Cooler Temps and Thunderstorm Activity | Forecast 6/27-7/1

Hi fellow wanderers,

While last week was hot hot hot, it is relatively cooler this week. AND! There are more possible thunderstorms in several places around the country. I tell you when it will happen in the video above.

Next Wednesday, I have another outdoors product video for you! We are calling it wandering Wednesday where I discuss the outdoors and nature. You won’t want to miss it.

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to know when I post. The link is at the end of the video.

Thanks so much and I will see you on Wednesday!

-M

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Why Does It Get Hot Before Summer?

Hello one and all!

It’s officially summer. So why in the world does it get so hot before summer officially starts? In the video above, I explain why. As always, I hope you enjoy it.

Please subscribe to my youtube channel. The link is at the end of the video. Thanks so much and I will see you on Friday for your weekend forecast.

Until then,

-M

More Heat for the Week and A Scorcher for the Southwest

Hi everyone!

It was hot hot hot this weekend in both the Denver area and around the country. For most, expect temps in the 80s and 90s for Monday. But that is not the case for the Southwest.

There is a Heat Advisory for Southern Nevada and Arizona. Vegas and Phoenix will see temps of 115 for Vegas and 111 for Phoenix. Although it is not unusual to see those temperatures in both of those places (trust me, I am from Vegas) it could potentially break the record for hottest temperature on June 20th. That being said, stay cool out there, stay hydrated and be safe.

And from bad to good! We have a new set!!!! This is our very first forecast in front of a green screen. I hope you enjoy it and please give us a subscribe by clicking the button at the end of this video.

Enjoy your week! I will be back Wednesday with a video about why in the world is is hot before summer officially starts.

Until then,

-M

Work Week Forecast June 6-10

Good morning all!

Hope you had a great weekend! I am starting up my forecasts again, but this time on video!

For this week, expect a thunderstorm or two to pop up around the Denver Metro area with highs in the upper 80s and 90s.

I have more in the video above.

**I will be doing a weekend forecast that will be posted on Fridays. Also, I will be doing a national forecast eventually. Comment below and tell me where you are from (US only) and I will make sure to focus on those areas.

Until then,

-M

Denver Area Forecast: 3/22/16

UPDATE (9:45 p.m. MDT): 

BLIZZARD WARNING in effect for the Denver-Metro area. National Weather Service estimates 6-12 inches  overnight. Will cause issues for the morning commute Wednesday morning. Please be safe and weather aware.

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It may seem sunny now, but just you wait, Denver, it is going to get chilly!

Yes, snow will replace the warm sunshine for those who live in the Denver-Metro area, probably overnight or Wednesday morning. I’m going to be conservative with the snow totals for this blog and say that we will get less than an inch.

With the change up in the weather, there will also be an increase of winds. Some meteorologists and models I have seen so far say gusts of approximately 40 mph.

But the good news is, it starts to heat up a smidge and we will see more stereotypical spring-like weather on Thursday and Friday with a chance of showers on Friday.

Hope all is well and as always be safe and weather aware.

Until then,

-M

It Will Never Be The Same

A long time ago (in  a galaxy not so far away), I had a TV meteorologist who I used to work give me some advice on going back to school. The one thing she said to me that really stuck (besides, well going back to school would be tough. I mean that was pretty important too) was “The way you look at the world will never be the same.” And ya know, she was right.

Little did I know how right she would be. That now instead of just looking up at the skies and seeing clouds or watching it snow or even trying to calm my dogs down during a thunderstorm that I would see it all differently in just a year of meteorology school.

Now I see a entirely different world than the one we are currently living in. I see clouds being formed by evaporation from the Earth and oceans with so many little water droplets being suspended in the air. I see layers of the atmosphere that each have their own characteristics that make them so unique. Like in this Skew-T screenshot I took a few days ago.

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It may look like squiggly lines and numbers to the untrained eye but this tells weather folk about different levels of the atmosphere, it’s temperature, the winds in each layer and even where the possibility for precipitation will occur or even how spinny (yes, spinny. Don’t shake your head at me.) a storm could become (i.e. tornado).

Instead of it being breezy or so windy it could knock you and your loved one over, I not only think, we should really get inside, I wonder where did the wind come from and where is it going? Is it just winds traveling from high to low pressure or is part of a front too?

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Pic from a website that not only shows you where the winds are blowing on a map but also how fast they are going. You can see all the current winds in the world and where they are headed.

And even while I lay here in bed, writing this to you, and wondering if the symptoms from my migraine will ever end, I feel joy from looking outside my window at the clear blue sky and knowing that we are currently in a high pressure system.

No matter what happens with people or your day or even what will happen in the future, there is an entire world going on around you that is so complex and beautiful. And I am really lucky I get to study it.

So yes, she was right. It isn’t the same. And I don’t ever want to go back. So thanks for the advice!

Until then,

-M

 

 

Great Meteorology Videos To Watch

Hey there everyone!

Welcome to the start of another week. If you are on the east coast, I really hope you are safe and warm! This snowstorm is pretty much everything it should be and I am really thankful to all of those in the meteorological community who warned about it because it could have been a lot worse.

I was thinking about what I like to do when I am shut in due to inclement weather. What I like to do is watch lots and lots of Youtube videos all about weather! So, I decided to make a playlist of all the good weather-related videos I have seen out there by other science nerds on the internet (because let’s face it, I like to share cool stuff from other people too!). Click here and it will take you to my Youtube page. Scroll to the bottom and it will take you to the meteorology video playlist.

Here’s a taste of some of the videos that I have on my playlist:

  • What Causes Stripey Clouds?
  • How Rainbows Form
  • How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth
  • What’s the Difference Between a Solar and Lunar Eclipse?
  • And many more!

I hope you all enjoy this playlist. I will update it as I see more and more. And please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to keep up to date on all weather videos.

Until then,

-M

How Snowflakes Get Their Shape

You’ve heard no two snowflakes are the same but did you know the reason is it all depends on the weather outside?

I researched what goes into the shape of each snowflake and why. And it has to do on several factors. But, did you know that there are actually FOUR different types of shapes to each snowflakes?

Watch my new video above to find out. Click here to go directly to my channel for more videos.

Until then,

-M