After a sweltering summer for many, much of the country finally feels like fall. Temperatures in the majority of the nation aren't getting out of the 60s.
In addition, with the wind factored in, many are dealing with very cool wind chills.
The upcoming week shows promise for some very interesting weather. There is currently a low pressure system coming into the Northweat part of the U.S. that will begin to affect much of the western and central U.S. over the weekend and into the middle of next week.
As you can see, winter weather advisories are already out for parts of the Rockies. As the system moves into the plains and midwest, there will be a chance for heavy rain and even some thunderstorms in the southern half of the region. The northern half looks to see a chance for snow (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin) as the system moves through Tuesday into Wednesday.
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Today brings another hodge-podge of weather across the northern 1/2 of the United States. Much of the area along the Canadian border from Montana to Michigan is under Winter Storm Watches/Warnings for up to a foot of snow. In addition, a small area of New York and Pennsylvania are also under a Winter Storm Watch.
While at the same time, parts of the central and southern plains are under wind and fire advisories.
Finally, some areas in the middle of the country are under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today.
This crazy weather is all due to a frontal boundary making its way south through the U.S. Temperatures at 1:30pm EDT show 20s and 30s near the Canadian border to the 80s in Texas and the southeast.
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Rounding out the Summer Heat Collection, the new Heat Index layers tell you the summary of "How Hot It Feels" outside.
- White: Below 80°F - Not significant risk for heat-related illnesses.
- Yellow: 80°F to 100°F - Caution: fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity. Continuing activity could result in heat cramps.
- Orange: 100°F to 110°F - Extreme caution: heat cramps, and heat exhaustion are possible. Continuing activity could result in heat stroke
- Red: 110°F to 120°F - Danger: heat cramps, and heat exhaustion are likely; heat stroke is probable with continued activity
- Pink: 120°F or higher - Extreme danger: heat stroke is imminent
This is critical information for anyone participating in summer-time activities: sports, camping, hiking, etc. Even keeping tabs on elderly friends and family members, especially at risk from heat-related illnesses.
The Heat Index layers can be found under the Surface Weather category in the Layer Browser.