Baldwin’s Friday Wx Blog for July 10

Friday Funny

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Threats

Any storm that develops today could be on the strong side, with dangerous lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.

Another storm threat comes Sunday, when a few strong to severe storms may threaten once again.

Beginning Monday, the days will be getting hotter each day. We will likely see the hottest temperatures of the season by the middle of next week. Make sure you and your outside pets (fresh water and shade) are ready for the heat. Drink lots of water and stay in the shade.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Hot and humid. A chance for afternoon/ evening showers & storms.

Saturday: Mainly hot, humid, and dry. Just a very slim chance for a storm.

Sunday: Scattered showers and storms. A few storms could be strong to severe.

Monday – Thursday: Hot, humid, and mostly dry. Be safe in that heat. The hottest temps of the summer are expected by the middle and end of next week.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

A string of great hay days is in sight! Beginning Monday, the outlook for working in hay is looking really good. Just be prepared for some hot, hot days.

Until then, the hay weather forecast isn’t looking too bad for today and tomorrow. Tomorrow would be the better day. The only big hiccup we encounter is Sunday, when a disturbance will likely bring scattered showers and storms to the plateau.

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Almanac

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 115 at Palo Duro Canyon Floor, TX

Low: 26 at Harbison Meadow, CO, Snider Basin, WY, Copper Basin, ID, & Stanley, ID

Tropics

Tropical Storm Fay has winds of 50 mph this morning. The storm is making a beeline for the New York City area. Heavy rainfall and very gusty winds will accompany the system as it moves through New England tonight and tomorrow.

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Today’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe weather and heavy rainfall will accompany Tropical Storm Fay along the East Coast. Heavy rainfall will also occur from eastern Michigan to northern Ohio/western Pennsylvania. Farther west, a significant severe weather outbreak is expected across the northern plains. Isolated tornadoes and hail up to 3″ in diameter is expected. The wildfire danger is elevated today across southern Wyoming. It’s a busy weather day!

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Tomorrow’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe thunderstorms will threaten portions of the southern plains. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats. Meanwhile, a weakening Tropical Storm Fay moves through New England, with heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

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Sunday’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quieter day is expected at this time. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a storm threat added for our region in future outlooks.

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Records

On this day in 1961 the temperature at Crossville falls to 46 degrees, setting a new all-time record low for the month of July.

Long Range Outlook 

The outlook from the 15th to the 19th shows plenty of hot and dry weather for our region. There are also indications that humidity levels will be rather high, leading to heat indices that could reach dangerous levels.

Temperature

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Precipitation 

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Weather Shot (new!)

I snapped this looking east yesterday evening. I love how the bottom of the storm is so gray, while the top is so white. Shadows from other clouds led to this colorful display. Pretty neat, right?

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Nasa Nerdology (new!)

A very popular myth is that NASA spent millions of dollars trying to come up with a pen that could write in space, when the Soviets simply just used pencils. Gravity is necessary in order to use a ballpoint pen.

Pencils can’t be used in space either because they are combustible. Plus, if the lead tip were to break off it would be very detrimental to any electronic equipment. That’s not a good problem to have in space!

The problem was solved for around one million dollars, when a pen that could be used in space was developed by a NASA contractor. NASA bought 400 of the pens for $2.50 each. The contractor made much of his profit by selling the “space pens” to the public.

You all have a great day!

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