Baldwin’s Wednesday Wx Blog for Sept. 30

At a Glance

48-Hour Weather

Threats

Some patchy frost is possible late Thursday night/Friday morning. The possibility of patchy frost increases for Friday night/Saturday morning. I plan to be out there early Saturday, getting some frost pictures out in the open fields and typically-colder spots.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. A bit breezy by evening.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and quite pleasant. Isolated, patchy frost possible late in the night.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cool. Patchy frost possible overnight.

Saturday: Morning patchy frost, followed by mostly sunny skies. Very fall-like and pleasant.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. An overnight shower is possible.

Monday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

You can’t order better Fall hay weather, folks. The only “fly in the ointment” is the cool, damp nights, especially Sunday night. There may even be a few showers around Sunday night. The good news is that the afternoon air will be very dry each day of this forecast period.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 110° at Brawley, California

Low: 11° at Grand Lake, Colorado

Tropics

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical disturbance (orange x), as it moves toward an area of favorable development by this weekend. A tropical storm could form by the end of the weekend. It is unclear where it would track, but there is the chance it could get into the southern Gulf. I’ll keep an eye on it.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Widespread hazardous weather is not expected anywhere in the country today.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Some unsettled weather can be found across northeastern portions of the country, but it’s generally a quiet day.

 On This Day

On this day in 1970, a 19-month drought in southern California came to a climax. The drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire conditions in California history, as hot Santa Anna winds sent the temperature soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and to 97 degrees at San Diego. During that last week of September, whole communities of interior San Diego County were consumed by fire. Half a million acres were burned, and the fires caused fifty million dollars damage. 

Long Range Outlook 

There continue to be strong indications that cool and dry weather will stay with us through much of next week. However, there are also strong indications that the heat out West will shift eastward by the end of next week, perhaps giving us another taste of Summer? Unless something develops in the tropics, dry weather may be here for a while.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shot

Today’s image is from Crested Butte, Colorado by Aaron Rigsby (@AaronRigsbyOSC). Those yellows are really coming through!

NASA Nerdology

The latest research shows even more promise for life on Mars! Scientists knew there was a salty, icy lake on the South Pole of Mars. Now, it appears there are several salty ponds nearby this great big lake.

“The possibility of extended hypersaline water bodies on Mars is particularly exciting because of the potential for the existence of microbial life,” the study said. If there really is life in these salty waters, it could take different forms. The scientists speculated there could be anaerobes — tiny organisms that don’t need oxygen — or extremophiles, which can survive in extreme cold or heat.There could even be aerobes — organisms that require oxygen. Salty brines like the lakes or ponds hold six times the minimal amount of oxygen needed for microbes to breathe, the study said.

You all have a great day!

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