WeatherWatcher: Wind, Rain, and Thunderstorms, oh my!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Warmest and coldest days are based on average temperature of the entire day, starting at midnight. All other averages are based on the whole week.

March 5th – 11th :

Warmest day: 46.5ºF (Wednesday the 9th)
Coldest day: 38.5ºF (Monday the 7th)
Rainiest day: 1.62 inches (Wednesday the 9th)

Average temperature: 42.5ºF
High temperature: 52.7ºF (Wednesday the 9th)
Low temperature: 32.5ºF (Monday the 7th)

Total Rainfall: 2.46 inches

High humidity: 100%
Low humidity: 39% (Friday the 11th)
Average humidity: 88%

High pressure: 29.619 inches (Saturday the 5th)
Low pressure: 29.058 inches (Thursday the 10th)
Average pressure: 29.414 inches

March 12th – 18th:

Warmest day: 45.3ºF (Tuesday the 15th)
Coldest day: 42.1ºF (Friday the 18th)
Rainiest day: 2.28 inches (Monday the 14th)

Average temperature: 43.6ºF
High temperature: 52.5ºF (Monday the 14th)
Low temperature: 36.7ºF (Thursday the 17th)

Total Rainfall: 5.84 inches!

High humidity: 100%
Low humidity: 36% (Thursday the 17th)
Average humidity: 91%

High pressure: 29.530 inches (Tied Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 14th, 16th and 17th)
Low pressure: 29.028 inches (Sunday the 13th)
Average pressure: 29.314 inches

Weather highlights:

-Wednesday March 9th we had a period of heavy rainfall dump almost a half of inch of rain in 30 minutes! We also had some breezy wind conditions, gusting to about 34mph at the Home Education Exchange center in Shoreline, also known as the old North City Elementary school.

-Thursday March 10th we had a high wind advisory issued, later upgraded to a high wind warning for the area, with expected possible gusts to 60mph, however the highest gust I saw in the area was once again at the Home Education Exchange center in Shoreline at 42mph.

-Tuesday and Wednesday (March 15th and 16th respectively) we had a couple of thunderstorms roll through the area.

-We have received more rain this month, as of Tuesday the 15th, than we normally average for the entire month of March. So far this month we have received 9.67 inches of rain! This is more rain than we got in January and February combined, and we still have another 2 weeks to go!

-Temperatures finally warming up a little. We are still averaging in the lower to middle 40’s for the most part, which is more closer to normal for December and January, however we’re no longer in the 30’s mostly for average temperatures so far this month. I’ll have more on this later when I write my seasonal report.

Weather for the coming week:

-I’m expecting more of the same, rain storms will start rolling through again at about the middle of the week, maybe sooner. I don’t think we will get as much rain, as we have last week, but it’s not going to be dry. Keep an eye on hill sides as the soil is still very saturated with water.

Tonight, there will be what is called a “Super Moon.” The moon will be a full moon, and at its closest to earth that it has been since March of 1993, it will be about 14% bigger and about 30% brighter than normal. Our cloud cover tonight may actually be forgiving enough to witness this event. The moonrise and moonset should be spectacular if not blocked by cloud cover. The moon will rise at 6:39 PM tonight, and it will set tomorrow morning at 6:44 AM. The distance the Moon from the Earth is 356,642 Kilometers, or 221,607 Miles. (See the photo by Steven H. Robinson)


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