Joe Nicholls and NOAA Forecast for Friday, June 2, 2017

Joe Nicholls

A very weak system will move across us today, and the air mass is most unstable late this morning and early afternoon, and stabilizes later in the afternoon and evening. The air mass is cooler today, but will be warming tomorrow and Sunday. Another weak system later Sunday and Monday will bring a slight chance of a thunderstorm, but the overnight models are weaker with this system, so I'll stay with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

NOAA - Steamboat Springs

Today - Isolated showers and thunderstorms between noon and 4 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around 40. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast in the evening.

Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 42. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday - Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Monday - Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

On this date in 1910, the first round trip flight over the English Channel was made by C.S. Rolls. If that name sounds familiar, he is the first half of Rolls Royce Automobiles. Mr. Rolls was fascinated by aeroplanes. He had met the Wright brothres in New York and tried to persuade Mr. Royce to build aeroplane engines. Mr. Royce declined (he would change his mind). Mr. Rolls bought a Wright Flyer, making over 200 flights.

His trip across the channel took 95 minutes. As was the case with many pioneering pilots, Mr Royce died on July 12, 1910 when a control wire broke.

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