The first day of summer and the first day of hurricane season

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Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather in sight.

Summary

That’s right! It’s the first day of summer! Well, meteorological summer, anyway. We do our seasons in three-month increments, with June-August being summer.

It’s also the first day of Hurricane Season! Can you believe there’s already tropical trouble brewing? More on that in the News section below.

We have but a slight chance for a shower or storm this afternoon/evening. If you get one you should consider yourself very lucky. That chance ticks up a little bit for tonight and tomorrow, though many of us will likely stay dry.

Sunny and dry weather will be with us for the start of our workweek, before rain chances increase by the middle to end of the week. Let’s hope that forecast stays true and that we can get some rain.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Hail falls out of a storm when the updraft can no longer support the weight of the stone. Therefore, the size of the hail falling can help you determine how strong the updraft is in that storm. See chart below.

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Records

Both Crossville and Nashville set record lows on this day in 1966. Both cities had a low temperature of 42 degrees that morning.

On this day in 1980 a Falmouth, Maine gentlemen had is eyesight restored after being struck my lightning. The man had been blind and partially deaf since a truck accident in 1971.

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 89 (1991)

Yesterday’s record low: 38 (1984)

Today’s record high: 87 (2011, 2000)

Today’s record low: 34 (1966) Frosted on the first day of June!

Today’s sunset: 7:51

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:24

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 27 mins 02 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 27 mins 57 secs

One year ago today

June started off with a high of 78 and a cool morning low of 47. No rain fell.

News

More severe weather is expected today across the central U.S. All modes of severe wx are possible, including more tornadoes.

Like I mentioned in the intro, today is the first official day of hurricane season. We’ve already had our first named storm of the season, and the second named storm of the season may be brewing in the Gulf! This one is in the southwest Gulf and should move more toward Mexico or Texas. It’s something to keep an eye on for those folks, as the National Hurricane Center gives it a 50% chance of developing into a named storm within the next few of days.

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You all have a great day!

 

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