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

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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

 

 

 

More Snow on the Way for Denver?

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Hi everyone!

Boy, it has been a crazy day in the Denver-Metro Area! Basically, we were hammered with more snow than expected over night. The storm left more than 10 inches in some places (We got 10 inches at my house).

The system really impacted our area. A lot of cars slid of the road (It is still icy as I write this) and a lot of businesses closed early. It was pretty much a snow day for the whole city.

So what does that mean for the rest of the week? I did a forecast for the area in the video above and hint: there may be more snow on the way!

Hope you all are very safe and warm tonight! There will be a video blog posted on Friday and I think another written blog tomorrow.

Leave me a comment 🙂

Until then,

-M

Happy Thanksgiving/ My Crazy Mold Experience

Happy Thanksgiving one and all! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities today! I know my house most certainly will be filling up on lots and lots of turkey and all the other yummy things.

Have you ever had a time where you were extremely thankful for one thing in your life? It could be your kids, your family or your job. This year I am most thankful for my health!

You see, as of this summer, I started dealing with a crazy mold issue. I found out that the carpet in our home is super contaminated with mold spores! Not like a normal level (which is in the 10,000 range), but in the very unhealthy high level (2 million mold spores per affected room!) This problem also led to really bad health problems this year including having a hard time breathing!

At this point, you might be asking, “This is a weather blog. How does this relate to weather?” Well believe it or not, it is a meteorological issue! I didn’t know this until I hired an air quality specialist to come to my house and do an air quality study on my home. Turns out, the specialist is a meteorologist and has a PhD in Atmospheric Science! Yet another tie in to weather and meteorology!

I decided to talk about this problem at full length in my video blog above. I also talk about what I did to help get rid of it because I found that there is very little information out there about mold exposure.

I hope you all enjoy the video and your day!

Until then,

-M

Possible Blizzard Coming to Denver?

Apocalypse? Maybe not but there could be measurable snowfall coming our way.

I thought I would just do a little post about the snowfall that is expected in the Denver Monday night through Tuesday.

Originally, the models (supercomputers which crunch on the physics and math equations for us) appeared as if we were going to get apocalyptic-type snowfall for this. Although it doesn’t look like it will be that crazy (One was calling for 40 inches last week!), it will still be very measurable.

Because I live and breathe meteorology, I’ve been looking at all my sources and here is what I know:

Monday night, that rain will eventually turn into snowfall. We are currently looking at 6-11 inches around the Denver Metro area. The snow will continue until Tuesday afternoon.

NOTABLE ABOUT THIS STORM: This is a very fast moving storm and has a capability of producing high winds. As long as things continue to move quickly, we could see blowing snow and visibility up to 1/4 of a mile.

Since gusts could get up to higher than 35 mph and the visibility could be so bad up to 1/4 of an inch away from you, this could be an official blizzard. In fact, the National Weather Service put out a blizzard warning this morning. If you want to know why I call it an official blizzard, that’s because in order for it to be a blizzard, two criteria points have to be met.

  1. Wind speeds up to 35 mph
  2. Visibility up to 1/4 of a mile

It does not matter if it is really cold or if there is a lot of snow. If those two points are not met, it is not a blizzard. I would just call it a crazy snowstorm.

As always, please be safe Monday night and Tuesday. Take it slow, leave the house early to get to your destination on time and make sure to have enough warm clothes on.

In the meantime, send me your weather pictures of this snowstorm! I will be putting them up on my blog and social media accounts! Email: megan@cloud2ground.net

Have a lovely night!

Until then,

-M