Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Evening Post for April 29th, 2017: First 90F Day of the Year Here in D.C.; First 100 Days of Trump Tragi-Farce; and a Brief Update

**This entry was posted April 29th, 2017.**

2000 block New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 4:02PM April 29, 2017.

It already looks (and feels) like high summer.

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As a brief update this Saturday night ...

For starts, last night, I went to No. 9 and Trade but have nothing of note to say. I got home and went to bed around 4AM. Today, I finally got up and out of bed around 3PM (!), but I did make it to the gym. I did a 5-mile jog over 47+ minutes, not my usual 6-1/3 miles over 60 minutes. I also got in some weightlifting and a swim.

Weather Update ...

The composite radar national mosaic for the central portion of the United States at 2248 UTC (5:48PM CDT), April 29, 2017.

As you can see -- and, as usual -- all the interesting weather is well-removed from the mid-Atlantic region.

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Today was a frickin' excessively hot day -- the first 90F official reading of the year here in D.C. with a high of 91F at KDCA. That also tied the daily record high for the day (set way back in 1871 in a pre-National Airport record). Meanwhile, both KBWI and KIAD reached 89F while KDMH had a high of 92F.

The KIAD high was also a daily record high -- surpassing the 87F set in 1996 and 1974. KDMH does not have a 30-year record period yet.

Overnight lows might challenge daily record high minima. These are in the 62F to 68F range, depending on the airport location.

NWS map of weather advisories, updated 2318 UTC (7:18PM EDT) April 29, 2017.

It looks about the same now. This map does not include the legend but the dark red are flash flood warnings, lime are flood warnings, hot pink is winter storm warnings, and orange red are blizzard warnings, among others.

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The middle of the United States is very stormy (see above images) with everything from flash flood and flood warnings in Missouri to winter storm and blizzard warnings in western Kansas (see map above). Here in the mid-Atlantic, there isn't much weather. There are t-storms in the forecast, but I call bullshit on that.

Here are some radar and other weather-related images:

Great Lakes sector NWS composite radar mosaic, looped 2128 - 2238 UTC April 29, 2017.

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Upper Mississippi Valley sector NWS composite radar mosaic, looped 2158 - 2308 UTC April 29, 2017.

In southern Missouri, that is a squall line. In western Kansas, that is wind-driven snow and sleet.

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NWS high-resolution surface weather map for a portion of the Lower 48, 0Z (8PM EDT) April 30 (April 29th), 2017.

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I guess I have to note this ...

Today is Trump's 100th day in office (and office that he should never have held and won for reasons that are historical tragedy and farce blended together). Trump apparently spent it tweeting away about bullshit (unfair media coverage) before running up to Harrisburg Pennsylvania for a hate rally with his idiot enthno-national marks, er, devoted supporters. It was also the climate rally here in D.C. (obviously, I didn't go to it).


For tonight, I don't really have anything planned -- just the usual Saturday night doings (Trade and Old Ebbitt). For tomorrow -- Sunday, my own totally free day -- I would like to get up early (that is, before 1PM) and take a walk before getting lunch somewhere.

Ha ha

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OK, that's all for now. My next planned update will be Monday or Tuesday. However, I have a jukebox Saturday Night entry to follow shortly.

--Regulus

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