Weather forecast issued Friday, November 17, 2023
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Even with today’s rain, drought conditions will continue to worsen across the region. Burn bans will likely be enforced through the weekend and into Monday. In fact, increasing winds on Monday could cause the wildfire danger to be even higher that day (before rain moves in later that day).
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
Today’s Forecast Rainfall Totals
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
On This Day
1927 – A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern Washington, DC, injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen over the Potomac River 90 minutes later.
1989 – Freezing temperatures overspread the southeastern U.S. in the wake of the severe weather outbreak of the previous two days. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Gilbert, Arkansas, with a reading of eight degrees.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 16. Drought conditions continue to worsen.
Current Snowfall Depth
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air.
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