MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for Apr 29

Weather Headlines

A few strong storms possible today

A beautiful Friday and Saturday!

Next system begins moving in Sunday

Drought monitor updated today! See “Drought” section below.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

I could record me hacking and sneezing but you would not enjoy that! lol Allergy season is ROUGH this year!

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms becoming likely. Some of the storms could be strong.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. A strong storm is possible.

Friday: Becoming mostly sunny.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant.

Sunday: Partly to to mostly cloudy. Chance of showers after noon.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Tennessee in the marginal risk for severe storms today, due to the possibility for some of the storms to produce strong winds and small hail. The marginal risk is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Storms today continue to look like they will behave themselves. I still can’t rule out an isolated strong or even briefly severe storm, but even the chances for that are looking low.

The pattern becomes more active next week and there may be some systems to watch out for. I’ll have more on that later on. Hopefully, we will just get some rain and not much thunder.

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1909- The deadliest tornado outbreak to ever occur in Middle Tennessee hit from the evening hours of April 29 into the early morning hours on April 30, killing 62 people. An F-4 tornado hits Giles and Lincoln Counties, killing 31, and injuring 70. It is the 2nd deadliest tornado ever to strike Middle Tennessee. In Bee Spring alone, 22 persons are killed. An F-3 tornado strikes Hickman and Williamson Counties, killing 17, and injuring 43. About 75 homes are damaged or destroyed at Centerville, and losses total over $100,000. Four people are killed by an F-3 tornado east of Clarksville. At least 12 tornadoes strike Middle Tennessee.  

52 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  106° at Catulla, Texas

Low:   10° at Bodie, California and Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms will develop across the state today. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Tennessee in the marginal risk for severe storms today, due to the possibility for some of the storms to produce strong winds and small hail. The marginal risk is the lowest of the five severe weather risk categories. Look for southerly winds to be a bit breezy across the state, as well.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms will be likely across the state. A few of the storms could be strong. It will be a mild night, with overnight lows in the 50s statewide.

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Skies will quickly clear from west to east, leading to a nice Friday for much of the state. Temps will be nice for this time of year, with highs generally in the 70s and a breeze from the north. The only exception is the northeast corner of the state, where lingering showers could keep temps in the 60s.

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Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This is the latest update!

This is last week’s map, for comparison.

NASA Nerdology 

This week’s Full Moon, as seen from the International Space Station. How absolutely cool is that shot?

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