Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri., Jan 15

Friday Funny

Headlines 

Winter Weather Advisory for tonight and Saturday

A very unsettled weather pattern

A milder storm system with rain may arrives by midweek

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Becoming sunny. Clouds increase toward evening. Breezy.

Tonight: Light snow develops. Accumulation likely. Breezy.

Saturday: Light snow continues, with additional accumulation. Breezy.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Snow flurries possible.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Wednesday – Thursday: A chance for rain. Milder.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Thoughts (New!)

Clouds will quickly move in this evening, bringing light snow overnight. Some of those snow showers could be quite intense. I expect those snow showers and snow flurries to stick with us through Saturday.

Some of us may see more flurries and snow showers on Sunday. Then, an unsettled pattern turns milder. We could see some good rainfall by the middle of next week. We need it, as we’re running a bit below normal on rainfall this month.

Models get interesting at the end of next week. That’s what I call “model voo-doo” territory (ha), but there are some indications we could be looking at more snow. I’ll keep an eye on that.

Wx Threats for the Next 7 Days

Light snow is expected to develop tonight across the plateau. The snow will likely cause slick spots on area roads for Friday night and Saturday. Be safe if you must be out and about. Snow could begin soon after dark. Locations along the western edges of the plateau have the best chance for snow, including areas from Pleasant Hill, Mayland, Monterey, to Jamestown.

Please note that winds could be a it breezy tonight and tomorrow. Bundle up if you head out. Also, please make sure the outdoor pets have shelter that is free from wind and snow.

Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Scale

On This Day in Wx History

1932 – Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California. The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened with snow, in what proved to be a record snowstorm for Los Angeles!

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 91° at Camarillo, San Pasqual Valley, & Pala, California.

Low: -10° at Bechler, Wyoming

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A wintry day across the nation! Freezing rain threatens portions of New England and the Pacific Northwest, while widespread snow falls across the Midwest and Front Range of the Rockies.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More wintry weather affects the eastern US, with Freezing rain found across parts of New England, and snow elsewhere.

 Weather Shots

I never use filters on my camera. This was the sunset yesterday evening. How crazy and beautiful is that sunset? It’s hard to believe we can have so many social issues on a planet that is so absolutely beautiful. Makes ya wonder what a difference it would make if people would step outside more…….

NASA Nerdology 

In January of 2007, HiRISE, a camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, captured this photo of Jupiter from Mars orbit. I never even thought about what other planets look like from…well…other planets! ha I’ll soon be starting a series here about what other planets would like to Earth if they were in the same spot in the sky as the Moon. It’s going to be really cool!

You all have a great day!

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