Baldwin’s Wednesday Wx Blog for Aug 19

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Widespread hazardous weather is not expected over the next seven days. Just keep in mind that any storm this time of year can become strong and can contain gusty winds, cloud-to-ground lightning, and heavy rainfall.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Although, showers and storms become quite likely in the coming days, conditions to do not appear favorable for widespread severe weather.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: A chance for an afternoon shower or storm. Otherwise, Partly cloudy.

Tomorrow – Saturday: Scattered showers and storms are likely.

Sunday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm. Getting hotter.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

It pains me to bring out the red Xs, but guidance just keeps trending wetter for the end of this week. Summer 2020, right? The good news is that by Sunday, the trend is for drier weather to move in again.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 126 at Death Valley, California

Low: 33 at both Gould, Colorado and Peter Sinks, Utah

Tropics

The tropics are becoming very, very active…almost hyperactive. We now have three areas to watch, with two given high chances for developing into tropical storms in the coming days (red-shaded areas). It’s too early to know if any of these will impact the US or, if so, to what degree. There’s much to track and that’s just what I’ll be doing!

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A wildfire danger across northern Nevada is the only widespread threat anticipated today.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A wildfire danger across northern Nevada and southern Idaho is the only threat expected Thursday.

Friday’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A quiet day is expected.

Records

On this day in 1788 a small but powerful hurricane “inflicted great havoc upon forests along a narrow track from New Jersey to Maine.” A similar storm track today would be catastrophic to those heavily populated areas.  

Long Range Outlook 

Temperatures and rainfall look to be about normal over this period (Aug 24+28).

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

Check out these towering storm clouds at sunset from Mountain Lake, Minnesota this past Sunday. How beautiful is that? (Photo courtesy of Troy Sargent)

NASA Nerdology

“Jack Boyd began his career at NASA in 1947, before any human had gone to space or traveled faster than the speed of sound. An aeronautical engineer, he made significant contributions to supersonic flight. Today is his last day. Thank you, Jack, for your 73 years of service!,” Jim Bridenstine, Director of NASA. Can you imagine retiring after 73 years?

Here is an interview with Jack when he was at the 70-year mark: https://www.nasa.gov/ames/nisv-podcast-Jack-Boyd

You all have a great day!

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