A very quiet pattern leading us into Thanksgiving


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We are finally entering into a very quiet pattern! There are no chances of snow in sight. There are no chances for severe t-storms in sight. There is nothing but nice, cool days ahead, with one exception being late Sunday night/early Monday morning, when we could see a shower.  Other than that, I have nothing else to say except be sure and get outside and enjoy this nice weather this weekend!


I guess you could say today’s theme is the “wild weather of the 50s”.

On this day in 1955 a very strong cold front moved across the Cumberland Plateau. Before the front arrived, the high in Crossville had climbed to a very nice 69 degrees in the afternoon. Once the front moved through that evening, the temperature plunged 44 degrees! That led to an overnight low of 25 degrees. Nashville dropped from an afternoon high of 73 to an overnight low of 30. Spring in the afternoon, winter at night!

On this day in 1958 a bizarre storm system dropped six inches of snow on Tucson, Arizona. For perspective, their highs are in the mid 70s today and for the next week. 

On this day in 1959 the U.S. was in the grip of the most severe cold wave in our country’s history. An observation station near Lincoln, Montana recorded a low temperature of 53 degrees below zero! Yikes! That established an all-time record low for the United States for the month of November. Our coldest temperature ever recorded in Crossville is 26 below zero. Can you imagine being nearly 30 degrees colder than that?! 

I just looked at Lincoln’s forecast this week and they are expecting highs around 30 and overnight lows around 10 degrees.


This is the almanac for Crossville for November 15, as recorded by the Crossville airport.


Wish you knew how to use weatherTAP better? Have questions about it? I plan to do a training session next Thursday afternoon for all TAP (aka CHC) employees to show you the ins and outs of weatherTAP. This is primarily for new employees but anyone can attend. A time and place will be announced next week but it will likely be in the big conference room here on the third floor. As a daily user, I can show you things you may not even know weatherTAP can do! Can’t attend? No worries! It may be recorded. Even if it’s not recorded, I am putting together a little how-to manual that I think you may find very useful! If you have any questions just let me know! (email mark@weathertap.com)

Also, if you like to star gaze like myself, there’s a nice meteor shower peaking this weekend. This is just in time for better weather for us to see them by. The Leonid Meteor shower will peak early Sunday morning, but go out and look up anytime Saturday night. Our skies should be clear, so viewing should be great! Expect to see about 10-15 meteors an hour, so it’s not the best meteor shower of the year but you should surely see at least a couple “shooting stars”. The shower peaks about 7:00 pm Saturday but the moon may be a bit bright. Therefore, viewing after midnight is most recommended. Go out and look up! 

You all have a great day! 

Also, I apologize if anything looks weird with today’s blog. WordPress changed a lot of things and I’m using their new format for the first time.

2 thoughts on “A very quiet pattern leading us into Thanksgiving

  1. I was going to ask you to mention the Leonids and then you did but not by name. I love your posts. Reb

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