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Baldwin’s Sunny Saturday Wx Blog for August 8th

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. 

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Widespread hazardous weather is not expected.  Just be safe in the heat and humidity of the coming days.

As storm chances increase next week, the risk for a strong/severe storm or two will also increase. Still, widespread severe weather is not expected at this time.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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The concern increases a bit, owing to the increase in storm coverage.

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Weekend: Partly cloudy and hot.

Monday: Hot and humid, with a chance for mainly afternoon/evening showers and storms.

Tuesday – Friday: Showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoons and evenings.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Data is trending wetter and wetter for next week. For that reason, I have gone ahead and X’ed out Tuesday through Friday, owing to the increased risk for widespread shower and storm activity. That wet pattern looks to hold beyond this 7-day outlook. I’ll keep you posted.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 110 at both Winterhaven (ironic, right?) and Death Valley, California

Low: 25 at Grand Lake, Colorado


We just have one area to watch at this time, and it is not expected to develop into much of anything. I’ll keep you posted.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms threaten an area stretching across Nebraska and eastern South Dakota. All modes of severe are possible, including isolated tornadoes.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More severe weather threatens an area from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Once again, all modes of severe weather are possible.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

The only threat thus far for Monday is an area of heavy rainfall that is possible across northern Missouri.



On this day in 1882 an August snowstorm was reported by a ship on Lake Michigan. A thick cloud reportedly burst on the decks, covering them with snow and slush six inches deep. Snow showers were observed at shore points that day.

Long Range Outlook 

The main headline for the period of August 13 – 17 is the above average rainfall expected for our area. Long-range outlooks have pointed to this for some time now.





Weather Shot

This gorgeous photo of a waterspout was taken Wednesday morning over Lake Erie. The sunrise definitely gave this one an eerie glow on Lake Erie! (ha) (Photo by Jeff Paul)


NASA Nerdology

NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite-derived synthetic aperture radar data to map the likely extent of damage from a massive Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut. Synthetic aperture radar data from space shows ground surface changes from before and after a major event like an earthquake. In this case, it is being used to show the devastating result of an explosion.

On the map, dark red pixels – like those present at and around the Port of Beirut – represent the most severe damage. Areas in orange are moderately damaged and areas in yellow are likely to have sustained somewhat less damage. Each colored pixel represents an area of 30 meters (33 yards).

Maps like this one can help identify badly damaged areas where people may need assistance. The explosion occurred near the city’s port. It claimed more than 150 lives and is estimated to have caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage.


You all have a great day!

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