Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Fri., Nov. 20

Friday Funny

It’s so cold in Alberta, Canada these days that there are warnings for area residents to not let the moose lick their cars. LOL And yes, this is real!

Headlines 

Another ISS flyover this evening (see NASA Nerdology section)

Next rain chance arrives Sunday

Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and mild.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with showers developing in the afternoon. Showers likely overnight.

Monday: Clearing skies should lead to partly cloudy skies by noon.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Overnight showers possible.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Thanksgiving: Partly cloudy and mild.

Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern

A powerful storm system will approach from the west and lead to thunderstorms for Wednesday, some of which may be strong.

Threats

Severe thunderstorms are not expected through Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a powerful storm system will approach the area. Some of the storms with this system could be on the stronger side. I’ll keep you posted. At this time, widespread severe weather is not expected.

On This Day in Wx History

1900- An F-4 tornado cut a devastating swath 300 yards wide and 8 miles long along the northwest edge of Columbia, located in southern Middle Tennessee. Hardin, Wayne, and Lewis Counties may have had related tornado activity before the storm reached Columbia. Most deaths are in the Macedonia community, 2 miles west of Columbia, where the homes and cabins are “turned into kindling wood.” The funnel was moving northeastward, heading for the center of Columbia, but turns suddenly to the north. Damage is estimated at $40,000. The tornado kills 27, and injures 75. It is the 4th deadliest tornado to ever strike Middle Tennessee. Another F-3 tornado kills 9 and injures 40 along a 25-mile path across Williamson, Davidson, and Rutherford Counties.

Almanac

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 90° at Canadian, Texas 

Low: -6° at Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Tropical Outlook

An area of disturbed weather will be monitored in the Atlantic over the coming days. At this time, there are no threats to the US. If this area of disturbed weather develops into anything, it will likely move out to sea.

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A quiet day across the country.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

A storm system will produce some snowfall for Minnesota and northern Iowa, with showers occurring farther south in the warmer air. Elsewhere, the weather is quiet.

 8 – 14 Day Outlook (Nov 27-Dec 3)

December looks to start off on a warm a dry note for much of the country.

Temperature

Precipitation 

Weather Shots

Can you believe it’s already that time of year?! Sugar Mountain, North Carolina became the first ski resort in the Southeast to open this season when it opened up today! They have an 8-22″ base, with five runs being open. (Thanks to Evan Fisher (@EFisherWX) for the info.)

NASA Nerdology 

There will be another ISS fly over this evening! This one should be even better than yesterday’s. Look to the southwest at 5:15 and wait for the ISS. It will rise to a height of 69 degrees and be visible for five minutes, before setting in the northeast.

This was the view from Crew Dragon, as the four astronauts were en route to the International Space Station on Monday. What a view of our precious planet!

You all have a great day!

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