Due to my next Meteorologist Mark weather class for kids conflicting with several school functions, there are still a few spots available. Class is about an hour long and will take place on Monday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. at TCAT (Building one). More information can be found on the registration sheet at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfraF5lIG8pxATPiQd6PCGN-7d9ocPAyIICKEtfxkBr1znB_g/viewform. Registration is required. Thank you!
Showers develop late tonight
Rain & storms for Thursday (some strong?)
Rain & storms for Saturday
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
48-Hour Precip Forecast
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Partly cloudy skies. Warm. Showers develop later tonight.
Thursday: Rain & storms. Breezy.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.
Saturday: Rain & storms likely. Windy.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Mild.
Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the marginal risk for severe storms on Thursday. This is for the possibility of an isolated strong to severe storm. A damaging wind gust is the main threat. I’ll keep an eye on this and let you know if anything changes with this.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion
Anytime we have a front move through in April, it gives us reason to pause and see what the severe weather risk is. For our situation tomorrow, that risk is very low….but not zero. I’ve mentioned in days past that an isolated strong to severe storm would be possible. Now, the Storm Prediction Center feels that threat is high enough to warrant the issuance of a marginal risk for severe weather for our area. The marginal category is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories. The main issues with tomorrow’s threat is that wind shear is sufficient for severe storms, but instability is lacking. Still, I’ll keep an eye on things and let you know if anything changes.
I should note that the severe weather risk is greatest with this system today over the Lower Mississippi River Valley. They have been upgraded to the enhanced risk, which is level three of the five severe weather risk categories. Their instability is much higher today than ours will be tomorrow.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s storm potential…. There is yet another risk for an isolated strong to severe storm, but our area has not been highlighted by the Storm Prediction Center for any threat. That could change. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a marginal risk issued for Saturday, as well. Sunday is looking quite nice at this point.
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
2007- Crossville’s low temperature of 20 degrees sets a new record low for the month, just 13 days after setting a record high for the month of March. Many of you will remember this as the “super freeze.”
A Year Ago Today
74 Days until Summer
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 103° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 6° at Vernal, Utah
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Lower Mississippi River Valley today. All modes of severe weather are possible, including tornadoes. Elsewhere, a wildfire danger persists across central New Mexico.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Rain and storms overspread much of the eastern US. Isolated instances of strong to severe storms are possible, but widespread severe weather is not expected.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
As it readies itself to take flight, NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter has taken its first photo of Mars! The chopper is set to make its big mark on aviation history on Sunday, when it takes flight for the first time. This will be the first powered flight of a helicopter on another planetary body!