–A nice start to the week
–The next rain-maker arrives Thursday
No widespread hazardous weather is expected.
We’ll see clearing skies for our Monday. If you haven’t already noticed, temperatures have returned to more seasonal levels. Gone are the days with highs in the 60s, at least for now.
The next rain-maker arrives Thursday. Thankfully, this is only rain. There appears to be no risk for severe weather. That rain will hang around through at least Saturday morning. Rainfall amounts should average about an inch across the plateau with this system.
I still don’t foresee any bitter cold weather. In fact, the outlook through January 24th has us in above normal temps (left) and above normal precipitation (right). Of course, long-range outlooks are very unreliable, but I have a feeling this will verify. For us snow lovers, we may have to wait and see what February has to offer….
Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast
On this day in 1955 the city of Anchorage, Alaska reported an all-time record snow depth of 47 inches! That’s just shy of four feet of snow!
Monday Sun Day
The Sun will one day collapse and be about the size of Earth. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t expected to happen for at least another 130 million years. Oh yeah, and by that point it will have burned up the Earth. Good times.
NASA has a new online Earth at Night ebook with photos of Earth lit by man-made light at night. Since the invention of the light bulb 140 years ago, we’ve done a darn good job at illuminating our planet (ha). For the past 25 years, satellite images have shown us our lights from space. To download the free ebook, follow this link to the download options (https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/earthatnight_detail.html). You can even download a standard pdf at this link: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/earth_at_night.pdf
It’s worth a look! There’s all kinds of good information and really good pictures!
Wx Hazards Across the Nation
I’m not sure how we stand here in Crossville just yet, but the NWS Nashville says 2019 will go down as the third wettest year on record for Nashville. Only 1979 (70.12″) and 1880 (67.32″) saw more rainfall. This year’s rain tally comes in at 64.27″ for Music City.
If you look at the almanac above, you’ll notice that we’ve officially recorded 67.96″ inches here in Crossville, which is 13.15″ above normal.
You all have a great day!