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MM’s Mon WX Blog for Apr 19

Weather Headlines

A very cold Wednesday is coming!

Wind and colder temps will make for a winter-like Wednesday

Did I mention Wednesday will be cold? 🙂

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. Pleasant.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with increasing clouds by evening. A chance for showers overnight.

Wednesday: Cold. Brisk north winds. Possible morning snow flurries. Widespread overnight frost.

Thursday: Morning frost. Otherwise, mostly sunny and cool.

Friday: Morning frost. Mostly sunny and warmer.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

While there are no severe weather concerns in this forecast period, a hard frost is expected Wednesday and Thursday nights. Temps could even drop into the upper 20s by Thursday morning. Take note of this is you have frost-sensitive vegetation budding out.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Did I just say snow flurries were possible Wednesday morning? I sure did! If there’s any moisture left over (and that’s a big IF), there could be a snow flurry or two across the plateau Wednesday morning. We’ve had as much as a dusting of snow this time of year before, so who knows? We’ve even had snow flurries through the end of May.

I continue to see no signs of severe weather in the extended outlooks.

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1775 – The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear & crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.

62 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  95° at Ochopee, Florida

Low:   -7° at Peter Sinks, Utah  

Today’s Statewide Weather (NEW!)

Much of the state will see abundant sunshine for Monday. That sunshine may be a bit delayed by some morning fog on the Cumberland Plateau. A warm day is on tap, with highs in the 60s across the Volunteer State.

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Today’s National Weather Map

Accumulating snowfall will be the greatest impact today in the country. That snow will fall across much of Montana and Wyoming, stretching down into Nebraska. That snow could be especially heavy for the Grand Tetons of Wyoming and for the mountains just west and northwest of Denver. More snow is expected to accumulated for northern Michigan, as well.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

Ingenuity has flown!!! This is the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world!!! The flight took place early this morning and was a total success. This now paves the way for future exploration on Mars and beyond, using aircraft. What an exciting benchmark in space exploration history!

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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