March 17: Warm Again Today, Cool This Weekend, Daily Links

WEATHER

Crunched for time this morning, so let’s keep the weather part of this simple.

Today: Nice!
THURSDAY HIGHS

Tonight: Pleasantly cool.
FRIDAY LOWS

Tomorrow: A bit cooler.  But still nice!
FRIDAY HIGHS

Showers move in tomorrow night:
RPM FRI 9P RPM SAT 12A RPM SAT 3A RPM SAT 6A

Spotty showers still possible over the weekend.  Not as washout — in fact, less than a 50-50 chance of rain in any one particular location this weekend.  But still allow some flexibility in your outdoor plans, just in case.  Temperatures will be 8-10 degrees below-average both Saturday and Sunday:
WSMV 7 Day AM
A nice warm-up once we clear out next week!  (Notice the new weather icons, by the way — personally, I love ’em.)

 

LINKS

I’m off tomorrow, so here’s your last batch of nerdiness for the week.  Make it last…

  • Striking images from space of the flooding in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • The Vernal Equinox is at 11:30pm on Saturday.  Equinox means “equal night,” but we already have 12 hours and 2 minutes of daylight today.  What’s up?
  • Seems appropriate for St Patrick’s Day — climate change could impact how beer is manufactured.
  • Short-term pauses in global temperature changes often obscure the long-term pattern.
  • NASA is now deep into the planning phase of its “asteroid redirect” mission.
  • Everyone is focused on sending humans to Mars…why don’t we send people to our other planetary neighbor, Venus?  Lots of reasons, actually.
  • Parts of Pluto’s surface look like snakeskin — and the stuff that creates that effect is very VERY old.
  • The “dark” universe is probably full of strange interactions.
  • Physicists are excited about new data from the Large Hadron Collider — and they’re not wasting any time in publishing their theories.
  • What’s the happiest country in the world?  You’ll never guess…
  • Art and science are more closely related than you think.
  • Most people think that water doesn’t have a taste — but it actually depends on what you eat just before drinking that water.
  • Why do paper cuts hurt so much?
  • Everyone hates being stuck in traffic.  But very few people actually take the optimal route to their destination.
  • So, so, SO geeky…but awesome: using physics to analyze Captain America’s flying kick in the trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.”
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About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WSMV-TV in Nashville.
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