Baldwin’s Saturday Wx Blog for Sept. 19

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Hazardous weather is not expected for the next seven days.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: Skies becoming partly cloudy. A pleasant day.

Sunday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and quite nice.

Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy. It should stay nice but we’ll keep an eye on “Beta” in the Gulf. It could begin bringing a shower or two by Friday. Right now, that looks unlikely. I’ll keep an eye on things.

Today’s Choice of Outdoor Activity

Any outdoor activity will do today, but my choice would be hiking! Get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather . It’ll make ya feel better! I’ll be out running and wrapping up the training for my half marathon next Saturday in Viola, TN.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

While I’ll have to keep an eye on Beta in the Gulf and the possibility (though slim) that it could bring us some showers by the end of the week or weekend, the rest of this forecast is absolutely perfect for outdoor work. And more than likely, Beta will stay away from us for this forecast period.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 112° at both Mecca and Ocotillo Wells, California

Low: 19° at Brimson, Minnesota

Tropics

Beta will take its time along the Gulf Coast, leading to a high risk for flooding along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. The storm is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow. Hurricane Hunters will be investigating the storm all day, giving us better info.

Hurricane Teddy will make a run for Bermuda. Hopefully, it will pass to their east, as forecast. That would keep the worst weather away from the islands. Then, the storm makes a run for Nova Scotia and could be quiet the storm for them!

We still have Wilfred in the eastern Atlantic, but that system may degenerate in the coming days and just dissipate. The orange shaded region is what used to be Paulette. It could redevelop. If it does, it will still be Paulette, since it has never fully lost its surface circulation. Another tropical disturbance coming off the African coast will need to be monitored in the coming days/week but should swing out to sea.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Beta steals the show with this outlook. All eyes will be on what that storm does. Some unsettled weather continues in the Northwest, where they could use the rain for the wildfires.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Again, all eyes will be on Beta. That’s the most interesting weather on Sunday’s map!

 On This Day

On this day in 1947, the eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans. The barometric pressure dipped to 28.61 inches. The hurricane killed fifty-one persons, and caused 110 million dollars damage. Two days earlier, the hurricane had produced wind gusts to 155 mph, while making landfall over Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Long Range Outlook 

The extended outlooks are trending warmer for the country. This particular outlook is for the end of next week and the weekend. Notice it keeps the moisture from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Beta along the Gulf Coast at this point. Other models show that moisture streaming more northward by next weekend. I’ll keep an eye on that. Overall, much of the country will stay warm and dry for the next week to ten days.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

I took this screen shot of a very powerful Hurricane Teddy just as darkness was about to catch him yesterday evening. A cool shot, if I do say so myself (ha).

NASA Nerdology

Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the first photo capturing the Earth and the Moon in a single frame. The photo was taken by Voyager I, which relayed the image back to Earth from 7.25 million miles away. When I first saw NASA share this on social media I caught myself smiling without even thinking. What an incredible picture this is!

You all have a great day!

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