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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Wed., March 10


A beautiful week continues

Breezy conditions for the next 48 hours

Shower chances return Friday

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today & Thursday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Breezy. Warm.

Friday & Saturday: A chance for showers.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

This benign weather pattern will continue through the week and into the weekend. I would hardly call the showers we have coming Friday and Saturday anything dramatic, especially for this time of year. There are indications that next week’s weather could become a bit more active, though models are in terrible agreement on if/when any “bad weather” scenario would play out for us. There are also indications that some severe weather could be in the cards, but confidence in that is so low that not even the Storm Prediction Center is highlighting any concern for us at this time. They do note, however, that could change. Stay tuned.

On This Day in Wx History

1989 – Hill City, Kansas, warmed from a morning low of 30 degrees to an afternoon high of 89 degrees. That’s a big temperature swing!


Solar/Lunar Data 

9 Days until Spring!

Am I the only one who can smell this picture? Ahhhhh

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 87° at Rio Grande Village, Texas 

Low: -5° Estcourt Station, Westfield, Masardis, & Knowles Corner, Maine

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Severe thunderstorms threaten eastern Kansas, while a wildfire danger overspreads an area from western Kansas down to southern New Mexico. Heavy snow threatens parts of the Rockies and Front Range, while freezing rain falls on portions of the Upper Midwest.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Accumulating snow falls on the Rockies and Front Range, while a wildfire danger holds on for New Mexico.

 Weather Shots

Sam Shamburger, NWS Nashville Lead Forecaster, posted this on Facebook:

“I grabbed this still image and enhanced the contrast a bit from that incredible video of the Cookeville tornado by Stephen Johnson. You can see on the left side of the image (illuminated by a power flash) that the Cookeville tornado was a relatively small tornado in size but extremely intense in strength, which matches up with the damage survey. The tornado passed just 4 houses down the street from where the dashcam video was taken!”

NASA Nerdology 

Today we remember aerospace engineer and 1st female astronaut of Indian descent, Kalpana Chawla. Dr. Chawla researched powered-lift computational fluid dynamics & enjoyed flying aerobatics. She died as a result of the space shuttle Columbia accident in 2003.

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