Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri, Mar 5

Friday Funny

Headlines 

Sunny days continue

Dry days continue

Next rain chance end of next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight. Cooler.

Saturday – Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Monday – Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

There’s not a lot to talk about. I am watching the storm system coming the end of next week. It looks like it might produce some severe storms on the plains, but I don’t think that threat will make it this far east. We may get on into the second half of March before any substantial threat develops. I’ll keep an eye out.

On This Day in Wx History

1960- Temperature dips to -2 at Crossville, setting a new record low for the month.

THAT is cold any time of the year!

Almanac

Solar/Lunar Data 

14 Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 95° at Rio Grande Village, Texas 

Low: -8° at Afton, Wyoming & Stanley, Idaho

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Some accumulating snow can be found across northern and western New England and in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. A storm system in the southern plains will produce thunderstorms, but they should stay below severe limits.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More accumulating snow for northern and western New England, and a big storm system gets bigger in the Northwest.

 Weather Shots

The NWS announced yesterday that by 2024 it will have suspended the use of “advisories.” From that time on, only watches and warnings will be issued. This is to remove confusion from such advisories. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I’m sure input and discussion between now and then will leave us with a better system.

NASA Nerdology 

Did you know there’s a garden on the International Space Station? During his mission, @Astro_illini has harvested radishes, planted lettuce, & begun growing mustard greens and pak choi. The plants are a source of food, and a connection reminding the crew of Earth. Visiting the labs at Kennedy during one of my NASA Socials was one of the most interesting things I got to visit. I thought it was all absolutely fascinating!

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

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