Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri., Feb. 19

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Friday Funny

Headlines 

Clear skies lead one more bitter cold night

Next system arrives Sunday night (liquid)

Highs in the 50s by Tuesday

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Gradually decreasing clouds.

Tonight: Clear and bitter cold. The last bitter cold night for a long while (hopefully for the season!)

Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with clouds increasing later in the day. Rain develops overnight.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly in the morning.

Tuesday: Sunny and warmer. Very pleasant!

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

What is this? I’m actually not sitting here with my head in my hands, trying to figure out if we’re getting ice, snow, or rain or what combo of each and what time will we get those and how much of each one will we get and what part of the plateau will get “this” while the other gets “that” and no one knows if they’re north or south of I-40 and I’m not sure anyone will interpret the forecast the way I need them too and I need to eat breakfast but who has the time and I’m really loving all this but kinda not and now I’m confused for multiple, multiple reasons…………

Nope. It’s actually kinda quiet. I’m drinking my coffee and casually musing over the data and predicting sunshine and warmer temps, for the most part. I could get used to this …..well, for now anyway. (ha) You all don’t want me getting too bored!

We dodged not one, but two ice storms over the past week. How very blessed we are!

Next week is looking pleasant, for the most part. I’m looking forward to those 50s!

My brother says spring is here now and it’s time to plant garden, as soon as the ground dries up a little bit. I don’t recommend taking his advice (Ha!). Remember, never ever never plant anything frost sensitive before Mother’s Day. You’ll regret it 90% of the time. haha I do of people who plant their potatoes in February, though. I wouldn’t recommend it but you can try it, if you can navigate the mud.

I will remind you that the moisture content of snow is always rather low, especially compared to liquid rain. While it seems wet and cold outside, we’re actually running below normal on precip by nearly three inches.

On This Day in Wx History

1960- Sparta receives 10″ of snowfall — its greatest one-day snowfall ever.

Almanac

*28* Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 90° at Immokalee, Palm Beach Gardens, Titusville, Cecil Field, Brighton, & Dundee, Florida

Low: -24° at Copper Basin, Idaho

Today’s National Wx Hazards

The big winter storm of days past moves across the Northeast today, bringing a variety of wintry precip. More snowflakes are flying across the Great Lakes Region. Another storm system brings more snow to the Rockies.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Accumulating Lake-Effect snow falls across New York. Sleet and freezing rain fall on the plains, especially threatening eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Mountains snows fall on the Rockies.

 Weather Shots

Nashville issued this snowfall map from this past event. I had four inches at my house, about 10 miles north of Crossville. We are so thankful we avoided significant icing with both winter storms!

NASA Nerdology 

This is the first image sent to Earth by Perseverance, shortly after landing on Mars yesterday afternoon! What an incredible journey! We are so very happy to see this mission have a successful start and we sincerely hope the entire missing is an enormous success! Now, let’s get that helicopter going! (ha)

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

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