Meteorologist Mark’s Christmas Day Wx Blog

Merry Christmas!

Headlines 

A cold Christmas with some snow flurries

Warming trend begins this weekend

Next significant storm system arrives Wednesday

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Christmas Day: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered snow flurries. Clearing overnight.

Saturday: Sunny and warmer.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Increasing clouds through the day.

Monday – Tuesday: Mostly cloudy.

Wednesday: Chance of showers.

Thursday: Chance for rain and/or snow.

Threats

Be careful in the cold weather today and tonight. Bitter cold air has settled in and the risk for frostbite and hyperthermia is rather high. Be safe.

On This Day in Wx History

1983 – It was the coldest Christmas Day of modern record for the central and eastern U.S. More than 125 cities reported record low temperatures for the date, and thirty-four of those cities reported all-time records for the month of December. The temperature plunged to one degree below zero at Huntsville Alabama, and dipped to 14 degrees at Galveston, Texas. Snow covered the ground from the Pacific Northwest through much of the Great Plains Region to the Northern Appalachians. 

Crossville set a record low of -7 that morning!

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 84° at Titusville, Sebring, Big Pine Key, Brighton, Immokalee, Vero Beach, Fort Peirce, & Pembroke Pines, Florida. It was a warm Christmas Eve in Florida! 

Low: -19° at Crested Butte, Colorado

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Flash flooding threatens New England, while snow accumulates from the southern Appalachians to Michigan. Farther west, a new storm system brings rain, freezing rain, and snow to the Pacific Northwest and Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Accumulating snowfall overspreads the northern plains and northern Rockies. More snow can be found along the US/Canada border of New England and Michigan.

 Weather Shots

What a beautiful Christmas morning! I have about one half inch to one inch of snow here at Meteorologist Mark headquarters in Rinnie (ha).

NASA Nerdology 

On Christmas Eve of 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders became the first humans to witness an Earthrise. “This iconic picture, which shows our humble planet suspended in blackness above the lunar surface, is the most influential environmental photo ever taken,” NASA. What a wonderful Christmas present that was that year! And can you imagine wishing everyone a merry Christmas from the Moon?

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