Baldwin’s Tuesday Wx Blog for Apr. 14

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Weather Headlines

Frost and freeze conditions possible again this week

Unsettled weather returns for the weekend

Main threats

TONIGHT: A FREEZE WATCH is in effect for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures are possible for several hours, as temps drop to 28-32 degrees. If clouds hold on longer for tonight, temps will stay in the low to mid 30s.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Frost and/or freeze conditions are possible yet again.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Tuesday: Breezy, with partly cloudy skies. Clouds should increase into the evening and some sprinkles or snow flurries are possible into the night. As skies clear again toward Wednesday morning, frost is possible.

Wednesday – Thursday: Partly cloudy and quite pleasant after frosty mornings.

Friday: Warmer, with increasing clouds. Showers develop overnight.

Saturday – Sunday: A chance for showers or thundershowers. Guidance is weak at this point in the forecast, so expect changes to this forecast.

Monday: Partly cloudy and mild.

Almanac

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Strong to severe storms are possible today across parts of Florida, while much colder air behind this system brings wintry weather as far south as the southern Appalachians. Another winter storm moves into the northwestern US, bringing lots of snow to the mountains and lighter snows to the valleys. Another round of light snow is possible for the Panhandle of Texas into Oklahoma, which is quite unusual for this time of year.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 99 degrees at Titusville, Florida (That’s where I stay when I go see rocket launches!)

Low: -15 at Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming

Records

A powerful tornado crossed the Mississippi River near St. Cloud, Minnesota on this day in 1886. Eleven people lost their lives when the twister suddenly moved in on a wedding party. As the powerful twister crossed the Mississippi River, witnesses said the bottom of the river could be seen, as the river’s water swirled into the sky. In all, the deadly twister claimed 74 lives on its 20-mile path.

Weather Trivia (New!) 

Approximately how many miles is the longest recorded track of a tornado in the U.S.?

a. 50 miles  b. 100 miles  c. 200 miles   d. 300 miles

Answer at the very end of the blog!

NASA Knowledge

NASA has reported that, “We received a critical piece of hardware for the second Artemis mission, which will be a crewed flight around the Moon.” 

The motor arrived for Orion‘s Launch Abort System! I’d definitely call that a critical piece of hardware! (ha) That motor will pull Orion from the rocket in the event of an anomaly during launch. We’re getting closer and closer to that Moon mission! 

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Long Range Outlook 

The period for April 19 through April 23 favors below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

Temperatures

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Precipitation

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Baldwin’s View-of-the-Day

This family lost their home and nearly everything in it during Sunday’s tornadoes in Mississippi. The tornado was nice enough to leave their pound cake, still covered and untouched, sitting on the kitchen counter. Tornadoes are weird, no doubt about that.

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Answer to Trivia Question

A: (C) is the correct answer. The longest path recorded of a tornado was 218 miles across the states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925. The twister is also the deadliest tornado in US history, killing 695 people.

You all have a great day!

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