Friday, April 27, 2012

Celebrating A Weekend Of Science

7:05 AM EDT 4/27/12 (Forecaster Mike N.) Neither the hot weather in the south and the cool weather in the northeast is yielding to the other this week, which is both calming adding fuel to the weather pattern! On one hand, we have a rapid fire of storms moving through the area in between these air passes, but on the other, they are weak storms that are getting forced down into the east, then out, giving little time to strengthen. 

GET FESTIVE! On Saturday in the Eastern Mid-Atlantic, though scattered showers can't be ruled out later in the day in with cool highs around 55ºF. That sure won't dampen a passion for epic fun science, to be shared by thousands at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC. Our team will be on site in the Sea & Sky Exhibit of Program Hall A, Booth 3847 with our partner, the National CAREERS Weather Camp Program. We'd love to shake hands with our favorite fans! Featured below are some former Weather Campers who are now Foot's Forecasters! Can you tell which ones? 

Interested in Summer Weather Camp? 

HEAT - The territory owned by the heat right now is the area stretching from Texas to Georgia with a huge swath of 80s and 90s coming in on Friday. Some isolated 100s are possible in portions of Texas, but as a whole, it will be much cooler from the extreme heat of Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will be warm, but not significantly above average in the Foot's Forecast | Metro Atlanta & North Georgia with highs in the 80s and some isolated thunderstorms possible. 

COOL - On the flipside, cool and welcomely dry conditions will dominate the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with below average highs fairly common. Many places typically in the upper 60s or 70s this time of year will have difficulty getting to 60º. For example, BWI in the Foot's Forecast (Central Maryland) zone has an average high of 68º, but highs will likely be only in the upper 50s to around 60. 

SEVERE  - There is fortunately not a significant threat for severe weather on Friday, but there is certainly a chance for some showers and thunderstorms to become strong across the mid-latitudes of the country. Lots of rain is also likely across the northern plains as the next storm system becomes organized clearing the mountains. The severe risk Friday does include the Foot's Forecast | Kansas City Metro region. 

DRYING OUT - The west will begin to dry out, but especially towards the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, some lingering showers are possible through Friday. Those are the areas though that don't need the rain, while the drought areas of the SW will remain dry, but nice. Have a wonderful Friday!

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