Dry cold front moving through by this afternoon
MM’s Wx Vlog
Sunday: Partly sunny. Slightly cooler. Turning sharply colder overnight.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Much cooler.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warmer.
Wednesday – Friday: Partly cloudy. Much warmer.
Saturday: Chance for showers. Mild.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Very cold air returns tonight! Make sure the outside fur babies are sheltered and warm. FYI, heating blankets can be ordered on Amazon.
Almanac for Yesterday
Today’s Afternoon National Wx Map
A dry cold front will pass through the state today. Cooler temps will follow. The warm front across the plains will bring warmer air to us by Tuesday.
National High Temps for Today
Well above normal temps for the northern plains today.
National Low Temps for Tonight
Much above normal temps are expected tonight across the northern plains.
24-Hour Temperature Change
Temps are warmer in the east ahead of today’s cold front. Temps are cooler across the plains behind the cold front, as compared to this time yesterday.
On This Day in Wx History
1988 – Thunderstorms spawned five tornadoes in North Carolina during the early morning hours. A powerful tornado ripped through one of the most densely populated areas of Raleigh, destroying hundreds of homes and damaging thousands more. The tornado killed four persons along its 83-mile track, and injured 154 others. Total damage was estimated at more than 77 million dollars.
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.
Estimated Population in Drought Areas in the South: 5,614,886
Meteorologist Mark Pro
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