Meteorologist Mark’s Saturday Wx Blog for Apr 3

Today is the Day!

Headlines 

Warming trend begins!

Warm & dry conditions to continue through mid-week

Rain & storms return end of next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and warmer.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Warming trend continues.

Monday – Tuesday: Sunny and warm.

Wednesday: Increasing clouds. Showers developing by overnight.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

This quiet weather pattern will be with us through the middle of next week. We couldn’t have ordered a better Easter weekend! By Wednesday night, the atmosphere begins to become unsettled and that could lead to some storms by Thursday. It’s unclear if any of those will be severe in our area. Confidence in severe weather is much higher for folks back around Arkansas and West TN for Wednesday/Wednesday night, and the Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted that area in a risk. By the time the system gets here, the upper-level dynamics may be too weak to support much in the way of robust thunderstorms. I’ll keep an eye on it, though.

After that, a pesky upper-level low may try to hang around our neck of the woods for a while. That is very unclear but if it hangs around, we’ll have showers into the weekend. If it moves on through, it will be very nice. I have to admit, I bet it hangs around……

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

1974- The Super Outbreak, the second worst in U.S. history, produces 148 tornadoes — with 24 confirmed tornadoes across Middle Tennessee (likely more), killing 54, and injuring another 655. Lincoln County is particularly hard-hit, as an F4 kills 22 and injures another 250. This is the 5th deadliest tornado ever to strike Middle Tennessee. Three-inch hail is reported in Marshall County. More F-5 tornadoes occurred in the U.S. during this outbreak than in any other tornado outbreak in recorded history. This is the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded for Middle Tennessee.

I’ll have a special write-up about this event later today.

A Year Ago Today

78 Days until Summer!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  102° at Ocotillo Wells, California

Low:   -4° at Mount Washington, New Hampshire  

Today’s National Wx Hazards

A quiet day, with no high-impact weather to be found.

Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards

Aside from rain/snow mix (little impact) in the Northwest, the nation remains quiet.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

April 2 was the 63rd anniversary of President Eisenhower sending the draft legislation to Congress establishing NASA! Originally, the last A in NASA stood for Agency, but it was changed after researcher Eilene Galloway thought that an ‘Administration’ would be vested with more power.

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