Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Tues., Dec. 29th

Headlines 

Nicest day of the week is today

A very wet Thursday & Friday in store for us

Cooler and drier for the weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash

48-Hour WX

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Get outside!

Wednesday: Clouds thicken up and winds pick up. Showers develop overnight.

Thursday: Rain. Heavy rainfall is possible.

Friday: Rain tapers off to showers by afternoon. Heavy rainfall is possible once again, especially in the morning.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Cooler.

Sunday – Monday: Mostly sunny and mild.

Threats

Gusty winds are expected on Wednesday. Some of the winds could top 40 mph. A wind advisory will likely be issued by the NWS in Nashville. Secure any outdoor objects. Gusty winds are possible once again on Friday, with gusts to 30 mph possible.

Heavy rainfall is possible Thursday & Friday. This could lead to some minor localized flooding issues. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches should be common across the plateau, with isolated locations picking up as much as an inch more. Models have shifted the heaviest rainfall to our west, across western Middle TN and West TN. If you have travel plans in that direction be aware of this.

The Weather Prediction Center has issued an outlook for a marginal risk for flooding across Middle TN for Thursday and Thursday night.

On This Day in Wx History

1894 – A severe freeze hit Florida, destroying fruit and causing considerable damage to trees.

Almanac

This data remains unavailable.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High: 87° at Zapata, Texas 

Low: -28° at Peter Sinks, Utah

Today’s National Wx Hazards

Freezing rain threatens areas from the Oklahoma Panhandle to southern Michigan. What a mess of a day for all those folks. Heavy snow will threaten eastern Iowa and southern Wisconsin. Snow will also fall from the Four Corners region to the central plains and Upper Midwest. Quite the storm! A new storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring mountain snows and valley rains.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Another messy day for a lot of folks. Freezing rain threatens an area from southwest Missouri to New England. Higher elevations of New England will see that rain fall as snow. More snow will fall across the Great Lakes region, as well as across the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Flooding rainfall will threaten parts of eastern Texas to western Arkansas.

 Weather Shots

This amazing photo of the moonrise was taken yesterday evening over a farm near Lynden, Washington. Photo by Randy Small (@RandySmall). How beautiful is that?

NASA Nerdology 

How wild is this? Meteorite ALH 84001 was found in Antarctica in 1984. Analysis found that the rock came from Mars, having been ejected from the planet after an asteroid impact! I bet that was a wild ride! If only this rock could talk…..

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2 thoughts on “Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Blog for Tues., Dec. 29th

  1. Hi Mark! I have noticed for the last 3 days that you’ve not included “Yesterday’s Weather” in your blog post, I always like to review that section to see what our stats were for “yesterday”. Is this an oversight or have you decided to eliminate this info? Thanks!

    1. Hi Jan! That data has been unavailable since the Nashville bombing, so I assume AT&T has something to do with the transmission of that data. It should be back up and running again soon and then I can do the “Yesterday’s Weather” section again. Thanks for asking! I miss that data, too!

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