Baldwin’s Tuesday Wx Blog for Sept. 8

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Hazardous weather is not expected this week.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today & Tomorrow: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Pleasant.

Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy and more humid. A chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Saturday – Monday: Scattered showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon/evening.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Things are looking mighty fine for outdoor work this week! The next good chance for rain should hold off until the weekend.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 117 at Lake Havasu City, Arizona & at Needles, California

Low: 24 at Grand Lake, Colorado

Tropics

The tropics remain very active but there are no areas posing an immediate threat to the US. The closest system is on approach to the Carolina coastline. That will need to be watched in the coming days. Tropical Storms Rene and Paulette should stay out to sea, but that is not a guarantee. Tropical Storm Sally will soon form south of Rene (red-shaded area). There’s a lot to track this week! If Paulette, Rene, or Sally do threaten the US, that wouldn’t happen until next weekend. Also, the most named storms we’ve ever had in the Atlantic is four. That has happened only six times since records have been kept.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Flooding threatens portions of Texas and Oklahoma, but look at all the snowflakes flying out west! Some areas will pick up some significant snowfall today. Farther west, the gray-shaded regions represent wildfire dangers. Those fires have been horrific there lately and that will continue today.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More snowflakes will be flying in the blue-shaded region, while heavy rain threatens Texas.

 On This Day

The greatest weather disaster in U.S. records occurred when a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas on this day in 1900. A tide fifteen feet high washed over the island demolishing or carrying away buildings, and drowning more than 6,000 people. The hurricane destroyed more than 3,600 homes, and total damage was more than thirty million dollars. Winds up to 120 mph, and a twenty foot storm surge accompanied the hurricane. Following the storm, the surf was three hundred feet inland from the former water line. The hurricane claimed another 1,200 lives outside of the Galveston area.

Long Range Outlook 

After we get passed the middle of September, conditions should begin to warm up and get a bit wetter in our neck of the woods.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

While our weather was gorgeous here on the plateau yesterday, this is what it looked like near Fort Collins, Colorado. Wildfires turned the sky into an apocalyptic-like scene. Photo by Daryl Orr (WxTrackerDaryl).

NASA Nerdology

NASA invites us to take a ride through the universe with them and learn a little something!

You all have a great day!

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