Ma Nature wants rain for Mother’s Day

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Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather in sight.

Summary

Look for mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers to be with us throughout the day. There could be some embedded t-storms from time to time and some of these could be on the strong side, especially south of I-40. It won’t rain all the time, but it will certainly be a soggy weekend. Total rainfall accumulations between now and Sunday night should top out around two inches.

Rain and storms continue for Mother’s Day, with the heaviest and most widespread activity likely occurring before noon. The rest of the afternoon should feature scattered showers.

We dry out for our new work week and that nice weather should stay with us through at least mid-week.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The naming of tropical systems used only female names until 1978. Then, male names were added. The list of names rotates every six years, unless a storm is so catastrophic that its name gets retired and replaced.

Records

In 2003, a pre-dawn severe weather outbreak produces six tornadoes across the Nashville metropolitan area. An F-3 tracked across Williamson County, located just south of Nashville, and tracked through downtown Franklin. Another F-3 struck Rutherford County (home of Murfreesboro), causing extensive damage.

On this day in 1970 a violent tornado struck Lubbock, Texas. The twister killed 26 and injured 500. This became the most destructive U.S. tornado up to this date, causing 135 million in damages.

The Lubbock tornado came on the 17th anniversary of the Waco, Texas tornado that killed 114 people. Waco was hit by a second twister later that day. The two tornadoes damaged or destroyed 25% of the city. May 11 is not a good weather date for Texas!

On this day in 1966, the city of Chicago measured their latest snow on record. They officially recorded 1.6 inches of snow. The previous record was 3.7 inches on May 2, 1940.

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 85 (1979)

Yesterday’s record low: 28 (1966)

Today’s record high: 85 (1979)

Today’s record low: 33 (1954)

Today’s sunset: 7:35

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:36

Today’s day length: 13 hrs 58 mins 55 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 00 mins 36 secs

One year ago today

The high was 83 degrees, after a morning low of 58. No rain fell.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: POOR

Moon rise: 11:46 a.m.

Moon set: 1:16 a.m.

Moon phase: Waxing Crescent, 44% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

Clouds should obscure the view.

News

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend, in spite of the rain….

 

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