The calm before Sunday storms

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Main threats

SUNDAY: Strong to severe t-thunderstorms are possible.

Summary

Today is looking fantastic! Be sure and get outside if you can. The showers and storms will move in tonight, and they should be with us through our Sunday. Some of the thunderstorms later tonight and Sunday could be on the strong to severe side, with damaging straight-line winds looking like the main threat. I’ll keep an eye on that and do a special update on all of this later this evening.

Showers continue on Monday, before tapering off on Tuesday. Wednesday is looking like the sunniest day of  the week, before more showers and storms move in for Thursday.

The latest convective outlook has the plateau in the marginal and slight risk zones for severe storms. I’ll be watching it all! The severe threat looks to be with throughout the day. I hope I can narrow down more specific times as more data comes in today. Stay tuned. The good news is that the tornado threat looks low (but not zero).

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WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The number one severe weather killer is flooding. Even in hurricanes, it’s not the wind that kills the most people; it’s the flooding. Even though we rank hurricanes by wind power (cat 1, cat 2, and so forth), the most dangerous aspect is the flooding.

One of the most common ways to die in flooding is driving across flooded roads. Never, ever, ever, drive across a flooded road. It just may be your last.

The deadliest non-severe weather killer is heat.

Records

The city of Nashville was blanketed with 1.1 inches of snow on this day in 1971. The high temperature of 42 is the lowest recorded high temperature for the date.

A horrific tornado outbreak killed 446 people in the Deep South on this day in 1936. Mississippi was hit especially hard. In Tupelo, Mississippi 216 were killed, with another 700 injured, when a large and violent tornado ripped through town. In Georgia, a tornado struck the Cooper Pants Factory, killing 70. This is the largest tornado death toll in a single building in U.S. history.

Almanac

The almanac wasn’t available this morning, for some reason. 

Yesterday’s record high:

Yesterday’s record low:

Today’s record high:

Today’s record low:

Today’s sunset: 7:06

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:16

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 48 mins 13 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 50 mins 27 secs

One year ago today

It was a wet and mild day. The high climbed to 54 degrees and the low was 42. We fell just short of receiving and inch of rain (0.49). Winds were from the south at an average speed of 4 mph.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: POOR

Moon phase: Waxing Crescent, 1% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

Cloudier skies will likely hamper the view.

News

Come on out today and enjoy some good food, good music, and good company for a REALLY good cause! Plus, Meteorologist Mark will be there! 🙂

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