Rain is on the way

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Main Threats

No major threats in sight, though we may see our first frost Wednesday night. Stay tuned.

Summary

We should get in one more nice day on the plateau before our next storm system moves in overnight. We will see showers overspread the area after dark. Those showers will be with us right on through Tuesday.

Once the front clears Tuesday evening, cooler and drier air will work in here. That overnight low on Wednesday night may bring us our first frost of the season. Stay tuned. That would only be two days after our average first frost.

Tropics

There’s finally nothing much to mention here! There are no storms threatening the U.S. for the next week or longer. The only update to give is that Leslie, spinning way out over the Atlantic, is now expected to just move into southern Spain by Monday morning. Yesterday, I wondered if Leslie would be super weird and try to loop back around the Atlantic. That no longer looks possible.

Records

The chill of the October of 2000 would continue on this day. But, the dry air that made the nights so frosty and chilly, would now help make the afternoons very warm. After a frosty morning start of 35 degrees, Crossville would climb to a high temperature of 75 degrees. Over in Nashville, they climbed from a morning low of 38 to an afternoon high of 81. Winter in the morning, summer in the afternoon.

Today is the anniversary of the “Great Hurricane” that tracked across Cuba, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania in 1846. That thing covered a lot of real-estate, folks! This hurricane’s path was very similar to Hurricane Hazel (also very destructive) 108 years later. This Great Hurricane was the most destructive storm in 30 years for Philadelphia.

As the hurricane swept through the Florida Keys, two lighthouses were swept out to sea. Sixteen people died in one and 14 in the other. One of those lighthouses was managed by Barbara Mabrity, who survived the loss of her lighthouse, but lost seven of her children.

The Great Hurricane was likely a cat 5 storm when it hit Cuba, the strongest storm in nearly 80 years to hit the area. The storm gradually weakened as it made its way up the west coast of Florida, crossed the northern portion of the state and then moved up the U.S. eastern seaboard. A total of 164 people lost their lives. This was quite the storm!

You all have a great weekend! Keep in mind that Sunday blogs will not be published unless bad weather threatens.

As always, thank you all so much for following my blog! I sure do appreciate it.

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