Weather forecast issued Monday, November 6, 2023
Check out the Field of Honor, honoring those who have served and sacrificed, from November 5 -11. This is located in Garrison Park at 542 4th St.
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Worsening drought & breezy conditions are increasing the wildfire danger through Wednesday.
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
On This Day
1951 – Snow fell from the Texas panhandle to the Lower Great Lakes, leaving record totals of 12.5 inches at Saint Louis Missouri, and 14.1 inches at Springfield, Missouri. Other heavier snowfall totals included 20 inches at Nevada, Missouri, 13.5 inches at Sedan, Kansas, 13 inches at Decature, Illinois, and 10 inches at Alva, Oklahoma. In the Saint Louis area, up to 20 inches was reported in Washington County.
2005 – Severe thunderstorms produced a deadly tornado near Evansville, Indiana during the early morning hours of November 6. There were 23 fatalities from the tornado, with 19 of the deaths occurring in the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park located just to the southeast of the city (Associated Press). It was Indiana’s deadliest tornado since the Super Outbreak on April 3, 1974.
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The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 1. Drought continues to intensify across the state. Now, portions of the plateau have been upgraded to extreme drought.
Last week’s map is seen below.
Current Snowfall Depth
48-Hour Jetstream Forecast
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere, typically occurring around 30,000 feet in elevation. Within jet streams, the winds blow from west to east, but the band often shifts north and south because jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air. Since these hot and cold air boundaries are most pronounced in winter, jet streams are the strongest during both the northern and southern hemisphere winters.
This map moves in 6-hr increments, beginning at 6:00 a.m. this morning, which is forecast hour 18. The brighter the reds, the stronger the winds at 30,000 feet.
48-Hour 500-mb Map
The 500 millibar (mb) map plots a variety of information collected by weather balloons and represents atmospheric conditions at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet. These maps, like the jet stream maps, provide a good snapshot of what is occurring in the atmosphere above and can be especially useful in the winter and spring. This map moves in 6-hr increments, beginning at 6:00 a.m. this morning, which is forecast hour 18.