I hope you like some sun with your Thursdays

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Main threats

No significant threats in sight.

Summary

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Our day is certainly off to a beautiful start! I snapped that pic this morning as I headed out the door.

We get one more day of sunshine and then we’ll have to welcome the clouds back into our neck of the woods. Until then, let’s just just soak up these rays!

Clouds increase for our Friday and that will be our sign that the next storm system is brewing to our west. The rain with this system will try to move in for our Saturday, mainly moving in during the afternoon and evening. We could hear some thunder, too, so be aware of that. If you have anything you want to do outdoors I would try to get that done in the morning.

Showers and t-storms move out Sunday morning but it looks like the clouds will hang around for the rest of the day. Never fear…the sun comes back on Monday.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Many people believe that lightning never strikes the same place twice. That is a myth. For instance, lightning has been known to strike the Empire State Building in New York City multiple times in the same storm. Lightning just looks for the tallest object, it doesn’t care how many times it has already been struck.

Records

A violent tornado outbreak struck the Carolinas on this day in 1984. Twenty-two tornadoes killed 57 people and injured 1,248 others. Nearly half the deaths were in mobile homes. One tornado in Cumberland County, NC reached a maximum width of 2.5 miles!

Three years to the day of that Carolina tornado outbreak, a severe blizzard struck Nebraska and Iowa. Wind gusts to 68 mph and up to 17 inches of snow led to drifts that were as high as 20 feet!  Wind chill readings dipped to 30 degrees below zero. I bet they were wondering where spring was that day!

Almanac

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Record high: 80 (1989)

Record low: 16 (1995)

Today’s sunset: 6:58

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:29

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 27 mins 55 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 30 mins 12 secs

One year ago today

It was a warm day! The high reached 67 degrees, after a low of 51. There was a trace of precip. The maximum wind gust was 28 mph.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: GOOD

Moon phase: Last Quarter, 47% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

That beautiful last quarter moon rises around midnight and remains visible until morning.

News

The NWS Nashville is offering their final online skywarn class of the season this evening at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn all about severe weather from the comfort of your home. Classes last 1.5 to 2 hours and then you’ll be a bona fide storm spotter! (ha)

Follow this link to learn to more and to register: https://www.weather.gov/ohx/skywarn?fbclid=IwAR2yAR4UUXZN2XR8zwzbq18m1tpWO4egKwtRVRMgDr0MhVCGDTXF6A_76QM

You all have a great day!

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