Meteorologist Mark’s Tues Wx Blog for Mar 23

Headlines 

A very windy day today

An unsettled weather pattern begins

Rain and storms for Thursday (some storms may be severe)

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower/sprinkle. Breezy.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild.

Thursday: Rain & storms likely. Some of the storms could be strong/severe. Heavy rainfall is also possible. Breezy.

Friday: Clouds decrease.

Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

My confidence is increasing for a severe weather threat for Thursday and Thursday evening. Please plan accordingly. This threat looks to be more ominous than the last round of storms we had. Please note that if you plan to travel to Nashville on Thursday the threat is much higher that direction.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The more data that comes in for Thursday’s storm the more concerning it becomes. There will be a lot of wind energy available and that could really spell trouble if a squall line can get going in that environment. That could lead to a widespread damaging wind threat. The possibility of tornadoes will also exist this day.

This is still a few days away, so things can change. If the track of the low moves farther south, the severe weather threat will move south. I’ll keep a very close eye on this in the coming days.

I will do a special blog update this evening.

On This Day in Wx History

1893-One-half of the state penitentiary in Nashville is destroyed by a tornado, but the 500 convicts had just been moved to the mess hall and escape uninjured.

1968- Springfield measures 10″ of snowfall — its greatest one-day snow ever.

Almanac

Solar/Lunar Data 

89 Days until Summer!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  93° at Falcon Lake, Texas

Low:   -23° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Heavy rainfall and possible flooding threatens the northern Gulf Coast today. Farther west, snowflakes are flying across the Rockies once again. That snow is especially heavy south of Denver. A wildfire danger persists across southern New Mexico.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

More flooding is possible for portions of the northern Gulf Coast, while severe storms threaten the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Much farther to the north, freezing rain threatens the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. More snow flies across the Rockies and parts of the Front Range, especially around Denver.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

The Mars rover Spirit was only designed to last three months on Mars. Instead, the little rover explored the Red Planet for over six years. On this day in 2010, Spirit sent its final transmission back to Earth.

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