Joe Nicholls and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joe Nicholls

There's some impressive rainfall totals from across the area yesterday, so it was good to hit the forecast hard. The data this morning continues to keep a really unstable air mass over us today and tomorrow, so I kept it very busy in the weather department! We do dry the air mass some Friday, and drier with a more stable air mass over the weekend. This should limit the development to just isolated activity.

Joe's prediction for today is a Low chance from Noon to 4 pm; a Moderate chance from 4 pm to 8 pm, followed by a low chance from then to Midnight.

NOAA - Steamboat Springs

Today - Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 9 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight - Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9 pm, then isolated showers between 9 pm and midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday - A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night - A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

On this date in 1945, the U.S. dropped the second atom bomb in history (Fat Man from the B-29 Bockscar) on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. At this point the Big Six (Supreme Council for the Direction of the War) were privately talking to the Soviets to mediate a peace with terms more favorable to the Japanese (meaning the Imperial Army and Navy). The Soviets, who were still neutral, were making plans to attack Japanese forces in Manchuria, Korea and the South Sakhalin and Kuril Islands, to fulfill promises they had made at the Tehran and Yalta Conferences (they did attack Japanese forces and it was an impressive operation) . After the bombing at Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito FINALLY put his foot down and ordered the Big Six to accept the Allied terms and surrender.

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