Baldwin’s Monday Wx Blog for July 20

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Threats

Be careful in the heat and humidity today. Make sure you drink lots of water and stay in the shade/air conditioning. Make sure outdoor pets have fresh water and shade.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in the marginal risk for severe storms for this afternoon. Any storm that develops could be capable of a damaging wind gust.

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Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Any storm this week could be strong to severe. Any time we get this hot and humid, storms become capable of producing localized damaging winds.

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: A chance for afternoon/evening showers and storms. Some storms could be severe. Hot and humid.

Tuesday: A bit better chance for afternoon/evening showers and storms. Otherwise, hot and humid.

Wednesday – Friday: Scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms.

Saturday – Monday: Drier and potentially hotter. We could see our hottest temps of the season. I’ll keep an eye on that.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

We have two good hay days in a row, though there is still that lingering threat for an afternoon storm. That storm chance increases Wed – Fri, mainly in the afternoon. By the weekend, we should dry out but temps may soar to the mid 90s. I’ll keep you posted.

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Almanac

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 122 at Death Valley, California

Low: 30 at Stanley, Idaho

Tropics

There are now two areas to watch this week. Both have low chances for development at this time, but that could certainly change as we go through the week. I’ll keep you posted.

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Today’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall threatens portions of both the central and northern plains (red-striped areas). Severe storms threaten an area from North Dakota to Nebraska, with all modes of severe weather possible.

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Tomorrow’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More heavy rainfall threatens the Upper Midwest.

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Wednesday’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quiet day is expected at this time.

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Records

On this day in 1953 a hail storm produced hail accumulations of nearly two feet deep near Dickinson, North Dakota.

Long Range Outlook

Hot and dry conditions threaten to move in by next weekend. This outlook is for the 25th  through the 29th. We may see temps on the plateau approach 95 degrees, if this verifies. 

Temperature

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Precipitation 

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Weather Shot

My mentee in Kids on the Rise, Michael, painted this for me and surprised me with it this weekend! He begins high school this fall and he wants to be a graphic artist “when he grows up”. He is an incredibly talented kid and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.

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NASA Nerdology

Follow the link below to find out how to best view Comet Neowise this week. We should be able to rather easily spot it through the 23rd. Make sure you have a dark sky. Also, binoculars help. Once you know where it is, you can see it with the naked eye!

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/how-to-see-comet-neowise/

The map below shows you how the comet changes in height in the evening sky from the 15th to the 23rd. It’s start out higher in the sky but sinks to the horizon as the evening wears on.

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You all have a great day!

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