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MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for May 6

Special Note

While the NWS has found evidence of at least 11 EF-0 tornadoes across Middle TN from Tuesday morning’s storms, they have found so such evidence in Cumberland County. Our damage has been determined to be from straight-line winds. Had the wind damage in Fairfield been confirmed as a tornado, it would have been the first tornado I can find record of for that community. The tornado -free streak continues for them!

Weather Headlines

A pleasant Thursday

Showers and t-storms tonight

A pleasant Friday

An unsettled weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny skies. Clouds drift in from the west later in the day.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Storms are expected to stay below severe limits.

Friday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Breezy northwest winds.

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

Sunday: Shower and thunderstorms possible after noon.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Discussion

Thunderstorms could be strong to severe across West TN this afternoon, but they will be moving into a much more stable airmass when then get to Nashville. By the time they get here, we’ll be lucky to hear any thunder. Temps will be cooler behind the front.

The storms coming in for later Sunday and Monday could be on the stronger side but there’s not enough certainty in that for me to sound any alarms just yet. I’m not expecting widespread severe weather with that, but I’ll keep an eye on it.

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1975 – A massive tornado hit Omaha, Nebraska, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars in damage. The tornado struck during the late afternoon, moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in U.S. history up until that time. 

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  105° at Death Valley, California

Low:   11° at Peter Sinks, Utah  

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

After morning fog burns off, look for lots of sunshine for much of the state. During the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into West Tennessee from the west. Some of those thunderstorms could be strong, possibly severe, with some hail and a damaging wind gust being the main threats. Those storms are expected to weaken as they move into Middle Tennessee after sunset.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

A cold front will push an area of showers and storms across the state during the night. Look for skies to slowly clear from west to east after midnight. A northerly breeze will bring cooler temps into the state behind the front.

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

A northwest breeze will bring low humidity and pleasant temperatures to the Volunteer state on Friday! Abundant sunshine for much of the state will lead to pleasant afternoon highs. Lingering showers should exit East Tennessee by the afternoon.

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Drought Monitor

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

And to compare with last week’s map….

NASA Nerdology 

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s flight, which I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post. That historic flight would not have been possible without mathematician Katherine Johnson! Best known for her work on John Glenn’s orbital flight in 1962, Johnson also did trajectory analysis for Freedom 7. Some astronauts wouldn’t even go on missions until Katherine Johnson looked over the math and gave it her OK. One astronaut was told the math was good because a computer had computed it. He still insisted that Katherine look it over. She gladly obliged.

You know what else is fun to calculate? How much we can sell your house for in this market! Ready to sell? Give Meteorologist Mark a call at 931-248-1476! I’ll even throw in a weather radio and automatically increase the value of your home! 😉

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

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