Weather forecast issued Saturday, November 18, 2023
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MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Drought conditions will continue to worsen across the region this weekend. Burn bans will need to be recognized 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
Mon-Tue Forecast Rainfall Totals
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
On This Day
1955 – An early season cold snap finally came to an end. Helena, Montana, experienced 138 consecutive hours of subzero temperatures, including a reading of 29 below zero, which surpassed by seven degrees their previous record for the month of November. Missoula, Montana, broke their November record by 12 degrees with a reading of 23 below zero, and Salt Lake City, Utah, smashed their previous November record of zero with a reading of 14 below. Heavy snow in the Great Basin closed Donner Pass, California, and total crop damage from the cold wave amounted to eleven million dollars.
1957 – A tornado, 100 yards in width, travelled a nearly straight as an arrow 27-mile path from near Rosa, Alabama, to near Albertville, Alabama, killing three persons. A home in the Susan Moore community in Blount County was picked up and dropped 500 feet away killing one person.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 16. Drought conditions continue to worsen.
The map below shows radar-indicated rainfall from Friday. This system was never expected to bring us much rainfall, but it ended up bringing even less than what was expected for many folks. I recorded 0.16″ in Rinnie (the forecast was for 0.25 or less).
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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