An unsettled forecast through Thanksgiving

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Weather Headlines

–A rainy Friday ahead

–Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches can be expected across the plateau

–An unsettled Thanksgiving holiday weekend (monitoring)

Main threats

No widespread hazardous weather is expected.

Summary

We’ll see cloudy skies and rain showers for our Friday. Showers should taper off through the day on Saturday, though the day still looks quite wet. Clouds will be stubborn to move out from now through Sunday.

In fact, clouds look to be hanging around through the next seven days.

The Thanksgiving holiday is looking cloudy and there will likely be chances for showers. However, timing of those showers will be worked out as we get closer to that time.

Almanac

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Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

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Records

It was a snowy day in Nashville on this day in 1929. The city measured five inches of snow on this day!

In 2004 a tornado outbreak produced 54 tornadoes across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama.

Tropics

Tropical Storm Sebastien continues to spin out in the Atlantic. The good news is that the storm is no longer expected to become a hurricane. Never the less, the storm will just spin out at sea and be little to no threat to land. The only land that may need to watch this system is the Azores, but it continues to look like the system will be quite weak when it reaches them.

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Today’s WeatherTAP WeatherWORD

Virga

Precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

Just because the air is moist enough to support precipitation aloft, that doesn’t mean the air is moist enough to support that precip falling all the way to the ground. As that precip falls, it may encounter a layer or layers of drier air, causing it to evaporate before reaching the ground.

I snapped this pic yesterday morning out my office window. You can see the precip falling from the cloud (circled in red), but it is unable to reach the ground because the air here at the surface was so dry. Virga often has a streaky appearance to it, just as it did over Crossville yesterday morning.

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NASA Knowledge

So, I never have heard from the SpaceX NASA Social, but I did get some good news/bad news from another one I applied for. They notified me that I have been wait-listed for a NASA Social that will be at Stennis Space Center  in southern Mississippi. They don’t do rocket launches there but they do build rockets that will take us to the moon. This would be an incredible opportunity, but I need someone to cancel. ha

News

The latest drought monitor shows improving drought conditions for much of the country. Earlier this fall, drought conditions were much worse across the country. Hopefully, well see this wetter trend continue.

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As you can see, there are some dry areas of Tennessee, but nothing too serious at all.

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Wx Hazards Across the Nation

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You all have great day!

 

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