Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Thurs., Feb. 18

Headlines 

Winter Storm Warning through 6:00 p.m.

Refreezing on area roads tonight

A warming trend this weekend

Next system arrives late Sunday night (rain)

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: A light wintry mix, changing to light snow and snow flurries later this evening and overnight.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with morning flurries possible.

Saturday – Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

Monday: A chance for rain showers.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Additional light snow/snow flurries are possible this evening and overnight, with very light accumulation possible. That accumulation should stay under an inch and will likely be closer to a dusting or so.

Meteorologist Mark’s Snow Day Forecast

Little recovery today, followed by a little bit more snow and refreezing on area roads tonight, will likely lead to numerous cancellations tomorrow.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Barring any March surprises, we have likely experienced our last winter storm of the season. I don’t trust March, though, so don’t hold me to that too much. (ha)

A bit more precip is likely today and I’m watching snow showers and snow flurries to our west that will move in later on. Main roads will benefit from temps getting above freezing today, but backroads will likely stay in rough shape. That ground was frozen solid when this snow fell on it. It’s like the snow is laying on an ice cube. We’ll need some really warm temps to see significant melting.

This weekend will bring warmer temps. That will feel nice to many of us.

Next week is looking pretty good.

On This Day in Wx History

1936- Low temperature at Nashville falls to -1 degrees, which is the latest sub-zero temperature on record for Music City.

Almanac

*29* Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 89° at Big Cypress Reservation & Ochopee, Florida 

Low: -34° at Seagull Lake, Minnesota

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Severe storms and flooding rains threaten southern Georgia and northern Florida today and tonight. Farther north, ice is affecting folks from North Carolina to Virginia. North of that wintry mix is heavy snow. Snow will accumulate across much of the Northeast and Great Lakes Region. More ice can be found across the Lower Mississippi River Valley and southern Texas, as well as across the Northwest. A wintry day for many!

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

A winter storm lingers in the eastern US, bringing ice and snow from North Carolina to Maine. The Great Lakes will see more snow, as well. Another winter storm continues in the western US, with mountain snows and valley rains/wintry mix.

 Weather Shots

One might think this is a picture of Mars, but one would be wrong. This photo was taken on February 6 by Jens Bydal. This is a snowy mountain and skyscape near Melchsee-Frutt, central Switzerland, planet Earth. The reddish daylight and blue tinted glow around the afternoon Sun are colors of the Martian sky.

NASA Nerdology 

Today, a rover will land on another planet! Perseverance finally lands on Mars today! It’s carrying an experiment that will produce oxygen from the carbon dioxide of the planet, which could be a source of oxygen for future astronauts who land there! This is an absolutely incredible mission and we wish for a successful landing and 100% success for Perseverance!

And yes, there’s even a weather station onboard!

Coverage of the landing begins at 1:15 CDT on https://www.nasa.gov/! Be sure and tell your kids, for sure! Heck, one of your kids may get to work on this rover someday…..on Mars!

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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