MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for Apr 15

Headlines 

Scattered frost likely tonight

Dogwood winter is here

Showers return by the weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today & Friday: Partly cloudy and cool. Scattered frost by Friday morning.

Saturday: Scattered showers.

Sunday: A chance for showers.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Continued cool.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

One of the many “winters” of spring are upon us! Dogwood winter is indeed here. I’d protect any tender vegetation you may have tonight, just to be safe. The pattern we are in continues to feature cooler days and a more stable atmosphere. This means that severe weather remains out of sight.

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data

On This Day in Wx History

2001- High winds topple the steel radio tower for WGNS-AM. The tower was built in 1946, and stood 328 feet tall. It was Murfreesboro’s tallest structure. Damage to the tower is estimated between $250,000 and $500,000.

A Year Ago Today

66 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  100° at Falcon Lake, Texas

Low:   -2° at Burgess Junction, Wyoming  

Today’s National Weather Hazards

Severe thunderstorms are possible across central Texas today, with large to very large hail being the main threat with any storm. Heavy snow is expected across the mountains of southern Vermont. Heavy snow is also expected across southeast Wyoming, western Nebraska and northern Colorado. Lighter amounts of snow will fall elsewhere across the Rockies. A wildfire danger expands across much of New Mexico and eastern Arizona, thanks to low humidity and gusty winds.

Tomorrow’s National Weather Hazards

Flooding rainfall is expected across Louisiana and southern Mississippi on Friday. That threat also includes the Mobile, Alabama area. Elsewhere, accumulating snowfall continues for parts of the Rockies and Front Range.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This is the latest update!

This is last week’s map, for comparison.

NASA Nerdology 

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover tweeted, “I’m getting ready to do some local science at the Mars’ Helicopter lookout point, while we await the first flight. I’ve been imaging some of the local rocks. Take a look for yourself!”

How cool is that pic!? To see more images, just visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/. The chopper is set to take flight soon, though after two delays a specific date has not been set.

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