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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx for Wed., Nov. 4

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A beautiful week continues

Dry through the weekend 

Keeping an eye on the tropics

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today – Friday: Sunny and pleasant.

Saturday – Monday: Partly cloudy and warm. Quite pleasant.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and continued warm, with a chance for showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern


Widespread hazardous weather is not expected.

On This Day in Wx History

1988 – Thunderstorms developing ahead of a fast moving cold front produced severe weather over the Tennessee Valley and the Central Gulf Coast States during the afternoon and evening hours and into the next morning. Thunderstorms spawned 19 tornadoes, including eleven in Mississippi. The last of the nineteen tornadoes killed a woman in her mobile home in Lee, Florida. A tornado in Culbert, Alabama injured 16 people, and caused two million dollars damage. Thunderstorms also produced baseball size hail in Alabama. 


Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 96° at Ocotillo Springs & Palm Springs, California, and at Parker, Arizona 

Low: at Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Tropical Outlook

Hurricane Eta has weakened to Tropical Storm Eta this morning, as the system navigates the terrain of Nicaragua and Honduras. The system is bringing catastrophic flooding to that region. Eta is still expected to move back into the Caribbean and gather strength. It will be very interesting to see what the storm does when that happens. At this time, an impact to southern Florida is looking quite likely by the end of this weekend. Stay tuned.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Weatherwise, we’ve got no worries today!

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Some snow flakes will be flying in the Northwest, but other than that things are peaceful weatherwise.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook (Nov 11 – 17)

The “warm in the west and cool in the east” pattern continues to hold in this period. The dry/wet split across the plains could be a signal for an active period of stormy weather in that region of the country. It will be worth watching as this progresses eastward in time. Remember, November is the secondary peak of severe weather for the southern plains and South.



Weather Shots

The NWS Seattle shared this picture of Mt. Rainier, shot from Crystal Mountain, yesterday morning. They invited us to, “Just take it in.” I think it still looks pretty nice this morning, too.

NASA Nerdology 

Astronomers have spotted flashes of light called transient luminous events on Jupiter, which is the first time this phenomenon has been seen on a planet other than Earth. We see these on our planet above the storm clouds of active thunderstorms, shooting upward from the cloud top. Don’t look too hard, though, as they can be very, very hard to spot! They can also be red in color.

You all have a great day!

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