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A nice weekend to get outside and have fun!
Rain chances begin Tuesday
Keeping an eye on the tropics and Eta
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
This Weekend: Partly cloudy and very nice. Get outside!
Monday: Continued partly cloudy and quite nice.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for a shower.
Veteran’s Day Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.
Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy and mild.
Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern
Hazardous weather is not expected over the next 7-10 days.
On This Day in Wx History
1951 – At 7:00 in the morning, a blinding flash from a huge ball of fire, along with a terrific roar, occurred over parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The commotion was caused by a disintegrating meteor. Windows were broken in and near Hinton, Oklahoma! Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! (ha)
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 94° at Marana & Apache Junction, Arizona, as well as at Death Valley, California
Low: 15° at Peter Sinks, Utah & Angel Fire, New Mexico
The tropical depression in the Caribbean is expected to become Tropical Storm Eta sometime today. That center of the system will then track toward Cuba and eventually southern Florida and the Florida Keys region by Monday (though impacts will begin tomorrow). The system is expected to remain a tropical storm, though it is possible it could become a low-end hurricane in the eastern Gulf by Wednesday. The path beyond the middle of next week is quite uncertain, though some of the more reliable models have it swinging back east and making landfall along the northern coast of western Florida (just north of Tampa?). The system may then move up the eastern seaboard. I’ll keep you posted.
Another area of disturbed weather will likely develop in the eastern Atlantic. That could become another named storm in time.
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Snowflakes are flying out west, with heavy snow expected across western Montana and southwest Colorado. Quiet weather prevails in the eastern US.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Heavy snow and freezing rain covers much of Montana and northern North Dakota. Accumulating snowfall will overspread much of the northern Rockies. Conditions remain quiet in the east, though all eyes will be on Tropical Storm Eta and the forecast path that takes it to southern Florida by Monday.
8 – 14 Day Outlook (Nov 14-20)
Heat builds in the eastern US, while precipitation trails off for nearly every region except the Pacific Northwest. If this verifies, we could see record heat in our region by next weekend.
Check out the sunset picture the Clingmans Dome tower cam took yesterday. Anyone else wish you were in the Great Smoky Mountains right now?
During this week in 2013, the Indian Space Research Organization launched the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan, their first interplanetary mission! The orbiter studies Martian topography, morphology, mineralogy, and atmosphere.