Baldwin’s Monday Wx Blog for Aug 24

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Widespread severe weather is not expected over the next seven days. Just look out for any afternoon/evening storm, as they are always capable of cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours. By the end of the week, storms may become more numerous, due to the influence of Laura.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Monday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. A chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a bit better chance for an afternoon/evening storm.

Friday – Sunday: Scattered showers and storms. Some rainfall could be heavy, especially Friday and Saturday.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

The next few days are very much like the summer days we’re normally used to this time of year. Hot and humid, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm. Then, the remnants of Laura begin moving in. That will lead to scattered showers and storms, some with heavy rainfall. By Sunday, the influences of Laura moves away and rain chances should start to decline.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 121 at Death Valley, California

Low: 26 at Choteau, Montana

Tropics

Tropical Storm Marco is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coastline late tonight. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are the main threats. Those threats will be found along a large portion of the northern Gulf Coast. The system should then track west toward Texas.

The next storm to worry about will be right on Marco’s heels. Tropical Storm Laura will become Hurricane Laura as soon as tonight. The storm should then strengthen as it moves through the Gulf, possibly even becoming a major hurricane before making landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border late Wednesday night. As you can see, the storm is expected to track toward our area, which will increase our rain chances toward the end of the week.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms will threaten portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin today, but all eyes are on the northern Gulf Coast, with the landfall of Tropical Storm Marco expected late tonight.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

An active weather day! Severe weather is likely across the Northeast, which is quite unusual for this time of year. Tropical Storm Marco will continue bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Louisiana. Meanwhile, Hurricane Laura will be moving through the Gulf, keeping residents of the northern Gulf Coast on edge.

Wednesday’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A severe weather threat continues for portions of the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic, while Hurricane Laura gets ready to make landfall later into the night.

Records

I feel like we can relate to today’s record. On this day in 1906 a cloudburst deluged Guinea, Virginia, with more than nine inches of rain in just forty minutes! That’s incredible!

Long Range Outlook 

Normal temps and above normal rainfall look to await us for the very last days of August and the first days of September. Look at all that colder weather for the northern plains. They’ll have earned it, as they are dealing with an impressive heat wave these days.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

I took this pic yesterday. A beautiful August Sunday sunset.

NASA Nerdology

This is a very cool link for following the journey of Perseverance, the next Mars Rover that will arrive at the Red Planet in February. This is the rover I’ve mentioned before that will search for signs of past life on Mars and will release a helicopter on Mars. Follow the rover’s journey through space and to the Red Planet by going to this link: https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_perseverance

You all have a great day!

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