The rain has arrived
Heavy rainfall and thunder likely today and through the weekend
Severe storms are not expected
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Showers & Thundershowers likely.
Saturday – Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.
Monday: Mainly morning showers.
Tuesday: Scattered showers possible.
48-Hour Precip Forecast
Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns
While I’m not concerned about widespread flooding on the plateau, we could see some localized flooding issues, especially in your typical wetter spots. Areawide, I’m expected 2-3 inches of rain, with some of you picking up an inch, maybe two, more than that. Thankfully, severe weather is not expected. This should just be a good spring-like rain event.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion
Not a lot to discuss this morning. The only reservation I have with this forecast is rainfall totals. Should the axis of heavier rain set up across our area, rainfall totals would be nearly double my 2-3 inch rain forecast and that would be areawide. That is unlikely to happen, though some of you may end up with four or five inches of total rainfall if you end up under a stronger thunderstorm. Speaking of storms, it is nice to report that severe storms will stay away for this round. It’s too early for that nonsense (ha).
Next week’s forecast is unclear, as guidance is very disagreeable. It continues to look mild, so I don’t currently foresee any wintry comebacks next week.
On This Day in Wx History
1972 – The Buffalo Creek disaster occurred in the Buffalo Creek Hollow of Logan County in West Virginia. A coal slag dam on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek burst sending a fifty foot wall of water down a narrow valley, killing 125 persons and causing 51 million dollars damage. Three days of rain atop a six inches snow cover prompted the dam break.
21 Days until Spring!
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 93° at Zapata, Texas
Low: -41° at Peter Sinks, Utah
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Mixed wintry precip may impact travel on the eastern side of the Appalachians tonight, as rain moves in with cold air still in place. That threat extends to the Great Lakes region, as well. More snowfall, some of it heavy, will fall across the Rockies.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Wintry precip will make for compromised travel across New England. Flooding rainfall will threaten parts of the Ohio River Valley. Accumulating snowfall continues for the Rockies, spilling eastward into parts of the Front Range.
This amazing photo was taken yesterday morning at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado by @stormdoctor. He states, “A stunning morning of ground fog on nearly foot-high snow…Pure gratitude.”
Fifty years ago this month, the crew of Apollo 14 carried hundreds of seeds into space—and the Moon Trees that grew from them are thriving around the world today! I would love to have one of these trees! I wonder if they sell or give away the seeds from these trees? How cool would that be?!