Rain ends tonight as a few flurries (no accumulation)
A nice, cool weekend ahead
Snow showers/Flurries possible Monday with another cold front
Warming trend by middle to end of next week
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Rain likely. Rain may end as a few flurries tonight. No accumulation.
Saturday – Sunday: Partly cloudy and cool.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for a snow shower. Turning colder.
Tuesday – Thursday: Mostly sunny. Gradual warming each day.
Although we could see a few flurries tonight, and again on Monday, hazardous weather is not expected over the next 7 days.
On This Day in Wx History
1982- Crossville’s high of 72 degrees is a new December record.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 79° at Camp Pendleton, California
Low: -36° at Peter Sinks, Utah
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Mixed wintry precip can be found across portions of the Northeast, while unsettled weather can be found across the Southeast. The wildfire threat continues for southern California.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
A new winter storm moves into the Pacific Northwest, while snow accumulates across much of New England. A new system begins to organize across Texas.
Check out this cool cloud pic, taken by @babowling12, over Sharp Top, Virginia yesterday. That’s called a Lenticular cloud. They are often most pronounced across higher mountain ranges but several folks got some good pictures of them yesterday over the southern Appalachians. These clouds form when the air is stable but, when forced to rise up a mountain, condenses into a cloud. The air has to have enough moisture to form a cloud, otherwise the air just rises but you can’t see it (ie turbulence). Lenticular clouds are stationary and have been mistaken for UFOs.
This photo, taken in 1998, shows the Mars Polar Lander being prepared for testing. The lander was designed to test new technologies and dig for water ice, but on this day in 1999, it sent one last signal just before entering the atmosphere and has not been heard from since! Win some….lose some…