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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Sat., Feb. 27

Headlines 

More rain showers today

Heavy rain, wind & thunder for Sunday

Flood Watch in effect for Sunday

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers.

Tonight: Becoming breezy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.

Sunday: Flood Watch in effect. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. It will be breezy.

Monday: Mainly morning showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Many of us have already seen around an inch of rain, with 1-2 inches of rain coming for Sunday. Some localized locations may even pick up an inch for than than just for Sunday. The heaviest rain of this system will fall tomorrow. Be aware of that if you live in a flood-prone area and remember to never drive across flooded roadways.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

There are some indications that we could see a strong storm or two across the plateau either today or Sunday. It’s really not an impressive threat at all, so I didn’t even mention it. I want the emphasis to stay on the heavy rain threat, especially for folks who may live in areas prone to flooding. And, as always, be careful if you’re out driving and get caught in a heavier downpour. It’s hard to see and you should never ever cross a flooded roadway.

On This Day in Wx History

1978–Meteorologist Mark was born!

Almanac

20 Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 93° at Pharr, Texas 

Low: -19° at Big Black River & Nine Mile Bridge, Maine

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Mixed wintry precip can be found across the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Accumulating snow will fall across the Rockies and much of the Front Range. Flooding threatens the Lower Ohio River Valley, while a wildfire danger can be found on the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

The flooding threat spreads across the Midsouth and Lower Mississippi River Valley. Meanwhile, more wintry precip threatens New England, the Great Lakes, and the Upper Midwest. More snow can be found across northern Idaho and again across southern Colorado and much of New Mexico.

 Weather Shots

Severe weather awareness week begins tomorrow! This is an annual week designated to bring awareness to the coming threats this spring season. To sign up for a spotter class or to learn more about this upcoming week’s topics, please visit https://www.weather.gov/ohx/swaw2021.

NASA Nerdology 

NASA says to roll out the red “Carpo” for Jupiter’s moon! It was during this week in 2003 that Jupiter’s moon Carpo was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard and others from the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy. Welcome to the club, Carpo!

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2 thoughts on “Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Sat., Feb. 27

  1. Happy happy birthday Mark!!!

    1. Thank you, Angel!

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