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Baldwin’s Thundering Thursday Wx Blog for July 23

The best view comes after the hardest climb

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Any storm that develops today will be capable of producing a damaging wind gust. And, as always, be mindful of that deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. We’ve seen a lot of that lightning this week across the plateau!

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today & Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms. Some storms could be severe.

Saturday – Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

We continue to dodge afternoon and evening showers and storms for the next few days. We should trend drier by Sunday and Monday, before more scattered showers and storms return for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 115 at Death Valley, California

Low: 32 at Chouteau, Montana


We will likely have Tropical Storm Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico by tomorrow. The system is currently a depression, with winds of 35 mph. The storm is expected to impact the east coast of Texas by Friday night and Saturday, with very heavy rainfall and gusty winds.


Tropical Storm Gonzalo will likely become the first hurricane of the 2020 season in the coming days. The storm is already packing winds of 65 mph. This storm is small and compact and those types of systems are very difficult to forecast when it comes to strength. The system may be a threat to the US by this time next week. I’ll keep you posted.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms threaten portions of the Northeast and northern plains. The tornado threat is highest across western North Dakota. Heavy rainfall threatens portions of the southern Appalachians and southern Arizona and New Mexico. Wildfires continue to be a threat for parts of Nevada. Meanwhile, an area of tropical low pressure organizes in the Gulf.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms threaten parts of the northern plains once again. Damaging straight-line winds are the main threat. Heavy rainfall threatens southern Arizona and New Mexico once again, as well. We should have Tropical Storm Hanna in the Gulf, headed for Texas.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Tropical Storm Hanna makes landfall on the Texas coastline, while more heavy rainfall threatens Minnesota and Wisconsin.



A two-hour thunderstorm produced 4.32 inches of rain on the city of Atlanta on this day in 1898. Many street car motors burned out trying to go down flooded streets. It grew so dark as the storm moved in that gas lights were needed to see.

Long Range Outlook 

An increase in rainfall should lead to more modified temperatures, as we end July and move into August.





Weather Shot

Hurricane Hunters flew through through Gonzalo yesterday to see how intense the storm was. How wild would it be to fly in one of these planes. This is what you call a Mark Baldwin bucket list item…..

NASA Nerdology

On July 30, NASA’s Persevere Mars Rover will leave our planet and head for the Red Planet. The rover will look for the building blocks of life. Did Mars once have life? Is there any life there now? (microscopic life counts) Why or why not? This rover has a lot of questions to answer and we can’t wait to see those exciting answers!


You all have a great day!

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