Our first summer-like weekend

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Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is in sight. Just be mindful that any storm that develops in the afternoon could contain gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and cloud-to-ground lightning.

Summary

Look for a very hot and humid weekend, with some of the hottest temperatures we’ve seen this season. With so much heat and humidity, we can’t rule out a stray afternoon shower or storm.

Rain and storm chances increase for Sunday night. I think most of us will get a good drink of water for our lawns and gardens. That activity moves out early Monday morning, leaving most of our Monday quite pleasant.

The heat and humidity return for Tuesday and that airmass looks to stick with us through the end of the workweek. The weather of the week will feature hot and humid afternoon, with an isolated shower or storm possible for anyone.

You all be safe in the heat. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in the shade as much as possible.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

A typical tornado last less than 10 minutes. The average distance a tornado travels is about 3.5 miles.

Records

Today is the anniversary of the tornado that struck Tansi in 1995. The tornado touched down in the southwest part of Cumberland County during the late afternoon. It then gained strength and widened as it moved into Tansi. Eleven homes and 14 mobile homes were completely destroyed. Many other homes were damaged. Two businesses were also destroyed. Tens of thousands of trees were blown down. Twenty people were injured but no one was killed.

The tornado was on the ground for 10 miles and was 0.5 miles wide at its maximum width.  The twister was rated an F-3 on the Fugita scale.

Many of you may recall that this occurred on class night for the CCHS class of 1995 being held at Martin. What a memorable class night!

Almanac

Not available

Today’s sunset: 7:41

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:30

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 10 mins 00 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 11 mins 28 secs

One year ago today

The high was 77 degrees and the morning low was 64. A rainfall amount of 0.02″ was recorded.

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: GOOD

Moon rise: 7:37 p.m.

Moon set: 5:36 a.m.

Moon phase: Full Moon, 100% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

The Full Moon rules the sky these days. That Full Moon reaches its maximum fullness at 4:11 p.m. The moon will be fully illuminated all night long.

Venus will make herself well know about an hour before sunrise. The moon will be low enough at that point that she will still be able to steel the show. Look for Venus if you’re up that early on a Sunday morning!

News

The big news today will be the severe weather out over the plains. Some very severe weather is expected.

You all have a great day!

 

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