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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Mon., Dec. 14


Precip ends this morning

Cold rain shrs possible again Tuesday night & Wednesday

New storm system arrives over the weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Morning precip ends. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies are expected the rest of the day.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cool. Showers move in overnight.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Cool.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy.

Friday: Partly cloudy.

The Weekend: A chance for showers.


Hazardous weather is not expected this week. At this time, limited moisture within limited cold air looks to prevent any accumulating wintry precip this week.

Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale

Confidence is now high that we will see little to no wintry accumulation with the mid-week system.

On This Day in Wx History

1924 – The temperature at Helena, Montana plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees in 34 hours! The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At Fairfield, Montana the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63 at noon to 21 below zero at midnight. Dang! That’s a shock to the system!


Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 89° at Falcon Lake, Texas 

Low: -36° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

The threat of accumulating snowfall can be found across much of the Rockies, extending into parts of the central plains. More snowfall can be found across northwest Minnesota, the northern Great Lakes region, and across northern New England. A rain/snow mix affects an area stretching from Tennessee to New England.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

An ice event threatens western North Carolina and southwest Virginia, while accumulating snowfall affects portions of the central and southern plains, as well as the northern Rockies.

 Weather Shots

This absolutely beautiful picture was taken on the University of Arkansas’s campus on Sunday by @kalebaturner. A scene fit for a postcard!

NASA Nerdology 

During this week in 1972, the Nimbus 5 satellite launched atop a Delta rocket. The Nimbus 5 had the capability to measure rainfall over the world’s oceans and to map and monitor sea ice.

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