Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Sat., Dec. 12

Headlines 

Scattered showers & windy for today

Cold rain Sunday night

Rain & Snow possible for Wednesday

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Scattered showers. Windy. Rainfall amounts around 1/4 of an inch.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Rain develops overnight and becomes widespread. Rainfall amounts around one inch.

Monday: Chance of a morning shower. Otherwise, mostly cloudy.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Cool.

Wednesday: Rain & snow.

Thursday – Friday: Partly cloudy.

Threats

The wintry threat I’ve been monitoring for Sunday night now looks like a total cold rain event. We still may see some flurries Monday morning but I don’t expect any accumulation.

Another system will move in by Tuesday night and that could bring some wintry precip chances. I’ll keep an eye on that for you.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

This is not what you want to see if you want snow…..high confidence of little to nothing happening.

Details are sketchy concerning the Tuesday night/Wednesday system. There may be some wintry precip Tuesday night but I’m just not sure that will amount to much. Overall, my confidence has increased a bit toward us not getting much of anything. Stay tuned, as this forecast is still evolving.

On This Day in Wx History

1935- Crossville (Experiment Station) records its greatest one-day snowfall ever, with 12″.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 89° at Pharr, Texas 

Low: -17° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Lots of wintry precip on the map! The main hazards can be found across New England, with freezing rain, and northern Michigan and the region around the Oklahoma Panhandle for heavy snow.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More freezing rain is possible for Maine and portions of the Pacific Northwest (valley regions). Heavy snow will fall across the northern Rockies and across portions of the southern plains and northern Minnesota.

 Weather Shots

This is a pretty cool shot of Washington state’s Mt. Baker Friday evening. The photographer noted that fresh now and a setting sun made for a nice glow. (Photo by @wheeler244).

NASA Nerdology 

“Okay, Houston, the Challenger has landed!”

Yesterday was the anniversary of the last mission of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17, landing on the lunar surface. The year was 1972.

To listen to what that sounded like, go to https://apolloinrealtime.org/17/?t=113:02:13

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