It certainly will be a departure from what we’ve had this week as temperatures are expected to be well below average to begin the month of May. Average temperatures are usually close to 70 degrees to begin May. Precipitation is also expected to be below average. New 8 to 14 day outlook has above average precipitation for the area May 3-May 9. (WPC, NOAA)
Warmth streams in from the south and boosts our afternoon temperatures to around 15° above average.
About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the energy of visible light. Since its launch in 2008, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has recorded more than 4,000 TGFs, which scientists are studying to better understand how the phenomenon relates to lightning activity, storm strength and the life cycle of storms.
Sierra Nevada mountain range shows record snowpack compared to previous years.
There have been 10 days that reached high temperatures in the 70s already this year
Temperatures will be above average for most of the upcoming week.
An area of high pressure is moving in that will help push the warm our air direction.
Temperatures are on track to drop into the mid and upper 30s throughout the area.
Between midnight and dawn the Lyrid meteor shower will be happening.
You can help with planetary awareness by adopting a planet for Earth Day.
It will be a cool day, so make sure you grab the light jacket before heading out!
Watching the potential for gusty winds with springtime storms.
Temperatures may be above average to begin May
Wednesday will be our first TinCaps home game this year to be threatened by rain.
Climate data that goes back to 1880 shows March is the second warmest on record.
Since WANE is now the Official Weather Partner of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, we will often use the Weather Blog to write a more detailed forecast for a home baseball game.
Damage was spread across 3 states.
April has been dominated by warm weather.
The Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team took first place in “Outstanding Weather Operations” for 2016.