March arrives like a lamb today……..
One rain system comes to an end
Another rain system moves in Tuesday night
A pleasant end to the week
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Mainly morning showers, followed by mostly cloudy skies.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy skies continue, with rain showers developing overnight.
Wednesday: A chance for a morning shower, followed by clearing skies. Lots of sunshine by the afternoon.
Thursday & Friday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.
48-Hour Precip Forecast
Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion
We are entering a rather benign pattern for this time of year. After this weekend’s spring-like rains, we’ve only one other system to look forward to over the next seven days. That system will swing through tomorrow night with a chilly rain. Some of you may even see a snowflake mix in with that rain from time to time. After that, things get quiet.
But, you know March…..like a toddler, this month doesn’t stay quiet for long.
On This Day in Wx History
1910 – The deadliest avalanche on record in the United States thundered down the mountains near Wellington Station, Washington. The avalanche swept three locomotive train engines and some passenger cars over the side of a mountain and into a canyon. They were on their way to Stevens Pass. The train was buried under tons of snow. The avalanche claimed the lives of more than 100 people. The station house at Wellington was also swept clean away.
18 Days until Spring!
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 94° at Falcon Lake, Texas
Low: -32° at Peter Sinks, Utah
Today’s National Wx Hazards
Accumulating snowfall can be found across portions of the Great Lakes. Elsewhere, a wintry mix can be found across the Northeast, with little to no impacts.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Aside from some accumulating snowfall along the US/Canada border of New England and Michigan, no hazardous weather is expected this day.
I like meteorological spring better than astronomical spring because ours starts today! In the atmospheric sciences, we do our seasons by three-month increments. Happy first day of meteorological spring, everyone!
After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way. The object has settled near a family of captured ancient asteroids, called Trojans, that are orbiting the Sun alongside Jupiter. This is the first time a comet-like object has been spotted near the Trojan population.
The unexpected visitor belongs to a class of icy bodies found in space between Jupiter and Neptune. Called “Centaurs,” they become active for the first time when heated as they approach the Sun, and dynamically transition into becoming more comet-like.