Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Mon., Mar. 8

Headlines 

Sunny days continue

Next good rain chance still about a week away

Enjoy the quiet spring weather…

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Monday – Tuesday: Sunny and warm.

Wednesday – Thursday: A few more clouds and warmer.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Warm.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The most interesting thing on my radar is a big storm system that will come at us in about a week. That system is being eyed by the Storm Prediction Center. Areas of the southern plains are already being highlighted in severe weather threats for the end of this week and into the weekend because of this incoming storm system. There is some concern that we, too, will be under that threat by Sunday – Monday. It’s something for me to keep a close eye on.

Following this system, much cooler air looks to spill into our region, leading to below normal temps for much of next week. That could change, so stay tuned.

On This Day in Wx History

1717 – On Fishers Island, located within the Long Island Sound, 1200 sheep were discovered to have been buried under a snow drift for four weeks. When finally uncovered, one hundred sheep were still alive!

I bet those sheep were chhhhhhhiiiilllllyyyyy. lol

Almanac

Solar/Lunar Data 

11 Days until Spring!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 91° at Fountain Hills, Arizona 

Low: -14° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Some accumulating snowfall for parts of Maine and New Hampshire, as well as along the Oregon/Idaho border, and that’s about it!

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

A bit more active of a weather day. Some freezing rain threatens portions of eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Heavy snowfall is expected across the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Meanwhile, warm and dry winds will kick up a wildfire danger for areas within and near the Texas Panhandle region.

 Weather Shots

This is just a picture of some Cirrus clouds, those high and thin wispy clouds you see in the sky from time to time. OH, I forgot to tell ya….this is on Mars! This is a shot from the Curiosity rover on Mars. The photo was taken on March 5. All the buzz is about the Perseverance rover these days, but we can’t forget how super cool the other rovers are! What a shot!

NASA Nerdology 

It was during this week in 1982 that the USSR spacecraft Venera 14 landed on Venus and survived 57 minutes on the 880 °F surface! The spacecraft examined a soil sample and returned photos of its surroundings before succumbing to the heat.

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

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