Weather forecast issued Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The “Field of Honor” honors those who have served and sacrificed. It is open to visitors from November 5 -11. This is located in Garrison Park at 542 4th St., just off Miller Ave by the Splash Pad. An evening of special music is planned to begin at 5:00 and the weather is looking fantastic!
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
1940 – The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, Washington, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge. The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were constructed with spans of varying size. See video of that here: https://youtu.be/y0xohjV7Avo
1951 – At 7 AM a blinding flash, a huge ball of fire, and a terrific roar occurred over parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, caused by a disintegrating meteor. Windows were broken in and near Hinton, Oklahoma, by the concussion.
Youtube vidoes are published separately from this blog now. They are not published daily like this blog is but will become more frequent during times of threatening weather. My YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3zLMT7tqpb6eIaE-8YGog You can subscribe to that channel for free.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 2.
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. 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 winter. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.
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. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.