The picture above was taken by me this morning. It’s our first good patchy frost! You only heard it here! I was the only one forecasting scattered frost and there it is! (ha)
Video At a Glance
Today: After some patchy morning frost, we’ll be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Look for my table at the Fairfield Glade Hiking Festival today from 10:00-2:00!
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with just a slim chance for a shower in the afternoon/evening. Highs in the mid 60s, after morning lows in the mid 40s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs in the upper 50s to around 60. Overnight lows will fall to around 40 degrees.
Tuesday – Friday: Mostly sunny skies, with highs around 70 and lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Hazardous weather is not expected over the next seven days.
Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern
Hay Wx Forecast
The slim chance for a shower Sunday afternoon/evening is the only chance of rain for the next seven days. Not a bad forecast at all if you’re harvesting that Fall hay!
On This Day in Wx History
On this day in 1912, the longest dry spell of record in the U.S. began. It would be 767 days before Bagdad, California would see rain again!
Incidentally, the longest dry record in the world was set at Arica, Chile, when they went 172 months with no rain.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 112° at Brawley, California
Low: 16° Grand Lake, Colorado
Gamma is stronger this Saturday morning, with winds of 50 mph. The good news is that it’s looking more and more likely that Gamma will turn into Mexico and away from the US. It’s also looking like the system will not become a hurricane. Let’s hope that hold true because it could move into some impoverished regions of Mexico.
There is yet another system to watch that will likely develop in the Caribbean by early next week. That one will need to be watched very closely, as some models bring it more northward into the Gulf of Mexico. Behind that, another system may develop and we will keep a close eye on that one too. Remember, hurricane season doesn’t officially end until November 30th.
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Some unsettled weather parts of the country today, but hazardous weather is not expected. Notice the snowflakes flying across northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Tis the season! Tropical Storm Gamma is just coming into view from the Caribbean.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
We’ll see a wildfire danger across parts of Montana and some unsettled weather in the eastern US. The only threat appears to be from localized flash flooding in central Florida. You’ll notice Tropical Storm Gamma on the tip of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.
8 – 14 Day Outlook
Warm, perhaps hot, weather continues to look likely for much of the country in this period. Models are picking up on some tropical moisture along the northern Gulf Coast now, from tropical system influences. The Pacific Northwest could use rain, so it’s good the outlooks show them wet.
This very cool blend of exposures of the Harvest Moon were taken Thursday night in Alberta, Canada by Alan Dyer (@amazingskyguy). The exposures were taken two minutes apart. Smoky skies made it look very similar to an eclipsed moon. Very nice!
NASA Nerd Knowledge
It has now been 412 years since eyeglass maker Hans Lippershey filed a patent for the first refraction telescope. His device could magnify objects 3 times!