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Baldwin’s Monday Wx Blog for July 13th

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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No widespread hazardous weather is expected over the next seven days. Thunderstorm chances should begin increasing by the end of this week, but right now those look like typical summer time, mainly afternoon and evening, type storms.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today and Tuesday: Sunny and pleasant. Low humidity.

Wednesday: Humidity begins to return in earnest. That will lead to higher heat indices.

Thursday – Sunday: Hot and humid. Be safe in the heat. A chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm each day.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

The first half of the week is looking just about perfect! Low humidity on Monday and Tuesday will make for great opportunities for cutting hay. It will dry out fast in the warm, dry air!

By Wednesday, humidity starts to make a quick comeback. That heat and humidity will lead to isolated, mainly afternoon/evening, showers and storms from Thursday to Sunday. Just be aware of that risk. Also, be safe in that heat.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 128 at Death Valley, California

Low: 29 at Peter Sinks, Utah


No activity is expected over the next five days.


Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall will threaten New England with flooding. Farther west, a significant severe weather outbreak is likely from the central plains to the northern plains and upper Midwest. All modes of severe weather are likely, including very damaging straight-line winds (80+ mph) that may become rather widespread. The tornado threat is highest across Minnesota. The wildfire danger is increasing once again for portions of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms will threaten portions of the Midwest. All modes of severe weather are possible, including isolated tornadoes.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quieter day across the nation.



On this day in 1956 a tornado touched down near Monterey in the Cedar Springs community. The tornado was rated F-1. No injuries were reported.

Long Range Outlook 

Guidance is beginning to trend wetter for our region for the period of July 18 – 22. Temps are still trending hot. That could mean very hot and humid days ahead for this period.





Weather Shot

I shot this during yesterday’s sunset. A distant thunderstorm was in the way of the sunset. It sure made it pretty though. The “bubbly” looking clouds above are called Mammatus. For storms to form, lots of warm, moist air is carried upward. Eventually, it will try to sink. When that happens a bit far away from the storm, Mammatus clouds form. They form when cool, saturated air aloft tries to sink. It’s like clouds forming upside down.


NASA Nerdology

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in some time. This is a model of all the planetary systems that have been discovered with the Kepler telescope over the years. Our solar system, for reference, is labeled near the center. How cool is this?! Sure is a lot more going on out there than just what we have here……

You all have a great day!

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