Rick’s Moisture Moves North…
Hello and happy Wednesday everyone. Looks like a wet one out there for the entire Mississippi Valley over the next 24 to 48 hours. Interestingly, some of the moisture may be from Tropical Storm Rick, which was a strong category 5 hurricane on Sunday – sustained winds of 180mph and gusts of near 220mph. It became the 2nd strongest hurricane in the Eastern Pacific since 1966 and the strongest in a decade.
Localized heavy rainfall of up to 5″ may be found in spots through Friday evening – Flash Floods may be possible in areas near Dallas, TX – Flash Flood Wathces are already in place.
Don’t forget about the Orionid Meteor Showers that are peaking now! It’s an annual event that takes place when the Earth passes through the debris cloud of Halleys Comet, which was last in our Solar System back in 1985/86. It won’t be back in our neighborhood until 2061! Ice and rocky material burns up rapidly in our atmosphere causing the shooting stars you see – when those shooting stars are grouped together, it’s called a meteor showers! Check it out:
That’s it for now! Have a wonderful Wednesday and we’ll see you again real soon.
Meteorologist Todd Nelson