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MM’s Sun Wx Forecast

To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Nebula and associated cloud complex are around 11,000 light-years, while star cluster M52 lies nearly 5,000 light-years away. The wide telescopic field of view spans about 1.5 degrees on the sky or three times the apparent size of a full Moon. (NASA)


72-Hour Wx Summary

Partly to mostly cloudy skies today will produced scattered showers and thunderstorms as we go through the day. That precip should clear out later this evening, giving us a mostly clear and starry night. Monday and Tuesday will feature mostly sunny days and clear and more starry nights, with very comfortable temps.

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

A strong storm or two can’t be completely ruled out this afternoon, though many of us should just see typical showers and thundertorms.

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday & Tuesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Chilly overnight lows.

Wednesday & Thursday: Continued sunny and pleasant.



On This Day 

1977- An F-0 tornado cuts a five-mile path across Cumberland County, near Homestead and Dorton. No injuries are reported. This tornado traveled through the Dorton area, ripping trees from the ground and tearing away roofing and walls of several buildings. It touched down briefly in the Byrds Creek area uprooting 75 large trees at the Rowell’s apple orchard and damaging a motel. After leaving the Rowell property, it crossed Highway 70 uprooting more trees and ripping sections of a roof and tearing the back side from one of the large stone cutting buildings. (SHAMBURGER 2015)


HRRR Radar Model

This radar model is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 


Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes

Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago.


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: 110 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 42 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: 89 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 25 degrees (blue star)

Hurricane Forecast 

Hurricane Ian is expected to rapidly intensify today, becoming a major hurricane by tomorrow night. The storm is then expected to become a cat 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall sometime Thursday night. The storm is expected to begin weakening just before making landfall, but is still expected to be a major hurricane when it comes ashore.

The map below shows forecast wind speeds and areas affected by those winds.


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