Baldwin’s Sunday Wx Blog for Sept. 27

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

A few strong storms are possible on Monday, with a cold frontal passage. That threat is greatest north of Cumberland and Putnam Counties. Still, widespread severe weather is not expected.

By Thursday night, we could be seeing our first scattered light frost across the plateau. Friday night could bring widespread frost. Our first frost is typically around the middle of October, though we have certainly had frost much earlier than that. Our earliest frost on record was on September 21, 1956.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

A strong cold front moving through on Monday could set off a few stronger storms, especially for those of you closer to the Kentucky border. Widespread severe weather is not expected.

Once the front passes, a cooler and more stable airmass will move in, preventing storms for this time period.

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday: Scattered showers and storms.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and perhaps some thunder.

Wednesday – Saturday: Cooler and drier, with sunshine. Frost is possible by Thursday night.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

We have the chance for a shower or storm today, followed by two days with better rain chances. Then, the forecast is looking great for wrapping up that Fall hay harvest!

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 107° at both Death Valley, California and Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low: 22° at Copper Basin, Idaho

Tropics

All remains quiet.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Unsettled weather can be found across much of the eastern US, but hazardous weather is not expected. The worst threat is the wildfire danger across northern California.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Unsettled weather continues in the east, with the passage of a strong cold front. The wildfire danger continues for northern California.

 On This Day

On this day in 1987, the base of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. Meanwhile, the top of the mountain was blanketed with 4.7 inches of snow, along with wind gusts to 99 mph, and a temperature of 13 degrees. What a wild weather day that was!

Sunday Story

WEiRd WeAthEr 

Weather can be weird. If you follow the weather for any length of time you will know what I mean!  

On September 16, Hurricane Sally made landfall near Mobile, Alabama. The storm made landfall 16 years to the day that Hurricane Ivan made landfall in the same exact location. 

A town in Kansas has an even weirder recurrence story than that. For three years in a row the town of Cordell was hit by a tornado on May 20th (1916, 1917, and 1918). I would have been awful nervous on May 20, 1919!

Then, there’s the alligator that fell from the sky onto Charleston, South Carolina on July 2, 1843. The gator landed on the corner of Wentworth and Anson Streets during a thunderstorm. It was believed the gator had been picked up by a tornado during the storm and then dropped onto downtown Charleston. 

Some bizarre things have fallen from our skies too. After the Baxter tornado back in March, pictures fell from the sky in Rinnie. Some of those pictures were returned to their owners in Baxter. A car title from a vehicle in Baxter was found in Clarkrange. Similar debris has been known to fall as much as 200 miles away from where some of the strongest tornadoes have occurred! 

The oddities of tornadoes alone give weather a weird reputation. Straw put through trees, chickens defeathered, a home nearly destroyed, while a glass of water sits on a kitchen counter unmoved. It’s all so bizarre. 

Few things are stranger than the structure of  a hurricane; violent wind and rain surrounding a perfectly calm eye. It’s mind boggling and poetic at the same time.

It’s no wonder my mother watches the weather channel and says, “How does God come up with all this stuff?” 

You all have a great day!

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