National Weather Forecast

On Saturday, showers and storms continue in the Gulf Coast and Southeast states due to a stationary boundary nearby. Showers and snow at higher elevations will be possible in the Pacific Northwest. Otherwise, scattered storms and snow showers will be possible from the Rockies into the Great Lakes.

The heaviest rain through the holiday weekend will be across the Southeast. Isolated locations could see 3″, while 2-4 feet of snow could fall in portions of the Cascades.

Looking toward Easter Sunday, the highest odds of seeing wet weather will be in the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast. A few showers could pop up in the central United States during the afternoon hours.

Masters Weather Outlook

Saturday: For the golfers at the Masters, it looks to be a stormy Saturday with breezy conditions and much cooler temperatures in the low 50s. The golfers can play through some rain, but play will be suspended if there is any lightning.
Sunday: Showers will continue into the morning hours on Easter Sunday, but it should be drier during the afternoon. It’ll still be chillier with highs in the upper 50s, and with breezy northeast winds, it’ll feel even cooler.
Monday: If the tournament gets extended into Monday (which would be the first time since 1983), dry weather looks likely with highs in the low to mid-60s.


Plants emit a “rather noisy” cry for help when under stress, scientists find

More from CBS News: “Plant owners know just how difficult it can be to figure out what they need, especially when leaves start browning or wilting. But it turns out that plants may have been telling you all along. A new study found that when plants are stressed, they emit specific sounds that identify what’s wrong. Previous studies had shown that plants vibrate when under stress, but for years, scientists have debated whether those vibrations become sound waves. By studying tomato and tobacco plants in an acoustic chamber inside a greenhouse, researchers at Tel Aviv University discovered that it’s true – plants cry out for help through airborne ultrasonic sounds.

Suddenly, the US is a climate policy trendsetter

More from Canary Media: “It wasn’t long ago that Europeans were lamenting the United States’ lack of progress on climate. Now they’re racing to keep up. When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, he wasn’t just altering U.S. domestic energy policy. The law’s tax credits for domestic manufacturing and clean-energy project construction changed the global calculus of where companies should operate. Now even U.S. allies are scrambling to hang on to a piece of the booming clean-energy industry. In mid-March, the European Union proposed policies to ensure the bloc’s clean-energy manufacturing base grows enough to meet 40 percent of its deployment needs by 2030. On Monday, France’s finance minister unveiled a set of tax incentives and subsidies to encourage clean-energy manufacturing in the nation and ​“reverse a long-term disindustrialisation trend in the country,” Reuters reported. Lapsed EU member Great Britain weighed in too, but mostly to express distaste for this ​“distortive global subsidy race” with allies.

One of the World’s Biggest Polluters Is Leading a Crucial UN Climate Meeting. Huh?

More from Gizmodo: “The world’s most important climate meeting this year is going to be headed up by one of the world’s most oil-reliant countries. It sounds like the plot of an absurdist play, but it’s reality, and the cracks are already starting to show ahead of an especially crucial year for climate action. Each year, the UN hosts what’s known as a Conference of Parties, or COP, in a different country to keep the world on track in working toward halting runaway climate change. This year’s meeting will be in the United Arab Emirates, just the second time a major petrochemical nation has hosted a COP, according to Bloomberg. The last time was in 2012, in Qatar, three years before the Paris Agreement. This year, experts have warned that we are on an extremely tight schedule in terms of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. It’s a make-or-break year—and the world is handing the keys to the metaphorical car over to, essentially, the head of an oil company.


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