A good day for a company picnic!

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Weather Headlines

–Rain chances increase again Friday

–The weekend looks hot and humid with very isolated heat-of-the-day t-storms

–An unsettled pattern returns next week

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is in sight.

Summary

Models have trended drier for today, and it now looks like all of us will enjoy a partly cloudy and very warm day. We should all stay dry. We couldn’t have picked a better evening for our company picnic!

Rain chances will increase for our Friday, as another disturbance dips into our area. With as much heat and humidity that we’ll have around, it won’t take much to set off some showers and storms. Some storms could be strong, which is typical of any storm this time of year.

We dry out once again for the weekend, with only a storm or two firing off in the heat of the afternoon. If you have outdoor plans to head to the lake, etc. just keep an eye on the radar and the sky, just in case you end up in the vicinity of one of these isolated storms.

The pattern becomes a bit more unsettled for the start of our new work week, with an increased chance for showers and storms. Not all of us will see storms, but they will certainly be around.

Tropics

All of the tropics remain quiet.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

A cloud droplet is only 0.02 mm in diameter. It’s hard to believe that enough of these droplets condense together to form thunderheads that can be up to 14 miles high!

Records

It was an unusual day on Lake Michigan on this day in 1882.  A ship on the lake reported that “a thick cloud burst on the decks, covering them with snow and slush six inches deep.” Snow showers were observed by some locations along the lake shores.

On the other hand, it was hot as Haiti around here on this day in 1930! The high temperature at the Crossville Experiment Station was 99 degrees. Cookeville was 105, Allardt 102, and Nashville was 104 degrees. Carthage and Lebanon hit 111 degrees!

Almanac

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Yesterday’s record high: 94 (1980)

Yesterday’s record low: 50 (2004, 1957)

Today’s record high: 95 (1980)

Today’s record low: 47 (1989)

Today’s sunset: 7:37

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:54

Today’s day length: 13 hrs 44 mins 02 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 42 mins 11 secs

One year ago today

The day was a bit rainy, with a quarter of an inch of rain falling. Therefore, the high just reached 84 degrees, after a morning low 67.

News

Many of you may look at beach pictures and wish you were there, while others may look at mountain pictures and wish you were there. I look at rocket launch pics and wish I were at Cape Canaveral. 🙂

Check out this SPECTACULAR shot of the launch of Atlas 5 this morning at Cape Canaveral! Holy cow! This mission was to launch a very sophisticated communications satellite for the US Air Force. Sunrise launches are a riot to get up early for, but they sure make for some cool photography! ha

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I recently found a nice camera on Amazon that I’ve been learning how to use. I hope to have some nice photography of the next launch I go to. I’ve never had a nice camera before, so I’ve a lot to learn. Just pray I don’t drop the darn thing. lol

You all have a great day!

 

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