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MM’s Fri WX Blog for Apr 16

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Temperature Experiment Update

Those of you who saw my post last night know what this is all about (ha). My thermometer that was placed on the ground and out in the open field recorded a low temperature of 30 degrees. The temperature under the trees got down to 36 degrees. My official, NWS standard, thermometer recorded a low of 34 (out in an open grassy area and 5 feet off the ground).

So, the official low at my house for last night was 34 degrees, but it was 30 degrees on the ground out in open fields. That’s why there was frost this morning in the open areas. That is the best example of frost I could have hoped for! ha

Friday Funny


Today is the 23rd anniversary of the one and only F-5 ever recorded in TN

Showers return Saturday

Quiet weather continues

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

48-Hour WX

48-Hour Precip Forecast

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy and pleasant.

Saturday & Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Monday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

The pattern continues to look quiet, with no severe storms in sight. That is a bit unusual for this time of year. I don’t even see flooding rainfall in sight. In fact, I wouldn’t even be surprised to see us drop back into the deficits for rainfall, thought that is likely to not last for long, nor is it likely to become an issue. There are indications that the pattern will become much more active in 8 – 10 days.

Almanac for Yesterday

Solar/Lunar Data 

On This Day in Wx History

1998- A major tornado outbreak spawns 13 tornadoes across Middle Tennessee, beginning early in the morning and continuing through the afternoon. A massive, nearly 1-mile wide F-4 tornado kills 3 in Wayne County, and another F-5 tornado heavily damages the Deerfield area of Lawrence County. An F-3 tornado moves through downtown Nashville, the first tornado to hit the downtown area in more than 65 years. Baseball-size hail is reported northwest of Ashland City (Cheatham County), damaging 35 to 50 homes. This is the 9th largest tornado outbreak in mid state history.

This is the one and only F-5 ever recorded in the state of Tennessee.

A Year Ago Today

65 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  101° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   at Vernal, Utah 

Today’s National Weather Hazards

Flooding rainfall will threaten portions of eastern Texas, all of Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama today. Elsewhere, heavy snow will fall across the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Accumulating snow is expected across the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Colorado.

Tomorrow’s National Weather Hazards

Accumulating snow continues across much of Colorado, as well as across northern North Dakota.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

The Mars Insight rover tweeted, “Winters are tough on Mars and my power generation is low, as expected, but no need to panic. My energy levels will decline through late July, but as I get further into spring, they’ll improve. I’m still quite busy working to bury my seismometer cable and collecting quakes data.”

I love “earth”quakes on Mars because we get to call them Marsquakes. ha!

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