Baldwin’s Full Moon Wednesday Wx Blog for Sept 2

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

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

Daily 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.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 112 at Death Valley, California

Low: 15 at Peter Sinks, Utah

Tropics

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.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

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?

NASA Nerdology

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.

You all have a great day!

Be sure to “Follow” the blog and get updates emailed straight to your inbox! Just find that “Follow” button in the lower right corner of  your screen. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.