The Meteorologist Mark kids class being offered Tuesday evening still has some spots available. The topic is fire tornadoes and we’ll even be making a fire tornado in the parking lot! Registration is required and that form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. See you there!
A hot and humid weekend (Be careful in the heat!)
Less humid air arrives Sunday night
Watching a tropical system in the Gulf
The hay weather forecast is back!
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today: Hot and humid. Be careful in the heat.
Sunday: Hot and humid, with chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.
Monday – Thursday: Cool mornings and warm afternoons. Very low humidity levels will make it feel quite comfortable.
Friday: Continued dry, but humidity begins to increase.
Hay Weather Forecast (Back by popular demand!)
Please be mindful of the heat today and tomorrow. Make sure you hydrate and take breaks to cool off. The “feels like” temperature will likely be in the 90s to 100 degrees out in those hay fields.
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
Just be careful in the heat this weekend! Make sure you hydrate and stay cool.
Almanac for Yesterday
The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor an area of low pressure in the southern Gulf of Mexico. That area of low pressure is expected to slowly organize this weekend and could become a tropical storm by the middle of next week. The system is then forecast to track northward, toward the northern Gulf Coast.
This system is a slow one. It will be slow to develop, and it will be slow to move. The high pressure that will bring us beautiful weather this week will both help this system develop and keep it blocked to the south. In time, that will change.
Right now, many models show very heavy rainfall moving onto the Gulf Coast by Saturday. Some of that moisture will move north to us, but indications are that much of that moisture will be hindered by the area of high pressure that will still be holding on in our area. I’ll keep an eye on that. Anyone with plans to the Gulf Coast next weekend should monitor this system very closely.
Sun & The Moon
Planting by the Moon
On This Day in Wx History
1968- Golfball size hail is reported with a severe thunderstorm in Putnam County.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 116° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 12° at Copper Basin, Idaho (Does Ma Nature even know it’s June?! ha)
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
A beautiful sunset in Herndon, Kentucky last evening. Photo by Joshua Claussen (@StormyClaussen).
Check out this photo from April 1972! In this photo, Charles M. Duke Jr. is collecting lunar samples at Station Number One. The Apollo 16 lunar module pilot is standing just outside the rim of the Plum crater with the parked Lunar Roving Vehicle in the background.
Incidentally, that rover is (of course) still there. When we go back to the Moon, there is no reason for astronauts not to be able to ride that same rover around!