Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Sat., Mar 6

Special Note

Registration for the next Meteorologist Mark weather class for kids is now open! This hour-long class focuses on the history of tornadoes on the plateau. We will discuss how tornado forecasting and warning has evolved over time and how we can better prepare ourselves to stay safe in these storms.

Hands-on activities will help the kids better understand tornadoes. Class is free.

Class is Monday, March 15th, at 4:00 pm at TCAT. Suggested age range is 8 yrs and up. All kids MUST be signed up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb8NJxnfUtfypWv22qxbBfzZDItZ7tVHijNz00Kqa0rx34zg/viewform

Headlines 

Sunny days continue

Dry and getting drier

Next significant storm system more than a week away

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Saturday – Sunday: Sunny and cool. Pleasant.

Monday- Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Nice.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

It’s going to get dry around here, folks. I see no appreciable precip until about a week from Monday! That’s not good this time of year. Vegetation will be sprouting and drinking up water. The sun’s angle is getting higher and higher, making evaporation more efficient. The result is that we will be needing a big drink of water by the time the next storm system arrives!

On This Day in Wx History

1954 – Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station on the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola, Florida, equaled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow.

Almanac

Solar/Lunar Data 

13 Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 90° at Kingsville, Texas 

Low: -21° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Some snowflakes are flying across western New England. Another storm system brings precip to the Northwest. A pretty quiet day!

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

The most impactful weather on Sunday will be the possibility of some ice across northern Michigan.

 Weather Shots

Sam Shamburger, NWS Meteorologist in Nashville, shared this on social media this week. “Only visible for a second thanks to a lightning flash, here’s a contrast-enhanced, brief glimpse of the March 3, 2020 EF-3 tornado when it was approaching West Wilson Middle School in Mount Juliet – yikes!”

Yikes, indeed!

NASA Nerdology 

Yesterday, the Mars Perseverance Rover tweeted, “I’m on the move! Just took my first test drive on Mars, covering about 16 feet (5 meters). You’re looking at the very beginning of my wheel tracks. Many more to make.”

How cool is that photo??!! Just think……someday…we’ll be looking at human footprints on the Red Planet. Wild.

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

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