Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Wed., Dec. 16

Headlines 

Rain and snow for today (little to no accumulation)

Snow flurries for Thursday

More light rain and snow possible this weekend (little to no accumulation)

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

Unavailable today.

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Rain in the morning, followed by a rain/snow mix possible this afternoon/evening. Snow flurries overnight.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with snow flurries.

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday: Showers develop after noon. Snow flurries possible overnight.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance flurries.

Monday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy and mild. Perfect hiking weather!

Threats

Rain will likely mix with snow later today and end as flurries tonight and tomorrow. However, confidence is high that we will see very little, if any, accumulation across the plateau.

More snow flurries are possible Saturday night and Sunday. Again, little to no accumulation is expected.

Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale

On This Day in Wx History

1917 – An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw, Kentucky, and Rising Sun, Indiana. The thirty foot-high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a distance of 100 miles!

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 86° at both Homestead Air Force Base & Florida City, Florida  

Low: -22° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A MAJOR winter storm impacts the eastern US today. This is the most powerful winter storm to affect this area in years. Ice storm conditions begin across western North Carolina and stretch into western Virginia. Father north, the cold air becomes thick enough for all snow….12-18+ inches of it! Travel will be a nightmare across that region today and tonight.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Our big Nor’easter in the eastern US begins moving out to sea, but not before dumping heavy snowfall on new England.

 Weather Shots

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore snapped this pic this morning in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Red sky in morning…. He’s there waiting on the most powerful winter storm in years to impact that area later today.

NASA Nerdology 

A dark storm on Neptune has reversed direction in a process that we have never before seen. The Hubble telescope spotted the change. I’m sure LOTS of research will be done on this. Nevertheless, if blue is your favorite color Neptune has GOT to be your favorite planet! What a beauty!

You all have a great day!

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