Meteorologist Mark’s Thurs Wx Blog for Apr 1

Headlines 

Hard Freeze WARNING in effect tonight

Cool temps persist through tomorrow

Back to spring by Saturday

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and cold. Breezy.

Friday: Mostly sunny and chilly.

Saturday & Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer.

Monday: Mostly sunny and mild.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

A hard freeze is likely tonight. With a light breeze, it will be hard to protect tender vegetation. Never the less, if there’s anything you want to protect you better work hard to protect it. Wind, even if it’s a slight breeze, always does so much more damage when temps drop below freezing than when winds are calm.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

There’s not a lot to talk about these days. I’m enjoying the break from bad weather! We all know stormier days will return but we’ll enjoy the April sunshine while we have it.

I glanced ahead to next week and we may have storm chances return by the end of next week. I’m seeing the signs…. Meanwhile, enjoy the calm, if chilly, weather!

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

1974- A series of at least three tornadoes of up to F-2 intensity, along with widespread damaging winds, damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and buildings across Middle Tennessee, especially the Nashville metro area, causing millions of dollars in damage. Two people were killed and 21 others were injured. A wind gust of 96 mph was measured at the Nashville Airport.

A Year Ago Today

80 Days until Summer!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  94° at Falcon Lake, Texas & Dundee, Florida

Low:   -15° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A rain/snow mix can be found up the spin of the Appalachians, with heavier snow farther north and along the US/Canada border. Farther west, a wildfire danger can be found across Montana and North Dakota, as well as across the Panhandle regions of Oklahoma and Texas.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

It just doesn’t get much quieter than this in April. Remember when March started off quiet?…….

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday, so this is the latest map!

For comparison, this is what the drought map looked like a week ago. Notice Cumberland County has been removed from the “abnormally dry” conditions.

NASA Nerdology 

It was during this week in 1997 that NASA officially ended routine contact with Pioneer 10. Originally designed for a 21-month mission to Jupiter, the spacecraft lasted more than 30 years! When its last signal was received, it had traveled more than 7.6 billion miles from Earth.

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