If you love looking up at the sky to find cool clouds and cloud formations, you’ll be interested to read NASA’s latest report about noctilucent clouds. They released this info to us earlier this week and we’re happy to share it with you here: Launched on April 25, 2007, NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, mission, has provided a wealth of new science on the dynamics and composition of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Designed to study noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds, AIM’s data have helped scientists understand a host of upper-atmosphere phenomena, from radio echoes to giant, planet-scale atmospheric…
Winds continue to gust to over 50 mph in some locations.
Here are some of our favorite Facebook photos from tonight’s storms.
Below average temperatures expected to begin the month of May.
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.
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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.