Baldwin’s Sunday Story Wx Blog for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Any storm that develops this afternoon and evening could contain a damaging wind gust, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, and heavy rainfall. These will be isolated to scattered but keep an eye out if you’re out and about.

The same rings true for any storms we get Monday through Wednesday. If you see dark clouds gathering or you hear thunder, move indoors as soon as possible.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

My concern is on the low end of the scale, mainly because of the lack of a threat of widespread severe weather. Just keep an eye out for the one or three storms across the plateau that may briefly pack a punch (typical summer storms).

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms. Some storms could be strong.

Monday – Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms. A few storms may be briefly strong to severe.

Thursday – Friday: A slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Saturday: Continued warm, with a slightly better chance for afternoon/evening storms.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

After this morning, your next best chance to work in hay won’t come until Thursday. At that time, it looks like we will have at least a couple of good hay days, with storms becoming scattered across the plateau again by Saturday afternoon. Remember, if you’re out in the hay field and a storm is nearby you are in danger of being lightning struck. If you’re close enough to hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck. If you can’t hear the thunder because of the tractor, just keep a lookout for dark thunderclouds.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 118 at Death Valley, California

Low: 25 at both Pikes Peek and Kremmling, Colorado


The National Hurricane Center continues to watch a rather harmless area of low pressure out in the Atlantic. It has a 20% chance of development, as it moves out to sea.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Strong to severe thunderstorms will threaten the central US today. All modes of severe weather are likely. The greatest risk for tornadoes will be found across eastern Nebraska and down to western Oklahoma. Flooding rains are also likely.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More severe weather and heavy rainfall will threaten Oklahoma on Monday.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Back to quiet weather.


Sunday Story

If you could pick a season to skip, which one would it be? It’s a tough choice for me! For many folks in 1816, that choice was made for them by Ma Nature. That is the year that became known as the “year without a summer.”

The unusually colder temperatures came on the heels of an incredible heat wave in the Northeast. Temperatures in the 90s in May were abruptly followed by an unseasonably late snowstorm. The result was devastating to agriculture.

They weren’t alone. The colder temperatures caused frost and even snow across a large portion of the Upper Midwest and Northeast into the first two weeks of June. Those frosts would return in early August, leading to one of the shortest growing seasons ever experienced in the northern hemisphere.

Across the South, the reddish hue of what appeared to be a fog dimmed the sun to the point that sunspots could be seen on the sun with the naked eye during the day. The whole summer was unseasonably chilly, with temperatures running several degrees below normal across the whole U.S.

The cause of this unusually cold summer is believed to have been the result of volcanic activity in the Indonesian islands. The ash from the violent volcanoes displaced ash high into the atmosphere that circled the world. The ash was so high up that rain couldn’t even cause it to fall out.

Perhaps the darker and gloomier summer across Europe inspired a young Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. Nothing like a gloomy summer to inspire a frightening tale! Depending on your taste in books, that’s one positive thing from a cold summer.

Yes, if I had to choose a season to skip it would be a tough choice. I don’t know about you, but I think we should stick with the four! 

You all have a great day!

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