Warming up & cooling down
MM’s Wx Vlog
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. Mild.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Slightly cooler.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Continued cool.
Tuesday – Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Much warmer.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Very mild.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Almanac for Yesterday
Today’s National Wx Map (New!)
High pressure is in control of our region today, as a warm front lifts north. That warm front will bring much warmer air for today.
Precipitation Amounts Expected Today
Precip well to our north and precip well to our south. We’re left with a nice dry day in between.
National High Temps for Today (New!)
Showers are keeping Texas cooler, while warm air invades the rest of the plains and western states.
National Low Temps for Tonight (New!)
Much of the country will enjoy above-normal overnight lows.
24-Hour Temperature Change (New!)
Can you tell a front is coming? Cooler air scoots east, while warm air invades from the west today behind a warm front.
On This Day in Wx History
1883 – Fire engines were called out in New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, as a result of the afterglow of the sunset due to vivid red ash from the Krakatoa Volcano explosion in August.
December’s MM Kids class will feature a lesson on weather folklore! Stay tuned for a date and registration info!
The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
South Drought Summary
Estimated Population in Drought Areas in the South: 5,614,886
Half an inch to locally an inch of rain fell over Mississippi, Tennessee, eastern parts of Arkansas, and parts of Louisiana. Half an inch to locally over 2 inches was observed over Deep South Texas. Other than those areas, most of the South received no precipitation this week. Drying soils, high evapotranspiration, and worsening SPI and SPEI drought indicators prompted expansion of D0-D3 in western parts of Oklahoma and Texas, while D0-D1 expanded in eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma to western parts of Mississippi. The rains in Deep South Texas eliminated moderate drought and contracted abnormal dryness along the southern Rio Grande River.
Meteorologist Mark Pro
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