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MM’s Sun Wx Forecast

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LOCAL WEATHER 

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected over the next five days.

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Breezy. North wind at 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Northeast wind at 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. North wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday – Thursday: Mostly sunny. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Almanac 

HISTORY

On This Day 

1959 – A tornado struck the town of Ivy, Virginia (located near Charlottesville). Eleven persons were killed, including ten from one family.

1974- Crossville experiences its earliest freeze ever as the temperature dips to 31.

1984- Temperature at Nashville drops to 32 — the earliest freeze ever.

1986- Crossville ties its record high for October with a reading of 86 degrees.

REGIONALLY

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

As expected, drought conditions worsened over the past week. Unfortunately, rainfall from Ian did not reach any of Middle and West Tennessee, so drought conditions are liable to worsen even more over the coming week.

For even more drought info, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/

Tennesseans in drought conditions last week: 14,424

Tennesseans in drought conditions this week: 19,584

NATIONALLY 

Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes

Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago. 

Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 106 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 29 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 83 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 20 degrees (blue star)

Fall Foliage Map

MM NEWS

Rocket Launch Update

Hurricane Ian really took a toll on the rocket launch schedule. The good news is that the Space Coast seems to have weathered the storm well, thanks to lots of good preparation. The bad news is that I can no longer attend the launch of this particular rocket. BUT, I will be back down there sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted!

Update: The NASA Social folks reached out to me yesterday and said that I get priority for the next one!

MM Classes for Kids

Join the email list for updates for when the next classes will be. Just email me at meteorologistmark@gmail.com and request to be added to that list.

MeteorologistMarkPro 

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Other important weather information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, forecast discussion, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Some of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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MM’s Sat Wx Forecast

1958 – NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) became NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). 

LOCAL WEATHER 

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Hazardous weather is not expected over the next five days.

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a few passing clouds. Breezy. North wind at 10-15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Breezy. North wind at 10-15 mph.

Monday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Forecast Discussion

The remnants of Ian are pulling away from the region and that is leaving us with a beautiful weekend! Dry and sunny days, along with clear and starry nights, should be with us for the next 7-10 days.

Almanac 

HISTORY

On This Day 

1752 – The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all its records, and Beacon Island disappeared.

1893 – The second great hurricane of the 1893 season hit the Mississippi Delta Region drowning more than 1000 persons.

1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time.

REGIONALLY

HRRR Radar Model

This simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. today. Notice all the rain stays well east of the area.

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

As expected, drought conditions worsened over the past week. Unfortunately, rainfall from Ian did not reach any of Middle and West Tennessee, so drought conditions are liable to worsen even more over the coming week.

For even more drought info, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/

Tennesseans in drought conditions last week: 14,424

Tennesseans in drought conditions this week: 19,584

NATIONALLY 

Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes

Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago.

 

Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 104 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 25 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 81 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 20 degrees (blue star)

Fall Foliage Map

MM NEWS

Rocket Launch Update

Hurricane Ian really took a toll on the rocket launch schedule. The good news is that the Space Coast seems to have weathered the storm well, thanks to lots of good preparation. The bad news is that I can no longer attend the launch of this particular rocket. BUT, I will be back down there sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted!

MM Classes for Kids

Join the email list for updates for when the next classes will be. Just email me at meteorologistmark@gmail.com and request to be added to that list.

MeteorologistMarkPro 

Subscriptions to my bi-weekly newsletter help pay for materials for the MM kids’ classes! Try a free copy today or subscribe at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ Thank you!   

Other important weather information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

If you feel moved to give to Hurricane Ian relief, I strongly encourage you to look no further than Samaritan’s Purse. They have an excellent credibility rating that is the envy of many other relief organizations. Check them out at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/hurricane-ian/#

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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Ian’s Clouds

If you look to the east you can see the leading edge of the cloud cover of Hurricane Ian! Those of you with an elevated and clear view to the east (toward Knoxville) will have the best chance of seeing those clouds.

Ian is poised to move onshore the South Carolina coastline with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Higher gusts are likely. The main effects of Ian will stay well to the east of the Cumberland Plateau.

The current satellite view shows the leading edge of Ian’s clouds just east of Knoxville. Our elevation on the plateau allows us to see those from here.