Baldwin’s Wednesday Wx Blog for Sept. 9

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Widespread hazardous weather is not expected for the next seven days.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: Lots of sunshine. A nice day.

Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy skies, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms by the afternoon and evening.

Sunday: We’ll likely be dodging some showers and storms all day.

Monday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Tuesday: A better chance for a shower or storm, mainly in the afternoon/evening.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Good “fall hay” weather continues for the next few days! By Saturday afternoon, those storm chances will be back, and Sunday is looking pretty wet at this point. Monday looks good again, before more afternoon storms move in for Tuesday.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 106 at Thermal, California

Low: 12 at Berthoud Pass, Colorado

Tropics

There is good news from the tropics this morning! The system moving toward the Carolinas is less organized today than it was yesterday. The chance of this developing into a named storm is looking less likely. Meanwhile, Paulette and Rene continue moving across the Atlantic, though Rene has briefly weakened back into a depression. Both systems are expected to swing out into the ocean and away from the US. Another system is moving across northern Africa and will move into the ocean over the coming days. That system will likely become Sally, and she will have to be watched closely, as she takes a path that could bring her closer to the US than we’d like. We have at least a week to track that system, though.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Localized flash flooding is possible across central Texas and southern Oklahoma today. Meanwhile, snow flakes are still flying from the Four Corners region and up through Denver and western Nebraska. The wildfire danger, unfortunately, remains quiet high today from Oregon to southern California.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

More unsettled weather in the central and eastern US, with snowflakes flying across portions of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.

 On This Day

On this day in 1921, a dying tropical depression produced 38.2 inches of rain at Thrall, Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state. Flooding killed 224 persons. Three feet of that rain fell in only 18 hours. That’s an average of two inches of rain per hour for 18 hours!

Long Range Outlook 

The outlook beyond the middle of September is trending warmer and wetter. This is for the 14th – 18th.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

“Rapid City, South Dakota, (WFO) was 102°F on September 5th and had measurable snow on September 7th. This 2-day gap between 100°F and measurable snow breaks the U.S. record for any station (previously a questionable 3 days at Ardmore, SD, in Sept 1929),” Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49).

Pictured below is video taken at the NWS in Rapid City, South Dakota at 11:43 on Sept. 7. Green trees and blowing snow. Wow….

NASA Nerdology

Ten new payloads are set for delivery to a non-polar region of the Moon by 2022. NASA is working with commercial partners to fly these science instruments and technology to prepare the way for astronauts to land on the moon by 2024. The mission to the moon is called the Artemis project. If you’ll recall, the first moon missions were Apollo. Since Apollo’s twin is Artemis, it only seemed fitting to name these future missions after the twin.

You all have a great day!

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