MM’s Fri Wx Blog for Apr 30

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Friday Funny

This one is for Michael Collins.

Weather Headlines

A beautiful end to April

A beautiful May Day

A new storm system approaches by Sunday

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Sunny. Winds could be a bit breezy.

Tonight: Clear and chilly. Some areas along and north of a line from Livingston to Jamestown could see some patchy frost.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and quite pleasant.

Sunday: Clouds increase, with perhaps an isolated afternoon/evening shower. Rain and storms develop overnight.

Monday: A good chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Rain and storms likely. Heavy rainfall possible.

Meteorologist Mark’s 5-Day Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Frost advisories have been issued for southeast Kentucky for tonight. I think many of us here on the plateau will stay just warm enough to avoid frost. Still, those of you reading this who live along and north of a line from Livingston to Jamestown could see some patchy frost in the morning.

We have a beautiful weekend in store for us. The next system seems to be slowing, which would give us a decent Sunday. Hopefully, that system won’t speed back up.

For now, the rain and storms for Monday and Tuesday look to behave themselves. It may just be a good ole rain event. We could use it. If it weren’t for that system, I would be worried about light drought conditions settling in. With next week’s rain, though, I think we’ll be ok, though that rain will likely just catch us up and get us even again. I’ll keep an eye on that system and make sure nothing severe pops up.

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1909- The same outbreak that began on the evening of the 28th continued into the morning of the 29th. An additional 6 fatalities and 30 injuries occur shortly after midnight as an F-2 tornado strikes Decherd in Franklin County. Another F-2 tornado hits Cookeville and Algood around 1 AM, and yet another tracks across Fentress, Morgan, and Scott counties, killing 1 and injuring 4.

51 Days until Summer

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  103° at Death Valley, California

Low:   12° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

The final day of April is picture perfect! Abundant sunshine will be found in our Tennessee skies from one end of the state to the other. High temperatures will be pleasant, with highs near 80 in the west and near 70 in the east.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

A pleasant evening is on tap for the Volunteer state. Get out and look at that beautiful Waning Gibbous moon! Overnight lows will range from the mid 50s in the west to near 40 in the east.

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

The first day of May is anything but a distress call! Look for plenty of sunshine from Memphis to Bristol. That May sunshine will send high temps to near 80 for much of West and Middle Tennessee, and in the low to mid 70s for the plateau and East Tennessee.

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Today’s National Weather Map

Flash flooding threatens the Texas coastal region today. Farther north, low humidity and gusty winds will fan a wildfire danger across eastern Montana. And yes, that’s rain and snow mixed for the Northeast.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

“I’ve got the world in my window,” Collins.

Michael Collins snapped this photo of the lunar module returning to the command module after landing on the Moon. With the Earth in the background, all of humanity is in this photograph, save Collins himself. Powerful stuff right there, folks.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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