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Baldwin’s Saturday Wx Blog for Aug 15

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”

At a Glance

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48-Hour Weather

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Widespread hazardous weather is not expected this weekend or coming week. Just be careful of that lightning around storm that develops. If you’re close enough to hear thunder or see dark clouds, you’re close enough to be struck.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

A more stable air mass is moving in, which will hinder any widespread severe weather over the next seven days.

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Chance of showers and storms.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/early evening shower or storm, as a front passes through.

Monday: Partly cloudy and nice.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower (maybe a storm?).

Wednesday – Friday: Cooler and unsettled, with a chance for a shower or storm.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Next week is looking better than this past week for working outside, though unsettled and cooler weather moves in by the end of the week. Indications are that the extended outlook will feature cooler and drier weather. I’ll keep you posted!

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 124 at Death Valley, California

Low: 24 at both Choteau and White Sulphur Springs, Montana


Tropical Storm Kyle formed off the East Coast last evening. He is moving out to sea. Meanwhile, we still have Tropical Storm Josephine holding on. She will also move out to sea, as she continues to weaken.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Heavy rainfall will threaten the Virginias and Carolinas today. Meanwhile, severe storms will once again threaten northern Minnesota, as well as western Kansas and Nebraska. You may notice Tropical Storm Kyle spinning out in the Atlantic and away from the US.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quiet day.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Another quiet day.



On this day in 1967 the Sundance fire in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50 mph carried hot embers as much as ten miles in advance of the parent fire to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph (firenadoes), which flung giant trees about like matchsticks. Sounds like a fire apocalypse!

Long Range Outlook 

The end of next week looks unsettled but cool. Rainfall will be about average, but temps should be well below average. Average highs this time of year are in the lower 80s, with lows in the low to mid 60s.





Weather Shot

Another great lightning shot! This one is from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Shot by Tad Stinson, during Thursday night’s storms.


NASA Nerdology

Perseverance is proud to announce that its first trajectory correction was a success! On the diagram below, that is the TCM-1 that is noted. If Perseverance stayed on the current trajectory, it would simply come back to earth by following the blue line on the diagram below. Since we want it to go to Mars, that would not be good! Just six more trajectory corrections to go!

“My first planned Trajectory Correction Maneuver was a success. I do TCMs on my journey to stay on target for a Feb. 18, 2021 date with Mars. I left Earth over 2 weeks ago and already put on 27+ million miles. Only ~265 million more to go!,” Perseverance.

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You all have a great day!

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