At a Glance
Storms through Friday will be capable of a locally damaging wind gust, heavy rainfall, and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. The threat for storms is greatest on Thursday.
Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern
Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. A chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Thursday: A good chance for scattered showers and storms.
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Saturday – Sunday: Partly cloudy and pleasant.
Monday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for a shower or storm.
Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast
Thursday is now looking like the wettest day of the period, as a cold front approaches. That front will bring in cooler air and a bit drier air. Models are hinting at some wetter weather toward the middle of next week. I’ll keep an eye on that.
Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature
High: 112 at Death Valley, California
Low: 15 at Peter Sinks, Utah
The tropics are very active but there are no immediate threats to the US. Tropical Storm Omar is moving out to sea, while Nana moves toward Central America. We have two other areas to monitor in the eastern Atlantic, but we have plenty of time to track them, as they come across the Atlantic.
Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation
An unsettled day across much of the eastern US once again. Tropical Storm Omar spins at sea, moving away from the US. Heavy downpours with localized flash flooding threaten an area from the southern plains to the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, a wildfire danger increases across parts of Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota, where warm and dry conditions exist today.
Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation
Severe storms threaten the Mid-Atlantic region, while heavy rainfall threatens portions of Texas and the Arklatex region. Tropical Storm Omar continues spinning out to sea and Nana weakens over inland Central America.
Friday’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation
A quiet day across much of the country.
On This Day
On this day in 1954 a very dry air mass produced some rarely observed temperature ranges across the plateau. The morning low in Crossville of 44 degrees set a record for this date. The temperature subsequently rose to 90 degrees during the afternoon, which was just 2 degrees shy of the record high.
Dry air heats up and cools down very efficiently. Moisture holds on to heat. That is why summer nights are so warm and humid. The dry air masses of the deserts can cause them to be brutally hot during the afternoon, followed by overnight frost.
Long Range Outlook
The extended outlook continues to show a very cool and unsettled pattern evolving toward the middle of September. This outlook is for the 7th through the 11th. Below normal temps and above normal rainfall may dominate this period.
Remember the radar that was destroyed in Lake Charles, Louisiana from Hurricane Laura? I included it below for a reminder.
This is a bird’s eye view from inside that radar. Pretty cool perspective, right?
It has now been 231 years since Astronomer William Herschel first spotted Enceladus, one of Saturn’s largest moons. Enceladus is covered in a shell of ice, with an ocean underneath that sprays jets of water vapor out into space. The ocean has most of the chemical ingredients needed for life.