Baldwin’s Sizzlin’ Wednesday Wx Blog for July 15

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Threats

Please be safe in the heat. Drink plenty of water and stay in the shade or air conditioning whenever possible. It’s best to avoid being outside in the afternoon hours, which are the hottest hours of the day.

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And ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS look before you lock!

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Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Widespread severe weather is not expected during this period, but any storm that develops could be intense. Always be mindful of that deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. There is an outside chance for some storm complexes to threaten our area in this period of time. I’ll keep an eye on that.

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Noticeably more hot and humid than previous days. Otherwise, partly cloudy.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. A slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm. That chance continues overnight.

Friday – Tuesday: Hot and humid, with scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms, mainly in the afternoons and evenings.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Today and tomorrow are the last of the really good hay days for a while. I can’t rule out a shower or storm Thursday afternoon/evening (and even overnight), but those rain chances are slim. By Friday, heat and humidity will lead to scattered showers and storms. Those rain chances will be with us for at least a week. Next week looks unsettled, as well, with more shower and storm chances.

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Almanac

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 117 at Death Valley, California

Low: 26 at Stanley, Idaho

Tropics

No activity is expected over the next five days.

Today’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms and heavy rainfall threaten the Midwest. Significant severe weather is possible across the St. Louis, Missouri area, with all modes of severe weather possible. Another area of severe storms and heavy rainfall can be found across a portion of the southern plains, centered on where Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma come together.

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Tomorrow’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms will threaten areas from northeast Ohio to western New York state.

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Friday’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Another active severe weather day is on tap of portions of the northern plains. Heavy rainfall threatens to bring flooding across the US/Canada border.

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Records

A weakening tropical system produced nearly two feet of rainfall in the southern Appalachian mountains of North Carolina on this day in 1916. This set a 24-hour rainfall record for the state that would stand until Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Long Range Outlook 

The outlook for next week is still looking hot and wet. Get ready for really high humidity!

Temperature

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Precipitation 

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Weather Shot

Storm Chaser Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) snapped this shot yesterday near Sugar City, Colorado. This rotating mesocyclone gave Cory quite the sight to photograph!

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NASA Nerdology

It has now been five years since the NASA New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto. That spacecraft showed us that what we had only known as a blurry, distant dot was actually a very complex and unique world.

Some fun facts about Pluto:

  • Pluto is only about 1,400 miles wide. At that small size, Pluto is only about half the width of the United States.
  • Pluto is about 3.6 billion miles away from the Sun and has five moons.
  • Pluto’s atmosphere is thin and composed mostly of nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide.
  • Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are so similar in size that they orbit each other like a double planet system.
  • On average, Pluto’s temperature is -387°F, making it too cold to sustain life, but it does have a heart-shaped glacier bigger than Texas.

You all have a great day!

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