Meteorologist Mark Weather for Wed., Oct. 21

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Headlines 

Warm this week

Rain showers return Friday

Turning much colder next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today & Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Very warm.

Friday – Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance for a shower.

Monday – Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers. A cold front Tuesday may even produce some thundershowers.

NOTE: Temperatures will take a plunge by Tuesday night! You’ll notice significantly colder weather by Wednesday. Some models have even hinted at snow flurries with this next cold snap, though that seems unlikely at this point. I’ll keep you posted!

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

Threats

Hazardous weather is not expected over the next week to ten days.

On This Day in Wx History

1989 – Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico, Arkansas, with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach, Florida, with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette, Michigan, buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24-hour total for October.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 104° at Winterhaven, California 

Low: at Orr, Minnesota

Tropical Outlook

The forecast yesterday called for Epsilon to remain a tropical storm through today. However, the system underwent a period of rapid intensification (we’ve seen that a lot this season!) and is now a cat 1 hurricane. The storm is expected to stay cat 1, possibly cat 2, as it makes its way across the Atlantic. The islands of Bermuda may experience tropical storm conditions, but the hurricane conditions will stay away from those islands. The storm is no threat to the US mainland.

Hurricane Epsilon sure looks impressive on satellite!

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Snowflakes are flying across parts of the northern plains today, eastward to Minnesota. Other than than, widespread hazardous weather is not expected today.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Significant wintry precipitation is likely across the Upper Midwest! Freezing rain, sleet and snow will overspread an enormous piece of real-estate. Otherwise, a wildfire danger can be found across northern California, as well as across eastern New Mexico and parts of the Texas Panhandle.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook

The defining trend in the extended outlooks is widespread dry weather, and widespread cooler weather. October looks to go out very chilly and dry for our region.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shots

Yesterday, the National Weather Service in Seattle tweeted, “Enjoying some altocumulus undulatus clouds at the office this morning. Or as I prefer to call them: “the cool happy wave clouds.”” How cool looking is that sky?

NASA Nerdology 

in 1970, the Soviet mission Zond 8 launched from an orbital platform on its way to circle the moon. It returned many photos of the moon, including this view of how the Moon sees Earth! How blessed are we to have images like this?

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