Baldwin’s Earth Day Wx Blog for Apr 22

Happy Earth Day!

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Weather Headlines

Unsettled weather returns tonight

A severe weather outbreak for the Southeast for Thursday (not including the plateau)

More frost possible Monday morning

Main threats

Thursday: A few strong storms are possible, with small hail and gusty winds (esp south of I-40).

Monday Morning: Scattered frost possible.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Clouds will be on the increase as we go through the day. That will lead us into some rain showers later tonight, along with breezy winds.

Thursday: Rain & storms, with some storms possibly being strong, especially south of I-40. Heavy rainfall is possible. Winds will be gusty through the day.

Friday: Partly cloudy during the day, with showers likely developing overnight.

Saturday: Showers and thundershowers.

Sunday – Monday: Partly cloudy, with only a slight chance for showers.

Tuesday: A better chance for showers, as an unsettled pattern continues.

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Strong to severe storms will be found today across portions of the southern plains and Lower Mississippi River Valley. All modes of severe weather will be possible. The threat pushes into the Deep South overnight. Meanwhile, more wintry precip can be found in the Northwest, as well as the Great Lakes Region into New York state and Pennsylvania.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 107 degrees at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low: 4 degrees at Peter Sinks, Utah

Difference of: 111 degrees

Records

On this day in 1966 it snowed 7.5 inches in Nashville! Can you imagine that?!

Weather Trivia 

Q: Earth Day is celebrating its ______th anniversary today.

a. 20th  b. 30th   c. 40th   d. 50th   e. 60th

(Answer at the end of the blog!)

NASA Knowledge

Check out this “Earth Day at Home” material brought to you by NASA! This is definitely something you want to bring the kids along for! Just follow the link:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/earthdayathome-with-nasa/

Long Range Outlook 

The period of April 27 through May 1 favors below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. The end of the month is looking cooler and drier.

Temperature

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Precipitation

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Baldwin’s View-of-the-Day

The International Space Station has a cupola that you can look out at the world on. What a view that must be and one that so many of us would give anything to see!

On this Earth Day, I thought I’d share a quote from Astronaut Tracy Caldwell, seen below, enjoying that perfect view. She speaks of what it’s like to look out that window.

“There’s nothing but space. That’s going to give you the ability to reflect back on this planet and actually be convinced that it is a planet, that it is enormous, that it is miraculous, and that it is worth preserving,” Caldwell said. “I spent a great deal of my time looking out the window in disbelief that I was there.”

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Weather News

Yet another severe weather outbreak is on tap for the Southeast tomorrow. Once again, powerful long-track tornadoes will threaten the region. If you know anyone who lives from Mississippi to South Carolina (including northern Florida) please make sure they know about this severe weather threat for tomorrow.

Answer to Trivia Question

A: (d) Earth Day is celebrating 50 years of bringing awareness to our planet’s health. Let’s ALL do whatever we can to protect this beautiful, God-given planet!

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You all have a great day!

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