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Meteorologist Mark’s Monday Wx Blog for Mar 29


•A beautiful start to the week

•Rain by Tuesday night

•Turning colder, with frost and freeze conditions Thursday & Friday mornings

NOTE: I’ll be at Grinder House Coffee, located on Main Street in Crossville, on Saturday, April 3rd, from 11:00 – 1:00 if you need help setting up a weather radio or if you just want to chat! Stop by and have some coffee and chat with me! I’d love to meet ya! Remember, you can order that weather radio at and have it here by Saturday!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. A few more clouds by evening. Rain develops late into the night.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy. Heavy morning frost. Much colder.

Friday: Mostly sunny with morning frost. Continued cool.

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

While widespread hazardous weather is not expected, we will have frost and freeze conditions to deal with by Wednesday night. Very heavy frost is expected by Thursday and Friday mornings. Keep that in mind if you have tender vegetation to protect.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The only reservation I have about this forecast is the chance for thunderstorms late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The Storm Prediction Center thinks we might see a strong storm or two but that just does not look very likely at all to me. The NWS Nashville agrees with me. I think the main threat will be additional rainfall that just keeps trending upward. I’m now beginning to think we may see a couple inches more rain by the time this system wraps up Wednesday night. Look for flood watches to be issued if trends continue. This is the last thing folks across the state need after this weekend’s devastating flooding.

Interestingly, the Smokies could see accumulating snowfall late Wednesday night! (March, right?ha)

After this system gets out of here, we’re in for a stretch of dry and much cooler weather that features sunny skies. I’m not sure we’ll see rain again until the end of next week!

On This Day in Wx History

1935 – A severe dust storm blanketed Amarillo, Texas, for 84 hours! During one six hour period the visibility was near zero.

A Year Ago Today

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

83 Days until Summer!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  94° at both Sebring, Florida & Anaheim, California

Low:   at Gothic, Colorado  

Today’s National Wx Hazards

An extensive area of real-estate is under the risk for wildfires today across the plains. That area stretches from North Dakota to Texas! Windy conditions with low humidity are setting the stage for wildfires. Elsewhere, accumulating snow is expected across the Rockies today.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

The last thing we need is heavy rain in Tennessee but Tuesday could bring that threat to the western end of the state. The wildfire danger area shrinks to New Mexico. Snowflakes fall across the Rockies and northern plains. Winter briefly returns for the central U.S.

NASA Nerdology 

March 1989: Mission Control woke the STS-29 crew with recordings of their children shouting things like “Get up, Dad, get out of bed and get to work” and “Hi, daddy, this is your darling daughter telling you to wake up.”

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