Baldwin’s Stormy Saturday Wx Blog for Apr 25

Weekend Edition

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Weather Headlines

An unsettled weather pattern continues for the next week

Main threats

TODAY: Strong to severe storms are possible in the afternoon (1:00-6:00). Be weather aware. Please note that this isn’t a line we’ll be tracking, but isolated t-storms that will be forming throughout the afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has raised our threat level to SLIGHT RISK. Last night we were at MARGINAL RISK. Our chances for tornadoes has increased from 2% to 5%, though large hail and damaging straight-line winds are the primary threats today.

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My level of concern has increased a bit more from last night. If we get a lot of sunshine today my concern will increase. If we stay cloudy my concern will decrease. Hail will be a threat with any storm, as we have a lot of cold air aloft in the atmosphere today.

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: An unsettled day, with showers and storms. Some storms could be severe in the afternoon. Winds will be very breezy.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Monday: Patchy morning frost (if skies clear in time), followed by lots of sunshine! A nice day.

Tuesday: Clouds will be on the increase as we go through the day. Rain and storms develop overnight.

Wednesday: Rain and storms likely. Some storms could be strong.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers, especially in the morning. We should see the sun by afternoon.

Friday: Sunshine! A very nice day.


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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 101 degrees at Falcon Lake, Texas

Low: 9 degrees at Pikes Peak, Colorado

Difference of: 110 degrees

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

The greatest risk for severe storms will be found across Middle and East TN today. Large hail is the main threat, but isolated tornadoes are also possible in the afternoon. Elsewhere across the country, only light precip is expected.



The city of Nashville measured their latest snow on record on this day in 1910. A 1.5 inch snowfall fell on the city. Music City also fell to 32 degrees that day, giving them their latest freeze on record.

Weather Trivia 

Q: What percentage of all US tornadoes each year, on average, are the most powerful of all tornadoes, receiving a rating of F-5.

a. 2%   b. 6%   c. 9%    d. 20%    e. 25%

Answer to Trivia Question

A: (a) Thankfully, the most powerful of all tornadoes are also the rarest of all tornadoes.

You all have a great day!

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