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MM’s Sun Wx Forecast for Aug 28

From NASA: “Nimbus-A [renamed Nimbus 1 after launch], an advanced meteorological satellite, was launched August 28, 1964, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a Thor-Agena B launch vehicle. The satellite was designed in two sections. The lower circular ring housed the meteorological sensors and electronics. The upper hexagonal section contained the altitude control system and had two solar panels with 10,500 individual panels on each side. Nimbus-A weighed 830 lbs. and was comprised of 40,000 components. The satellite was built by General Electric Company and remained operational until September 22, 1964.”

Wx Summary

Only an isolated shower or storm is expected today. If you have outdoor plans just keep an eye on the radar. By Monday, a frontal system begins approaching and that will begin to increase rain chances. Those rain chances are highest on Tuesday, when some of us may even see some heavy rainfall. The front clears out Tuesday evening, setting the stage for a sunny and nice Wednesday and Thursday.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Sunday: A slight chance for an isolated shower or storm, especially in the afternoon and evening. Calm wind.

Monday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. Rain chances increase overnight. South wind at 5 mph.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday & Thursday: Mostly sunny & pleasant. Northwest wind at 5 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

Widespread severe weather is not expected today, but anyone with outdoor plans will need to keep a close eye on the radar. Any storm that develops, though isolated, will have cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at midnight. Notice the very isolated nature of todays’s showers and storms. Not everyone will get them, but the ones that do could recieve very heavy rainfall. Rain chances each day are set at 20%.

On This Day 

1898 – Torrents of rain accompanied by a furious wind upset the rain gage at Fort Mohave, Arizona. However, water in a wash tub set out on the mesa, clear of everything, measured eight inches after the 45 minute storm. 

1959 – Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin bailed out of his plane at a height of 46,000 feet into a violent thunderstorm, and lived to write about the 45 minute journey (which normally would have been a thirteen minute descent). He described it as one of the most bizarre and painful experiences imaginable.


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: 113 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 40 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: 90 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 30 degrees (blue star)

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

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Hurricane Forecast

There are now four areas to monitor! The red-shaded region is the one closest to becoming a tropical storm and that system will be tracked closely. In fact, all four areas will be tracked very carefully by the folks at the National Hurricane Center over the coming week.

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