MM’s Mom’s Day Wx Blog for May 9

Weather Headlines

Strong to severe storms possible this afternoon and evening (threat comes after Noon)

A wind advisory is in effect for today for gusts up to 40 mph

A cool week ahead (keep sweatshirts handy!)

NOTE: If clouds clear out this evening, we may be able to see the Virginia rocket launch at 7:00. I’ll send out a special post later.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today

Current Radar (9:30 am)

Cumberland County is highlighted.

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary/Discussion

Showers and storms are making their way into West TN this morning. Those will arrive here this afternoon, bringing a chance for strong to severe storms. The main threat will be damaging straight-line wind gusts. Heavy downpours of rain and cloud-to-ground lightning will also be threats.

After this front passes, we’re all set for another chilly week. We may even see scattered frost in colder spots by Tuesday night.

Another chance of showers arrives Thursday, but overall, models are trending drier for the week.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

My concern is still low but not zero. The Storm Prediction Center maintains their marginal risk outlook for our area, as well.

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon (Back by popular demand!)

On This Day in Wx History

1985 – Lightning struck some trees about 150 yards away from a home in Alabama, and followed the driveway to the home. The charge went through the house and burned all the electrical outlets, ruined appliances, and blasted a hole in the concrete floor of the basement. 

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  107° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   15° at Sand Creek Station, Oregon 

Wednesday’s Weather 101 w/ Meteorologist Mark (Coming May 12th!)

What is a rear flank downdraft? Fine out on Wednesday!

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

NASA Nerdology 

In an official statement, newly-sworn in NASA Administrator Bill Nelson says that China “is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris” following the uncontrolled reentry of the CZ-5B core stage earlier this evening.

The rocket landed somewhere over the Indian Ocean, near the Maldives Islands, late Saturday evening.

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