MM’s Wed Wx Blog for Apr 14

Headlines 

A good chance for showers by the afternoon

“Dogwood Winter” by Thursday

No severe storms in sight

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Showers develop by afternoon and last through the evening.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Scattered frost possible overnight.

Friday: Chance scattered morning frost. Otherwise, partly cloudy. Chance showers overnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. Cool.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers. Continued cool.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The weather pattern continues to look cooler and more stable once we get to tomorrow. That will keep severe weather chances at bay for at least a week, maybe two weeks. This pattern could bring bouts of scattered frost, with the first chance for that coming Friday morning. Since the Dogwoods are in bloom, we would call that Dogwood winter.

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

1886 – A devastating tornado, 800 yards in width at times, cut a twenty mile path through Saint Cloud, Minnesota, killing 74 persons. The bottom of the Mississippi River was said to have been seen during the tornado’s crossing. Eleven persons were killed at a wedding party near the town of Rice.

A Year Ago Today

67 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  99° at Death Valley, California

Low:   at both Shell & Buffalo, Wyoming  

Today’s National Weather Hazards

Strong to severe storms threaten the Louisiana and Mississippi Coasts today. Flash flooding will also be a threat there. Farther west, a wildfire danger will be found across western New Mexico and northern Arizona. Farther north, accumulating snowfall can be found across western Montana and northern Wyoming.

Tomorrow’s National Weather Hazards

Very heavy snow is expected across the mountains of southern Vermont, as well as western Nebraska and northeast Colorado. Elsewhere, accumulating snow can be found across Wyoming and western Montana again. A wildfire danger overspreads much of New Mexico and eastern Arizona.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars was set to fly today, after being delayed from flying Sunday. However, now a system update is taking place and they can’t fly until that is finished. It could take several days. A friend of mine from the NASA Socials created this for the occasion (ha!).

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