Transition

Well the poles and the tropics are about to battle. You can see the moisture stretched across the country ready for any sign of a lifting agent to carry it skyward and produce rain, thunderstorms... and worse.

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We are breaking into tornado season and every day we are seeing more and more areas of the Midwest under the threat of severe weather. I know we will start getting some of that action here. I feel bad for being excited about it, because it is a deadly force, and hundreds of lives are lost every year, but it's nothing new. You accept the risk of living in these areas. Below is tomorrow's convective outlook for the US.

From the NWS

It looks like California is under a threat from an oncoming low that is destabilizing the airmass. My buddy in Sacramento has already posted images of a tornady back on March 26. That's not uncommon for CA, but not something you see everyday like the Midwest.

Courtesy of Nils
Tomorrow looks like a mild day temperature wise and then we get a little bit of a colder snap. From what I am told about living out East, don't wish for the summer because it will come with a vengeance.


If you live in the middle of the country.. stay safe.

M

Opening Windows

Where I used to dwell.. it was not really a significant milestone to report that a window or door was left open at home due to the mild temperature outside. Specifically due to recent events here on the East Coast, this is significant.

When I left work today the car said 66 degrees. It had been raining much of the day and it felt nice outside. It looks like we have a lot of moisture to contend with this weekend, but temperatures should remain normal.

You can see the current wave of moisture slowly kicking east with another wave abeam Indiana, inbound. (say that 5 times fast).


Luckily the next few days will not dip below freezing.. rain and warming up nicely by mid week. I think spring is finally upon us. I am excited about the thunderstorms coming. It's not a good thing for the plains this time of year, but I enjoy the excitement that a change in weather brings to this vast cold expanse.



Enjoy your weekend.

M

Warm - Cold

So far the temperature/weather swing at my new home is pretty drastic. Today was in the 60's and we will plunge into the 30's with more snow come Tuesday.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST THROUGH EARLY EVENING. A
WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL TRACK SOUTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY...WITH HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING IN THROUGH MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE CROSSES THE AREA
MONDAY NIGHT AND RAPIDLY DEVELOPS AS IT MOVES NORTH OFF THE MID-
ATLANTIC COAST TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE THEN
BUILDS INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE THROUGH FRIDAY.

So another swing of cold, but I think we are on the swing to spring. Today certainly helped with the realization it is coming.

Temperature over the next three days. Notice the spilling of cold air into the NE.


Enjoy your day!

M