Baldwin’s Thursday Wx Blog for Sept. 10

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

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

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

My concern has ticked up a bit, owing to increased chances for storms later Saturday and Sunday. However, the risk for a severe storm is still quite low and will likely remain that way. I don’t foresee my concern increasing more than this.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today & Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, with a very slight risk for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by the afternoon and evening.

Sunday: Rain and thunder throughout the day.

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

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

Today and tomorrow look great! Rain chances really begin to increase by Saturday afternoon and the whole day Sunday looks to have good chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms. By next week, the pattern should begin to dry out a bit, though we will likely still be dodging some afternoon/evening showers and storms.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 100 at Medford, Oregon

Low: 8 at Burgess Junction, Wyoming

Tropics

The tropics just keep getting more active! We now have FIVE areas to watch, in addition to two tropical storms. Thankfully, the areas of interest nearest the US are also the least likely to develop into tropical storms. Still, they need to be watched closely, especially the ones in the Gulf. We’re also thankful for the good chances for Paulette and Rene to curve out to sea. We still have two areas, though, to monitor closely for more development in the eastern Atlantic (the red and orange-shaded regions). I’ll keep a close eye on it all for ya!

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Snowflakes continue to fly across parts of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Unsettled weather continues in both the central and eastern US.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Some unsettled weather continues in the central and eastern US, but widespread hazardous weather is not expected.

 On This Day

On this day in 1919, a hurricane struck the Florida Keys drowning more than 500 persons.

Long Range Outlook 

The outlook in the days following the middle of September continues to trend wetter and warmer.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

The picture below is of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds (they look like waves). They form when air at two different layers in the atmosphere moves at different speeds. In the case of this picture, the winds on top of the cloud are moving a bit faster than the winds at the bottom of the cloud. Pretty cool, right? (Picture by Lori Cox Martin in Lakeland, Florida).

NASA Nerdology

Back on September 6, as fires and an intense heat wave were gripping parts of the western US, NASA was monitoring those fires from the International Space Station. The instrument is called ECOSTRESS and measures temperature from space.

At this time, ECOSTRESS measured temperatures of two fires in California. The surrounding landscape is hotter than usual because of the heat wave. These images were taken shortly after midnight.

Monitoring fires from space gives firefighters precious extra time to get to the fire. What may take people time to report, satellites can detect in short time when a wildfire is developing. Satellites can then track the speed and direction at which the fire is spreading. This information is vital for firefighters heading into the affected area.

You all have a great day!

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