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Baldwin’s Monday Wx Blog for Aug 17

Far better it is to dare mighty things

48-Hour Weather

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Widespread hazardous weather is not expected this week.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Daily Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy and pleasant.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon showers or storms.

Thursday – Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely across the plateau each day, especially in the afternoons/evenings.

Sunday: Mainly afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm chances.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Well, at least there aren’t any red Xs on the outlook. I don’t anticipate adding any, at this time. We do have an unsettled pattern returning by the middle and end of the week that will feature shower and storm chances, mainly in the afternoons and evenings. We just can’t catch a break from rain this summer! Beyond this outlook, conditions look to be drier and cooler. Stay tuned, though…..

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Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 130 at Death Valley, California*

Low: 23 at Peter Sinks, Utah

*Death Valley recorded the hottest temperature on Earth in 1913, with a temperature reading of 134 degrees. The 130-degree temp recorded Sunday is the hottest temp reading since that day.


We have two areas to watch very, very closely. I’ll keep you posted, as they track toward westward this week. They are no threat to the US at this time, nor will they be for at least another week.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms threaten southern Oregon (unusual). The rest of the country should be rather quiet.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Quiet weather remains.



Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Widespread hazardous weather looks unlikely.



On this day in 1969 Hurricane Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast. Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block, Louisiana, and to 190 mph near Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion dollars damage. Several ocean going ships were carried over seven miles inland by the hurricane. The hurricane produced winds to 200 mph, and a storm surge of 24.6 feet. Complete destruction occurred in some coastal areas near the eye of the hurricane. Camille is one of only four category 5 hurricanes to have ever struck the US coastline. The other three include Andrew (1992) in south Florida, Labor Day Hurricane (1935) in the Florida Keys, and Michael (2018) along the Florida Panhandle.

Long Range Outlook 

Looking toward the 22nd through the 26th, both temps and rainfall look to be average, though below normal rainfall sure isn’t far away….





Weather Shot

It’s monsoon season in the southwestern portions of the US. As storms fire up in the afternoons, the gust fronts that exit the storms can kick up phenomenal amounts of dust. We experience the same gust fronts here on the plateau, those gusts of winds that come before a storm. In the desert, there is all kinds of dust and sand to kick up. We call these duststorms haboobs and they can drop visibility to zero on roadways, creating hazardous driving conditions. This was the scene recently across parts of Arizona.


NASA Nerdology

It has now been 61 years since the Explorer VI obtained its first crude picture, becoming the first U.S. satellite to capture an image of the Earth! This image features a sun-lighted area of the Central Pacific Ocean & its cloud cover and it was taken as the satellite made its way across Mexico. My goodness…how far we’ve come!


You all have a great day!

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