Registration for the tornado class for kids opens!


Weather Headlines

–The tornado class for kids is now open! See the “News” section for details.

–Dense fog should burn off by mid-morning

–A beautiful start to our week

–Strong storm system to bring drought-busting rains Wed-Thur

–Halloween looking like a dark and stormy day (some strong storms possible)

–First widespread, hard freeze coming to the plateau this weekend

Main threats

THURSDAY: Strong thunderstorms are possible on Halloween. Damaging, straight-line winds are the main threat. Monitoring.

Saturday-Sunday Mornings: Hard freeze conditions likely. Low temps each morning will be in the mid 20s area-wide (colder in spots!)


We are in store for a couple of absolutely beautiful days! An “AB” day, for those of you who are Todd Howell fans (ha). Make sure you enjoy it! Those of you who are fans of warmer days will long for these two days by this weekend!

After we enjoy this nicer weather at the start of the week, Nature will hit us with some drenching rains by midweek. Rain showers will develop on Wednesday and continue into the night and then into the day Thursday. By later Thursday, a very strong cold front will move in. That front will carry the risk for some strong, possibly severe, thunderstorms for the plateau, as well as some very heavy rainfall. We should all see a couple of inches of rain from this system. This will end our drought!

That all clears out by Friday morning, with cold and dry air quickly rushing in. It wouldn’t shock me to see a few snow flurries early Friday morning. It just depends on how much moisture is left over for the cold air. I doubt we get out of the mid-40s for an afternoon high on Friday.

Then, a hard freeze develops Friday night. We’re liable to drop to freezing before 10:00 p.m. that evening, meaning we will see several hours of sub-freezing temperatures. We’ll do it all over again Saturday night.

So, dig out them sweatshirts! You’ll need them by the end of this week!



Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast



Speaking of colder weather…..

On the morning of October 28, 1957 we woke up to a record-low temperature of 20 degrees on the plateau!


The only action we’re seeing is way out in the Atlantic. We still have Tropical Storm Pablo (briefly became a hurricane this weekend before weakening again).  Now, we have another area to watch in that same vicinity. Neither are any threat whatsoever to the continental US.

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Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD

Hard Freeze

A freeze in which seasonal vegetation is destroyed. Temperatures stay below freezing for several hours.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

The climatological first freeze of the fall season varies across the country. For our region, that typically occurs sometime in the last two weeks of October. We’re right on track!


NASA Knowledge

Don’t forget to Follow this blog to stay up-to-date on my latest NASA adventure! I head out Thursday for Wallops Island. I’m sure I’ll have SO MUCH to share and tell! I can’t wait!!!

If you can’t find the Follow button in the lower right corner of the screen, just shoot me your email and I’ll get ya signed up! ( Thank you!


Registration for the MASTER A Science class for kids is now open! The topic this time will be tornadoes. The class is Thursday, November 14th at 4:30 at Roane State (Crossville). Be sure and get registered! Please check that calendar first. If you sign up and then have to cancel, that could knock a kid out of coming who really wanted to take the class. If you sign up and later find out something else conflicts and you can’t make it, let me know ASAP please. This class is in high demand and there are plenty of kids who want that spot.

Otherwise, I’ll see you all there!

You all have a great day!


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