National Weather Forecast

As we look at the nation for the Saturday before Easter, it’s going to be fairly quiet out there! A few storms will be possible in the Southern Plains, with some rain and higher elevation snow showers in the Pacific Northwest. A few rogue showers may be possible over the eastern Great Lakes and in southern Florida.

It’s going to be a very quiet Easter weekend across the nation precipitation-wise, with the best chance of over a quarter inch of rain across portions of the Southern Plains and Pacific Northwest. It’ll be the Cascades that could see a few inches of snow this weekend.


‘Astronomical’ Cliff Erosion Forces Chatham Weather Balloon Launching Station To Close

More from CBS Boston: “March 31 was an end of an era in Chatham. The National Weather Service’s Upper Air Observation Station, located on Morris Island, launched its final weather balloon after 60 years of continuous service. It’s somewhat ironic that after tracking weather for so long, this observation site is about to fall victim to it. The site for the balloon launches is on the top of a 40-foot cliff with sand and ocean below. Andy Nash, meteorologist-in-charge of National Weather Service Boston, said that over the last six months, the erosion in that area has been “astronomical.” The bluff is losing 1 to 2 feet per week on average, with some storms grabbing 6 feet of sand.

All 11 western states except Washington have areas with severe drought

More from Wildfire Today: “The predictions for wildland fire potential issued April 1 predicts wildfire potential will be higher than normal in Florida, the Southern Plains, and the Southwest through June, 2021. High potential is also expected during April in North Dakota and portions of the state’s neighbors, Montana, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Fossil Fuel Companies Took Billions in U.S. Coronavirus Relief Funds but Still Cut Nearly 60,000 Jobs

More from Inside Climate News: “When Congress looked to prop up a tanking economy and stanch its hemorrhaging of employment as the pandemic spread last year, the oil industry was among those that sought relief. Now, a new analysis shows that dozens of fossil fuel companies received billions of dollars in tax benefits in the coronavirus relief package, but slashed tens of thousands of jobs anyway. While Congress ended up sending billions in direct loans to small and large businesses, a significant portion of CARES Act benefits came in the form of changes to the tax code. At least 77 fossil fuel companies took advantage of those to claim a total of $8.2 billion in benefits last year, even as they cut nearly 60,000 jobs, according to an analysis published Friday by BailoutWatch, a nonprofit supported by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.


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