An unsettled week and exciting news on Twitter about ME!

Starting tomorrow, there will be a new section added to the blog about NASA! Tune in tomorrow to see what that’s about!

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Weather Headlines

–A more unsettled atmosphere should bring more showers and storms this week

–The best chance of rain for the week comes Thursday

Main threats

No significant, widespread hazardous weather is expected.

Summary

We’ll see partly cloud skies today and a chance for a shower or storm. Short-term models are showing about a 20-30% coverage of showers/storms across the plateau between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Most of us will stay dry.

On Tuesday, that rain chance looks to be about the same. We’ll repeat that again for Wednesday.

Then, a better chance of rain arrives Thursday. It looks like all of us may get some rain between the scattered storms Thursday and Friday. It’s starting to get dry out there, so hopefully we can all see some water on the yards and gardens by next weekend.

Speaking of the weekend, guidance is unclear as to whether or not we’ll see a drier weekend or one with continued chances for showers and storms. I’ll keep an eye on it.

Almanac

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7-Day forecast

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One year ago today

A trace of rain was recorded, as the high temperature reached 83 degrees. The morning low was 68 degrees.

Records

Strong storms near Portland, Tennessee (north of Nashville) on this day in 1997 produced a lightning strike that sent 50-pound rocks flying through the air. That strike hit a chimney and TV antennae before running into the ground. It twisted all the guttering on the home and blew their two television sets to bits and pieces, throwing the debris across the rooms they were in.

Another storm that day became severe and produced baseball-sized hail in Smith County.

Tropics

We still just have the one disturbance that is moving out to sea. It will likely remain unnamed as it moves away from the US.

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WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The largest hailstone ever recorded weighed 2.25 pounds and landed in Gopalganj District, Bangladesh on April 14, 1986.

Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD

Gale

A gale is an unusually strong wind, usually ranging between 39-54 mph.

News

Imagine my surprise when I noticed that NASA Social was sharing my rocket launch story on Twitter!!! This is crazy!

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It’s the story I’ve shared with you all before, but if you’d like to see it again I have the link right here: https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/lifestyles/baldwin-chosen-to-cover-nasa-launches/article_bbc0fc84-af0d-11e9-969c-d3bf416e2a44.html?linkId=72230859

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You all have a great day!

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