On track for one of the driest Septembers on record

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Weather Headlines

–Dry conditions continue, with no appreciable rain in sight

–lower humidity levels will make for comfortable nights

–Burn permits begin Sept. 23, due to dry weather

–Monitoring the tropics

Main threats

No significant threats in sight.


The dry weather continues. In fact, with lower humidity levels, vegetation will dry out even faster. This will lead to an increased fire danger. Be very careful if you must burn something outdoors. Burn permits will be required beginning Sept. 23.

Hopefully, we can get some moisture in here sooner than later. We are certainly on track to have one of the driest Septembers on record. Last year we had the wettest September on record.


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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast



Crossville recorded a blazing hot high of 93 degrees on this day in 1954. Nashville hit 97 degrees for a high. So, 2019 isn’t the first hot September for us all!

The eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans on this day in 1947. The hurricane killed 51 people and caused 110 million dollars in damage. Two days earlier, the same storm produced wind gusts to 155 mph in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


We still have Hurricane Humberto spinning away in the Atlantic. That storm hit Bermuda pretty hard, with the southern eyewall of the storm hitting the island. That’s an impressive hit, considering how small Bermuda is.

We have Tropical Storm Jerry that is almost a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center is now confident the storm will spin out to sea, away from the US. I can’t help but notice that it’s path curves right toward Bermuda. How can an island so small be such a frequent target?


And then we have a couple of other areas to watch.

The storm that hit Texas this week continues to drop very heavy rain on them. Hopefully, the flooding stays manageable.


Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD


A prediction of the weather that is likely in the immediate future (next few hours).

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

In 1938, a powerful hurricane hit New England without warning. That storm killed more than 600 people. Today, such a storm catching a coastal community off guard is virtually impossible. Satellites, computer modeling, education of forecasters, etc. has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decades. In fact, today’s 72-hour forecast is more accurate than a 24-hour forecast was 40 years ago.

NASA Knowledge

On Monday, Actor Brad Pitt had the opportunity to speak to Astronaut Nick Hague. Pitt plays an astronaut in the movie Ad Astra. Hague is currently an astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS). The two talked about what it’s like to live on the ISS.

Astronauts have continuously lived on the ISS for 20 years, testing technologies, performing experiments and developing skills that are needed to explore out even further.

ISS Downlink with Actor Brad Pitt


Yesterday we learned that burning permits will be required starting on September 23 for Cumberland County. Permits, if issued on any given day, will be available by phone from your local city or county fire department or online at BurnSafeTN.org. Safe Debris Burn Permits have proven to be an effective tool at making residents aware of when, where, and how it is safe to conduct a debris burn.

I’m out at the UT Experiment Station participating in the Ag-in-the-classroom today! Meteorologist Mark will be telling the third graders all about weather’s impact on agriculture. Wish me luck! (ha)

You all have a great day!

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