Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Tues., March 2

Headlines 

A chance for a rain shower tonight (mainly south of I-40)

A quiet pattern evolving

March coming in like a lamb….

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

A bit of a new look! The lunar and solar data can be found in a separate section below.

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly cloudy. A chance for a shower tonight, mainly south of I-40.

Wednesday: Gradual clearing. Mild.

Thursday: Sunny and pleasant.

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and a bit cooler.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

There’s not much to discuss these days! The only thing I wondered about with this forecast was whether or not to mention that tonight’s showers could mix with snow. Precip is trending lighter with each model run and temps should stay just above freezing, so even if a flake did mix in tonight…you’d likely never know it.

A quiet pattern settles in for the rest of the week. I am a bit concerned about this stretch of dry weather coming. We don’t want to get too dry this time of year. Things dry out fast, especially as vegetation begins to come to life. Let’s hope we get more precip before things get too dry.

This coming weekend looks like a good time to turn the ground for gardens, as it looks right now.

On This Day in Wx History

1927 – Raleigh, North Carolina, was buried under 17.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for that location. Nashville, North Carolina, received 31 inches of snow. The average snow depth across the state of Carolina was fourteen inches!

Almanac

Solar/Lunar Data (New!)

17 Days until Spring!

Free photo Tree Cherry Blossom Japanese Cherry Blossom Bloom - Max Pixel

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 92° at Brighton, Florida 

Low: -24° at Langdon, North Dakota

Today’s National Wx Hazards

It’s a rather quiet day! Some accumulating snow can be found on the US/Canada border of New England and Michigan and some mixed wintry precip may fall in the southern Appalachian Mountains as rain moves in tonight.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Accumulating snow is expected across western Colorado and eastern Utah. Elsewhere, weather impacts are not expected to be impactful.

 Weather Shots

Due to above-average activity in the tropics in the month of May in recent years, the National Hurricane Center has agreed to start releasing details about tropical weather beginning on May 15th, rather than wait until the official start of hurricane season on June 1st. Many of us have felt that the hurricane season should be started on May 15th, so this is a step in the right direction, in my opinion.

NASA Nerdology 

After working as a “human computer” for years, Christine Darden approached her supervisor to ask why men with the same education as her were being hired as engineers. Impressed by her skills, she was made one of few women aerospace engineers at NASA.

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