Baldwin’s Sunday Story Wx Blog for June 14th

48-Hour Weather

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Threats

Although any storm that develops from today through this week will be isolated and short-lived, any one of those storms could pack a punch, with gusty winds, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall. Again, these will be isolated and short-lived but potent while they last, wherever they are.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. Most of us stay dry.

Monday: Partly cloudy and pleasant

Tuesday – Saturday: Partly cloudy with only a slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm. Most of us stay dry this week.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

While one or two of your fields are liable to get week from today through this week, a great many of us will stay bone dry. Just keep that threat for an afternoon/evening shower or storm in the back of your mind. Also, if you see dark clouds get off the hay field. That’s no place to be with lightning around. Remember, if you’re close enough to hear thunder you are close enough to be struck.

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Almanac

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 109 at Coolidge and Eloy, Arizona

Low: 21 at Bodie State Park, California

Tropics

No activity is anticipated for the next five days.

Today’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms are expected across the northern plains today. Meanwhile, the fire danger remains elevated across the Southwest.

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Tomorrow’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quiet day.

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Tuesday’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall may threaten the Carolina coastline.

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Records

On this day in 1903 a flash flood developed in the mountains of western Oregon. A 20-foot wall of water rushed down Willow Creek with no warning. One-third of the town of Heppner was swept away in a matter of minutes, taking the lives of 236 of the town’s residents. This is one of the worst flash flood disasters in US history.

Sunday Story

Many of us have our gardens planted and are now watching them grow. Good weather probably determined the day you planted the garden, but did you also check on the signs?

I’ll admit, I was once a skeptic of gardening by the signs of the moon. But after seeing bean sprouts curl into the ground and potatoes go to vine because they weren’t planted during the right sign, it got me to wondering and ultimately believing. 

It’s actually not a difficult concept to believe. The moon determines the tides. Anything with that much influence on this big ole world surely has an influence on whether or not my beans come up right. 

Gardners have observed signs ever since the first garden was planted. Native Americans used the signs of the moon to know when to plant and harvest. To do so otherwise was simply foolish.

Yes, it’s true that weather has a lot to do with good gardening. No matter what the signs say, all plants need lots of sunshine and water. Too much or too little of each could make or break your garden. 

Our modern and technologically advanced society almost makes it feel embarrassing to admit that one uses signs to garden. I would argue it’s something to be proud of; relying on nature to guide your ways. 

I also like to remember what Genesis says in that very first chapter, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”

You all have a great day!

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