MM’s Tues Wx Blog for Apr 13

Headlines 

A chance for showers has returned

Turning colder by the end of the week (Dogwood Winter)

Still no severe storms in sight

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for a shower. Mild.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Continues mild.

Thursday – Friday: Mostly sunny. Much cooler. Dogwood Winter! Scattered frost by Friday morning.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The pattern continues to look quiet. We’ll transition from very warm to very cool as we go through the week. Thankfully, that transition will be gradual and without any fireworks. By Friday morning, we’ll likely be looking at scattered frost across the plateau.

The weekend continues to look unsettled, with rain showers returning.

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

2004 – The latest measurable snowfall on record hits Jackson, TN, causing six traffic fatalities. Snow was 3.5 inches deep in Jackson, while a range of 1-6 inches could be found across West TN.

A Year Ago Today

68 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  100° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   -6° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s National Weather Hazards

Strong to severe storms threaten the Gulf Coast from near Houston, Texas to Biloxi, Mississippi. Farther north, snow is accumulating across North Dakota and Montana, as well as across southern Wyoming. Once again, some of the heaviest snow will be in the Grand Teton regions of Wyoming. A wildfire danger can be found across southern Nevada and western New Mexico.

Tomorrow’s National Weather Hazards

Heavy rainfall can found from New Orleans, Louisiana to Mobile, Alabama. Meanwhile, snow continues across Montana and Wyoming, becoming heavy again for the Grand Tetons of Wyoming. A wildfire danger can be found across northern Arizona and western New Mexico.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

During this week in 1961, USSR cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space after being launched aboard his Vostok 1 spacecraft! His flight began a new era of human spaceflight and escalated the space race.

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