Meteorologist Mark’s Weather for Friday, Oct. 23

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Friday Funny

Headlines 

An unsettled weather pattern begins

Turning cooler the middle of next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening. Showers are likely overnight. Very warm.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for mainly morning showers.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday – Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, with a chance for showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

Threats

Widespread hazardous weather is not expected over the next 7-10 days.

On This Day in Wx History

1761 – A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 100° at Rio Grande Village, Texas 

Low: at Big Sky, Montana

Tropical Outlook

Hurricane Epsilon continues to weaken and move out to sea, but we have something else to be concerned with. Development of a tropical depression now looks likely in the Caribbean by the end of this weekend. What’s worse is that it now looks like it will head for the Gulf, rather than out into the Atlantic. I’ll keep you posted!

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A cold front will set off some strong to severe storms across northern Indiana and southeast Michigan today. Behind that front, a big winter storm will be developing across the Northwest, bringing significant snowfall to many of those folks.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Today’s winter storm spreads eastward and across the northern plains and Upper Midwest. Some October snowfall records are sure to fall.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook

The pattern in the 8-14 day outlook looks dry for a great many of us in the US. Temps look to be trending warmer in the western US, while staying cooler in the eastern US (with the exception of Florida). Please note that this outlook will change for the Southeast if we see tropical development in the Caribbean this weekend (and that development is looking likely).

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shots

I had an absolute blast attending Burks Elementary School in Monterey yesterday to talk hurricanes. We even made a hurricane in a bowl! The kids were great and all four Fourth grade classes were just amazing. I can’t wait to be invited back!

NASA Nerdology 

The first pictures from the surface of another planet were taken on this day in 1975! The Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 touched down on the hot surface of Venus and returned this panorama of the rocky surface, along with atmospheric data, before losing contact 53 minutes later.

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