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Baldwins’ Sunday Story Wx Blog for Sept. 6

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At a Glance

48-Hour Weather


Hazardous weather is not expected this week.

Baldwin’s Severe Weather Concern

Baldwin’s 7-Day forecast

Daily Forecast

Today – Tuesday: Mostly sunny, low humidity, and quite pleasant. Be sure and get outside!

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Thursday – Saturday: Partly cloudy,with mainly afternoon/evening shower and storms chances. Humidity increases.

Baldwin’s Hay Day Forecast

We have some gorgeous days ahead of us! Rain chances do increase a bit by the end of the week, but that does not look like a washout at this time. I’ll keep an eye on things.


Yesterday’s National High and Low Temperature

High: 125 at Death Valley, California

Low: 23 at Peter Sinks, Utah


An area of low pressure could organize into a tropical storm near Bermuda and move toward the Carolina coastline. The chances of that happening still look quite low. I’ll track it over the next few days. The other two main areas of interest (red circled) are expected to curve harmlessly out to sea. I’ll keep an eye on them, though.

Today’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

Severe storms threaten the Upper Midwest, especially southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. A tornado threat can even be found there. A wildfire danger exist across parts of southern South Dakota and much of northern and central Nebraska, as well as in an area stretching from southern Idaho to northern Colorado. Notice wintry precip showing up across western Montana.

Tomorrow’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A wintry day across the northern plains! Look at all that wintry precip! A very extensive area of real-estate is under a heightened wildfire danger from Nevada to Wyoming and Colorado.

Tuesday’s Wx Hazards Across the Nation

A strong cold front will threaten to bring heavy rainfall from Texas to Wisconsin. Localized flash flooding is certainly possible. Significant snow threatens much of Wyoming and the Foothills of Colorado. Elsewhere, only light wintry precip is expected in the blue-shaded regions of the western US.

On This Day

On this day in 1881 forest fires in Michigan and Ontario resulted in ‘Yellow Day’ in the northeastern U.S. Twenty villages in Michigan burned, and a total of 500 persons were killed. Fires caused 2.3 million dollars in losses near Lake Huron. Candles were needed at the noon hour. 

Sunday Story

Since this is the time of year when patterns first begin to change, we can get quite the variety of weather in September. 

The plateau has had record heat waves in September that rival any summer heat wave. In early September of 1926, a heat wave brought temperatures that surpassed the 100-degree mark across the region. In fact, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Crossville occurred on September 6 of that year, when the temperature hit 103 degrees for a high! 

The earliest frost ever recorded on the plateau occurred in September of 1956. On the morning of September 21st of that year, temperatures dropped into the lower 30s across the plateau. Those record low temperatures were tied on September 22, 1983. Lows in the 30s were once again recorded on September 26, 2001.

The changing seasons have brought severe weather in September, too. The years of 1939, 1977, and 2018 brought tornadoes to the plateau. In fact, the only September fatality from a tornado in the entire state of Tennessee was recorded just north of Sparta during the 1939 severe weather event.

Multiple tropical systems have brought heavy rainfall to the plateau in September. In a month that normally averages about 3.9 inches of rain, some systems have brought nearly half a foot of rain to the plateau within a day’s time.

Many of you probably remember September of 2018, when the plateau recorded it’s wettest September on record, with nearly a foot of rain recorded for the month. 

Then came 2019, when the plateau experienced the driest September on record. Across the plateau, only about a half inch of rain was measured for the entire month. 

September can offer a variety of weather across the plateau! Let’s hope September 2020 treats us well. 

You all have a great day!

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