and a half feet of wet snow fell on the city, shutting everything down. That month would end as Denver’s snowiest March on record.

Thirsty Thursday

One gallon of ocean water contains about one cup of salt. That varies by ocean, but that’s the general rule of thumb. The Atlantic Ocean, for instance, is a bit saltier than the Pacific. Most of the ocean’s salt is very similar to what we put in our food. The saltiest water in the world is found in a small lake called Don Juan Pond in Antarctica.

NASA News

NASA is now accepting media accreditation to observe the rocket launch that will send astronauts to the International Space Station from the US this May! I will certainly be applying! This will be the first time we’ve sent astronauts into space from American soil since 2011.

News

On Monday, weatherTAP got a shout-out from The Weather Channel’s Jen Carfagno. Pretty cool, right?

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You all have a great day!

 

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