Baldwin’s Thursday Wx Blog for July 30

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Threats

The main hazard over the next few days will be torrential rainfall with any stronger storm that develops. These storms will be capable of producing significant rainfall in a short period of time. Storms will also be capable of producing deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, as well as a damaging wind gust.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today – Saturday: Scattered showers and storms. Some storms will produce torrential rainfall.

Sunday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with mainly afternoon/evening shower and thunderstorm chances lingering.

Wednesday: Turning a bit drier. Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

The next three days are looking quite challenging for working outside. Heavy rainfall will make a mess of any hay working ideas. By Sunday, a drier pattern will begin evolving. By Wednesday, it looks like good hay weather days will begin to return!

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Almanac

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 121 at Death Valley, California

Low: 31 at Grand Lake, Colorado

Tropics

Tropical Isaias was FINALLY officially named yesterday. I don’t think we’ve ever had to wait that long for a potential tropical cyclone to get its act together (ha). Now, we track the system. There are now indications that it may stay just east of the US coastline, while flirting with hurricane-strength wind speeds. The storm’s first challenge is surviving the treacherous terrain of Hispaniola. I’ll keep you posted.

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There is a new tropical wave emerging off the African Coast that will be watched in the coming days. Right now, it doesn’t look to be a concern. However, things can change quickly this time of year!

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Today’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

The main story is the heavy rainfall threat from the southern plains to the Midsouth. Flooding is likely across this region.

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Tomorrow’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More flooding is possible on Friday across the Midsouth. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Isaias emerges on the map near Cuba.

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Saturday’s 

Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall threatens the Ohio Valley, while Tropical Storm Isaias moves toward southern Florida.

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Records

A 45-minute long hailstorm with baseball and softball sized hail struck Fort Collins, Colorado on this day in 1979. Two thousand homes and 2,500 vehicles were damaged. Twenty-five people were injured, mainly from being struck in the head by hail.

Long Range Outlook 

A cooler and drier pattern continues to emerge for the middle to end of next week. This could bode very well for yardsalers in the Highway 127 Yard Sale!

Temperature

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Precipitation 

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Weather Shot

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Perseverance rover is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet.  (Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

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NASA Nerdology

In case you missed this morning’s 6:50 launch, I have you covered! It was a beautiful launch! We are now one more step closer to sending humans to Mars, and a big step closer to answering some very intriguing questions about that mysterious Red Planet! Perseverance arrives on Mars in February, just days before my birthday!

You all have a great day!

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