Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Either we are soaked...
...or in danger of burning.

Wednesday 4/13/2011, 5:20 AM EDT: National Summary

THE BURNING Despite some areas of the East which received over an inch of rain yesterday, several states in the West remain under Red Flag Warnings for increased fire risk due to dry conditions, as well as portions of Florida. Texas alone has seen 125,000 acres burn in the last two days.

THE FLOODING In the wake of Monday's severe weather outbreak and subsequent heavy rainfall, flood watches and warnings extend across much of the Upper Great Plains and Mississippi Valley.

In the East, a slow, strong low which moved through the Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday is exiting the coast today. Ahead of the cold front, a strong southern fetch of moisture streaming into New England is delivering heavy rain along the coast and inland snow.

THERE'S STILL SNOW... In the Pacific Northwest, mountain snow and lower elevation rain arrives today from the next system. Moderate snowfall is also possible across the Tetons and into South Dakota on the trailing edge of a high pressure ridge moving east.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION The Eastern U.S. Team welcomes Maryland teachers to our presentation today at the MD Society for Educational Technology (MSET) at the Baltimore Convention Center. We hope to video tape and post portions of our "media mosaic" titled "Foot's Forecast: A collaborative opportunity for your students" for educators and readers across the country to consider as how to get more involved in our team. Our thanks to MSET for this generous opportunity to present. (Advisors Mr. Foot, Mr. Lear and the Maryland Team)

Visit our "Stormcast" page for more details on today's stormy weather

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