Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri., Dec. 18

Friday Funny

Headlines 

A sunny, beautiful Friday

Next system arrives Saturday night

Warming trend to start Christmas week, Turning much colder by Christmas

A new storm system arrives Christmas Eve with colder air and precip

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny. Increasing clouds overnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Showers develop during the night.

Sunday: Morning showers, then mostly cloudy the rest of the day.

Monday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Weather should be great for seeing the conjuncture of Saturn & Saturn! (aka “Christmas star”).

Wednesday: Increasing clouds as we go through the day. Showers develop overnight.

Christmas Eve: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for rain & snow.

Threats

Hazardous weather is not expected for the next seven days.

On This Day in Wx History

1916- Nashville records greatest one-day snowfall for December, measuring 6 inches of snow.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 86° at Big Pine Key, Florida 

Low: -21° at Angel Fire, New Mexico

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Snowflakes are flying across the Great Lakes and northern Rockies, as well as across parts of Colorado and southern Wyoming. More snowfall can be found in the mountains of West Virginia.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Accumulating snowfall can be found along the US/Canada border of the Northeast, as well as across parts of the northern Rockies.

 Weather Shots

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Well, maybe two feet of snow does? lol This is in Binghamton, New York. Photo by Kevin Williams (@wxbywilliams).

NASA Nerdology 

On December 16, 1903, the Wright 1903 Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft to achieve sustained, controlled flight with a pilot, ushering in a new aerial age. Just 12 years later, Orville Wright would be involved in the foundation of NASA’s predecessor, NACA.

As soon as we got off the ground we were aiming for the stars, I guess you could say.

You all have a great day!

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