Baldwin’s Friday Wx Blog for Sept. 4

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

A storm or two could be on the strong side today as a cold front cuts through this warm and humid airmass that we’ve had in place for so long. After today, the severe threat drops to nearly zero for several days in a row.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

The passage of today’s cold front will usher in a cooler, drier and more stable airmass.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for a mainly afternoon shower or storm as a cold front passes through.

Saturday – Sunday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Very pleasant!

Monday: Continued nice, but with a slight chance of an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Tuesday – Thursday: Becoming a bit warmer and more humid. A chance for afternoon/evening showers and storms.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

The fall hay weather forecast is looking pretty darn good! Rain chances increase a bit next week, mainly in the afternoons, but things are still looking pretty good through mid-week.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 118 at Death Valley, California

Low: 25 at Grand Lake, Colorado

Tropics

We have THREE areas to watch in the eastern Atlantic now. What a busy season this is proving to be! Thankfully, we have plenty of time to track these systems, as they make their way across the Atlantic in the coming days. I’ll keep ya posted!

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

The passage of a big cold front is ushering in more stable air today, leading to a rather quiet day across the country.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A vigorous disturbance could spark some strong storms and some heavy rainfall across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. That could stretch east a bit later in the day. Meanwhile, a dry and breezy airmass could lead to a heightened wildfire danger across parts of Idaho and southwestern Montana.

Sunday’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Look at that! Snow flakes could be flying across western Montana on Sunday! Hint…that snow will spread southward into more western states early next week, possibly giving some folks their earliest snow on record.

On This Day

On this day in 1986 an unusually strong dust devil moved across the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Arizona. The dust devil blew open the doors of the National Weather Service office, scattering papers and bringing down a ceiling-mounted light fixture. That was not only one nasty dust devil, but one that obviously had a distaste for the National Weather Service! (ha)

Long Range Outlook 

The extended outlook continues to look cool and damp, but not as wet in this period as we’ve seen in previous extended outlooks. This is for Sept 9 – 13. Look at all that colder air in the middle of the country. Some snowflakes will likely be flying in the Rocky Mountains.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

This beautiful picture was taken in Stokes County, North Carolina yesterday by Brian Gordon (@B_Gordon) as he was driving home. He says the scene was so pretty, with the sunlight coming down, that he had to stop and take a picture. I sure am glad he did!

NASA Nerdology

In September 2017, astronaut Peggy Whitson set a U.S. record with 665 days in space! In this photo from 2002, when she spent six months as the Science Officer on the International Space Station, Whitson checks on a soybean plant grown completely in space! But, what did they taste like? (ha)

Friday Funny

This is especially appropriate today. What a nice weekend for camping! Perfect weather.

You all have a great day!

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