Breaking record lows and ready to celebrate a birthday!


Weather Headlines

–Absolutely beautiful weather to continue for several more days.

–Our next storm system arrives Tuesday, with scattered showers and storms.

–WeatherTAP turns 21 on Friday!

Main threats

No significant threats in sight.


We are just one day away from weatherTAP’s 21st birthday! What a milestone!

For today, the pleasant weather continues, as it will tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day…

Then, our next storm system approaches. Hey, we knew the nice weather couldn’t last forever, right? By Tuesday, we’ll probably be needing some rain, so another storm system is a good thing.

This next system doesn’t look overly impressive in the models, but it will offer a chance for rain. We’ll worry about that later, though. For now, get out and enjoy this nice weather!

The yardsalers sure would have had perfect weather if the 127 sale had been this week! I glanced ahead to next week’s model data (which is a bit far out) and so far it looks alright, although it looks hotter and more humid. It basically looks like a return to typical July/August weather; hot and humid with the chance for an afternoon storm. I’ll keep an eye on that!

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Just one acre of corn will give off 4,000 gallons of water per day through evaporation. This is why the Cornbelt areas of the Midwest have humidity values that are often as high or higher than that of coastal communities!


It was on this day in 1956 that the SS Andrea Doria sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship, Massachusetts. The ship was rammed into by the Stockholm. This happened about 45 miles off the coast. The Stockholm was a Swedish-American Line. Fifty-two people drowned or were killed by the impact.

After WWII, the Andrea Doria became a symbol of Italian national pride. It was the fastest, largest, and safest ship in Italy’s fleet. The ship was en route to New York when the Stockholm ran into it.

A vast shortage of life vests could have led to a tremendous loss of life (no lesson learned from the Titanic?), but it took the ship 11 hours to sink. That, along with good, calm communication by those in charge on the ship, led to the successful evacuation of many of the 1,660 passengers and crew. Most of the ones who perished were killed during the collision.

Much of the blame for this accident was initially placed on the Andrea Doria. However, discoveries in recent years indicate that a misreading of radar by the Swedish ship likely initiated the collision. A true cause of the accident was never determined but many feel the blame is equally spread between the two ships.



*We broke a record low again yesterday and today! 

*I noticed our average low for this time of year dropped a degree today, to 65 degrees. 

Yesterday’s record high: 96 (1993)

Yesterday’s record low: 56 (2008)

Today’s record high: 95 (1993)

Today’s record low: 56 (2003) *We broke this today. The new record will be 52 degrees.

Today’s sunset: 7:50

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:43

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 07 mins 50 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 06 mins 19 secs

One year ago today

It was a rather pleasant day this time last year too! The high was only 83 degrees, after a morning low of 62. No rainfall was recorded.


Today, I’m speaking to the Crossville Noon Rotary Club about my experience with NASA this summer. I hope they are as excited to hear my talk as I am to give it!

As for the tropics, all is quiet again. The area of disturbed weather in the Gulf, associated with our stalled cold front, is just not in the right conditions to develop. The National Hurricane Center is no longer monitoring that area for development.



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