MM’s Monday Wx Blog for Apr 12

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Headlines 

Shower chances return tomorrow and Wednesday

Dogwood Winter by mid to late week?

No severe weather in sight

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Tuesday: A chance for showers. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Wednesday: A good chance for showers. Turning cooler. Possible frost late.

Thursday – Friday: Sunny and cooler. Morning frost possible each day.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Since a cold snap is coming the middle to end of the week, and the Dogwoods are trying to bloom, I’m going to suggest this will be Dogwood winter. Frost is possible, especially by Friday morning.

The good news is that I can’t find any severe weather in sight. We may even end out April quietly! That would be odd but welcome!

I should note that a cool and rather unsettled pattern may follow Wednesday for several days. While Thursday and Friday are looking good at this point, the weekend may hold more clouds and showers. I have several days to watch that and much can change, but just keep that in mind before making serious outdoor plans this weekend.

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

1927 – A tornado wiped out the town of Rock Springs, Texas, killing 72 persons and causing 1.2 million dollars damage. The tornado, more than one mile in width, destroyed 235 of 247 buildings, leaving no trace of lumber or contents in many cases. Many survivors were bruised by large hail which fell after the passage of the tornado.

It’s very strange for hail to fall after a tornado. That never happens. The updraft must have been rotating so strongly that it was throwing hail out the back of the storm. Just incredible. This tornado was no doubt the most powerful of all twisters…an EF-5.

A Year Ago Today

69 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  101° at Death Valley, California

Low:   at Big Sky, Montana 

Today’s Impactful National Weather

The nation’s most impactful weather will be from severe storms that may develop across central Texas, with large hail being the main threat with any storm that develops. Hail greater than two inches in diameter is possible.

Farther north, accumulating snowfall is expected across much of North Dakota, and again across western Montana and western Wyoming. The snow could become especially heavy for the Grand Teton region of Wyoming.

Thunderstorms will stretch northward from Oklahoma and Arkansas to southern Indiana. These storms are expected to stay below severe limits.

Tomorrow’s Impactful National Weather

Accumulating snowfall is expected across much of the northern Plains, stretching westward to Montana and Wyoming. Snow could adversely impact travel in that region for Tuesday.

Elsewhere, low humidity and windy conditions will fuel a wildfire danger across southern Nevada. Non-severe thunderstorms are expected for the southern plains and Lower Mississippi River Valley.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

Mary Jackson was NASA’s first Black female engineer. After spending decades as an aeronautical engineer at NASA Langley, Mary became the Federal Women’s Program Manager and shaped the next generation of NASA’s female employees. Mary was born on April 9, 1921 and passed away on February 11, 2005 at the age of 83.

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