Not a bad wx week ahead!

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Main threats

No significant threats in sight, though Saturday is being monitored for storms.

Summary

Look for showers, and even some thunderstorms, to be with us all day. We have a lot of cold air aloft again today, so some of the stronger storms could easily produce some small hail. Other than that, severe weather is not expected today.

The weather clears out for tomorrow and the rest of the week is looking pretty darn good. That bodes well for the spring breakers!

The next storm system should arrive sometime Saturday. If we’re lucky, it may hold off until later in the day. The latest model run, and it is the only one thus far, suggests that we may have a severe storm threat Saturday evening/night. That’s just one model run, though. I’ll keep an eye on it and see if that trend continues.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The fastest speed at which a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 mph. Thank friction for slowing that thing down! If a drop picks up more speed than 18 mph it will break apart. Most raindrops fall at a speed of around 2 mph.

Records

Crossville set a new record high for the month of March on this day in 2007. That was when a high of 82 was officially recorded. Whew! That’s warm for March!

On the flip side of things….

On this day in 1843 a BIG snowstorm struck the Southeast. Natchez, Mississippi even picked up three inches of snow! All of East TN was buried under at least 15 inches of snow, with the plateau picking up at least a foot of snow. If only we could go back in time, right? (ha)

Almanac

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Record high: 82 (2007)

Record low: 17 (1960)

Today’s sunset: 6:56

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:33

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 21 mins 05 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 23 mins 22 secs

One year ago today

The high was 53 and the low was 42. A trace of precipitation fell. Winds were light.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: POOR

Moon phase: Waning Gibbous, 76% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

Clouds should prevent any good night sky watching.

News

The damage from flooding in Nebraska to agriculture alone is expected to top one billion dollars. Many fields will be under water for several more weeks to come. Let’s keep these stressed out farmers in our thoughts and prayers. I can’t imagine how tough this is to deal with.

You all be sure and have a good day!

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