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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Tues., Nov. 24


Winds pick up tonight

Thanksgiving weather looking good

A very unsettled pattern expected over the next 7-10 days

Wintry precip possible next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Wednesday is a weather aware day. Vey gusty winds are likely throughout the day. In addition, strong winds could accompany any thunderstorm that develops, as well.

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Winds increasing overnight.

Wednesday: Shower and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to severe. Windy.

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy and pleasant.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and mild. Overnight rain showers developing.

Saturday: Morning rain showers, then partly to mostly cloudy and mild.

Sunday: Showers and thundershowers. Turning colder overnight, with rain mixing with snow.

Monday: Rain and snow. Much colder.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

The latest guidance has really diminished the chance for severe storms this weekend. A rumble of thunder is still possible Friday night and again Sunday, but severe storms are not expected.


Winds will increase overnight and become downright gusty. Secure any loose objects outside, including holiday decorations. Those gusty winds will continue on Wednesday.

Some of the storms on Wednesday could be on the strong side. A damaging, straight-line wind gust is the main threat. The Storm Prediction Center has now placed much of our region in the marginal risk for severe storms for Wednesday.

Wintry precipitation is possible to start our new week. At this time, travel problems are not anticipated. I’ll keep you posted.

On This Day in Wx History

1950- Nashville records greatest one-day snowfall for November, measuring 7.2″.


Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 88° at Rio Grande Village, Texas 

Low: -16° at both West Yellowstone Gateway, Montana & Peter Sinks, Utah

Tropical Outlook

An area of disturbed weather continues to show signs of organization within model data. The chance for development is now back up to 30%. Regardless, the system will stay out to sea, no matter what develops.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A busy day! Severe storms threaten Oklahoma with all modes of severe weather, including the risk for tornadoes. Accumulating snowfall is expected across much of Colorado and western Nebraska, as well as across the higher elevations of the northern Rockies. Elsewhere, snowflakes are flying across the Upper Midwest, with little to no accumulation. The same is true across the southern and central plains (blue-shaded region) behind the cold front.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Unsettled weather in the eastern US is the product of a cold front. Widespread hazardous weather is not expected, though strong storms are possible. Accumulating snowfall can be found across Maine and New Hampshire, as well as across the northern Rockies.

Weather Shots

The last online storm spotter class of the year is tonight at 6:30! Register for the class by going to We need all the trained eyes we can get!

NASA Nerdology 

Mary G. Ross, a member of the Cherokee Nation, was a mathematician and engineer at Lockheed Martin. She is the first known Native American female Engineer. When asked about women in the space program in the 1960s, she said that women would make “wonderful astronauts” but added, “I’d rather stay down here and analyze the data.”

NASA honors Mary during Native American Heritage month.

For more information, please visit

Painting by America Meredith.

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