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Baldwin’s Wednesday Wx Blog for Aug 12

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

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Any storm that develops this week will be capable of a damaging wind gust, torrential rainfall, and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today – Saturday: Showers and storms likely. Some storms could be strong.

Sunday – Tuesday: Mainly afternoon/evening shower and storm chances. Otherwise, partly cloudy.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

The hay weather forecast may be improving by the end of the weekend! In extended outlooks, the middle to end of next week is looking even better! I’ll keep you posted.

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 117 at Death Valley, California

Low: 29 at Copper Basin, Idaho


The system we’ve been monitoring is now a tropical depression. The system will become Josephine within the next 48 hours. Thankfully, guidance is taking this system out to sea and away from the US in the coming days. Let’s hope that stays true!



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall will threaten the Mid-Atlantic and southwestern Arkansas, while severe storms threaten areas of the central and northern plains. The wildfire danger is high across northern Nevada today.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More heavy rainfall for the Mid-Atlantic and more severe storms for the northern plains. The wildfire danger conditions spread into southern Wyoming.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Another day of rough storms for Minnesota. Heavy rainfall will threaten that area, as well.



On this day in 1987 early afternoon thunderstorms in Arizona produced 3.90 inches of rain in ninety minutes at Walnut National Monument (located east of Flagstaff), along with three inches of pea size hail, which had to be plowed off the roads.

Long Range Outlook 

After we get past the middle of this month, guidance suggest temps will take a big dip and rainfall will stop for a while.





Weather Shot

The derecho that screamed across parts of the plains and Midwest earlier this week did some incredible things. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa winds gusted to 112 mph. It’s crazy what winds like this can do! Photo by Thomas Winesett.


NASA Nerdology

If humans could travel to this giant planet, we would see a world still glowing from the heat of its formation with a color reminiscent of a dark cherry blossom, a dull magenta.

Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, astronomers discovered this gas giant orbiting a bright star named GJ 504 in 2013. Several times the mass of Jupiter and similar in size, the new world, dubbed GJ 504b, is the lowest-mass planet ever detected around a star like the sun using direct imaging techniques.

GJ 504b is about four times more massive than Jupiter and has an effective temperature of about 460 degrees Fahrenheit (237 Celsius). It orbits the G0-type star GJ 504, which is slightly hotter than the Sun and is faintly visible to the unaided eye in the constellation Virgo. The star lies 57 light-years away and researchers estimate the system is about 160 million years old, based on methods that link the star’s color and rotation period to its age.


You all have a great day!

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