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MM’s Wed Wx Forecast for Aug 17

The arcing effect arises only because the image artificially compresses (nearly) the whole sky into a rectangle. The meteors are from the Perseid Meteor Shower as it peaked last year in August. This year it peaked last weekend. The featured multi-frame image combines not only different directions from the 360 projection, but different times when bright Perseid meteors momentarily streaked across the sky. All Perseid meteors can be traced back to the constellation Perseus toward the lower left, even the seemingly curved (but really straight) meteor trails. Perseids can appear almost anywhere on the sky. Note the central arch of our Milky Way Galaxy, the planets Saturn and Jupiter toward the right, and some relatively nearby Earthly clouds. The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks every August.

Wx Summary

The forecast continues to trend drier for both today and tomorrow. That’s not to say a stray shower can’t be ruled out, but most of us should stay dry. Showers and storms are expected to increase in coverage for Friday and those elevated rain chances will likely stay with us through the weekend and into at least the first part of next week.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Wednesday & Thursday: A very slight chance for a mainly afternoon shower. Northeast wind at 5 mph.

Friday: Scattered showers and t-storms are likely. Southeast wind at 5 mph.

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. Southeast wind at 5 mph

Sunday: Scattered showers and t-storms are likely. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.

On This Day 

1969 – Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast. Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to 190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion dollars damage. Several ocean going ships were carried over seven miles inland by the hurricane. The hurricane produced winds to 200 mph, and a storm surge of 24.6 feet. Complete destruction occurred in some coastal areas near the eye of the hurricane.

1590 – Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier.


Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 117 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 43 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 95 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 32 degrees (blue star)

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Hurricane Forecast

An area of low pressure may develop in the western Gulf over the coming weekend. That system could develop into a tropical depression or storm as it moves toward southern Texas. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring this closely.

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I had a wonderful time presenting a talk about weather and farming to the Fairfield Rotary club on Tuesday! The audience seemed to really enjoy the talk.


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