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Baldwin’s Monday Wx Blog for August 10

A head full of fears has no space for dreams

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Storms this week will be capable of producing gusty winds (perhaps a damaging gust), deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, and torrential rainfall. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but individual storms could become locally severe.

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 could become locally severe. Heavy rainfall is also possible. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy, hot and humid.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for some afternoon/evening showers or storms.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

This is not the week, folks. Another wet pattern has evolved and it’s here to stay for several days. Hopefully, Sunday will begin a drier time. I’ll keep an eye on all of this and let you know as soon as anything changes!

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 117 at Death Valley, California

Low: 26 at both Peter Sinks, Utah and Grand Lake, Colorado


The disturbance in the southern Atlantic now has a 60% chance of becoming our next named storm. That storm would be Josephine. I’ll be tracking this system in the coming days, as it makes it’s way across the Atlantic. Hopefully, it will curve out to sea.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall and severe storms threaten folks from Kansas to Kentucky. Some of that heavy rainfall may clip down into our neck of the woods this evening/tonight.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

You’ll notice a hurricane in the Pacific. That storm will track away from the US. Otherwise, unsettled in the eastern US.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More unsettled weather in the eastern US, but widespread severe weather is not expected at this time.



On this day in 1980 Crossville had its fifth consecutive day with record highs. The high this day was 95 degrees.

Long Range Outlook 

Above normal rainfall will keep temperatures in check, especially for what they could be this time of year! This is for the weekend and into early next week (15th – 19th).





Weather Shot

This is satellite video of Pyrocumulonimbus clouds on the Florida Panhandle from last week. These are clouds that result from heat rising up from the earth’s surface, often from fires. In this case, they are from a prescribed burn. Warm air rises to create clouds in our colder atmosphere. In the case of fires, a LOT of hot air rises and, under the right conditions, can create clouds and even precipitation. In this case, the clouds even produced a lightning strike! If you look closely there was one lone strike near this plume, picked up by satellite. Look just to the right of the orange glow of fire in the satellite imagery. (Imagery from Colorado State University (@CIRA_CSU)).

NASA Nerdology

“The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere. This is a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the face-on galaxy, displaying its beautiful spiral arms, wound loosely around its central bright bar of stars.

Shining brightly below the galaxy is a star that is actually within our own Milky Way galaxy. This star appears much brighter than the billions of stars in NGC 4907 as it is 100,000 times closer, residing only 2,500 light-years away.

NGC 4907 is also part of the Coma Cluster, a group of over 1,000 galaxies, some of which can be seen around NGC 4907 in this image. This massive cluster of galaxies lies within the constellation of Coma Berenices, which is named for the locks of Queen Berenice II of Egypt: the only constellation named after a historical person” NASA.


You all have a great day!

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