A nice summer weekend

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Weather Headlines

–An nice summer weekend is in store for us

–The next storm system arrives Tuesday, with a good chance of rain

Main threats

There are no significant threats in sight.

Summary

We have really nice weekend in story for us! Yes, it’s getting warmer but this is July, after all (ha). By tomorrow and Monday, we’ll have to introduce at least a chance for an afternoon shower or storm. Most of us will stay dry, but be aware of that possibility if you have outdoor plans.

Our next storm system arrives Tuesday and that that will bring decent rain and storm chances back to the plateau. I think all of us will have seen some rain by the time Thursday gets here. It doesn’t look like a washout, but there should certainly be some afternoon/evening showers and storms around.

It looks like things may dry out and heat up for Friday. The dry part of that forecast would bode well for Highway 127 yard salers. Just be ready to try to stay cool.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Although clouds may appear to be weightless, they are actually quite heavy! The average cumulus, fair-weather cloud, can weigh more than a million pounds. A thunderstorms cloud mass may weigh in at a billion pounds (if not trillions!). That’s both unsettling and interesting at the same time, right? ha

Records

Today is the 76th anniversary of the first flight into a hurricane! This is the weatherTAP weatherFACT that I wrote about a few days ago. This was the beginning of Air Force flights into hurricanes, and essentially the beginning of the Hurricane Hunters.

Just to remind you, it was Lieutenant Ralph O’Hair and Colonel Duckworth who were the first to fly their AT-6 into a hurricane that was just off the coast of Galveston, to prove the steadiness of the AT-6. What a ride that must have been!

Almanac

Today’s sunset: 7:49

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:45

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 04 mins 46 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 03 mins 11 secs

One year ago today

It was a very nice day! The high only reached 81 degrees, after a crisp morning low of 61 degrees.

News

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. I’ll be at the first annual Bigfoot conference in Gatlinburg (haha). Yeah, I should have some stories for ya when I get back!

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