A beautiful week continues
Breezy conditions for the next 48 hours
Shower chances return Friday
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
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!
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.
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!”
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.