Fall-like Air Mass Could Spark Severe Storms
Summer 2012 has proven to be extremely hot for many in the U.S. with records broken left and right. However, Mother Nature is finally sending us a reminder that Fall is just around the corner. Believe it or not, parts of the upper Midwest will struggle to even make it up to 70 by the weekend. Check out the forecast:
Severe Threat Grows
With the change in air masses, we have storms. Strong storms will be expected in the Central U.S. today. Thursday’s forecast is looking particularly active as well. The punch of cold air slides southward, the front and a series of upper lows will result in severe storms into the Ohio Valley and the Northeast. The main threat will be hail & high winds. Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
Severe Threat Today
Severe Threat Thursday
Severe Threat Friday
Ernesto’s Journey Into Mexico
Tuesday night, Ernesto made landfall near Mahahual, Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane. Winds peaked at 103 mph according to the Mexican weather service. Evacuations of coastal fishing communities were ordered Monday night and included Xcalak, Punta Allen, Banco Chinchorro and Mahahual. Quintana Roo, a state of Mexico, prepared 237 storm shelters with the ability to shield over 80,000 people.
You can check webcamsdemexico.com for a live look at Cancun and other locations:
As expected, Ernesto weakened a tropical storm, but might have a chance to restrengthen into a Category 1 hurricane again as its center tracks over the Bay of Campeche. Ernesto will make a second Mexican landfall. Central Mexico is bracing for heavy rain and gusty winds.
An Amazing Martian Experience
The site has been on and off working due to high traffic, but it’s worth a try if you get a chance to check this. NASA released stunning hi-def images of the Mars surface last months. The images were stitched together into an interactive panorama on panorama.dk. Read more here.
Beautiful pictures make people feel happy, so we end on a happy note here with a beautiful picture taken last night from the Mount Washington Observatory:
Thanks for reading.
Meteorologist Susie Martin
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