MM’s Mon Wx Blog for May 10

Weather Headlines

A cool pattern for this week

Lots of clouds but little rain this week

Warming trend by the weekend

Special Note

The next Meteorologist Mark Kid’s Class will be Monday, May 17th, at 4:00 pm at TCAT!!!

This hour-long class focuses on the latest development in space exploration….a helicopter on Mars! We’ll also examine the weather on Mars, especially when it comes to the latest Perseverance Mars Rover that has a weather station! We’ll discuss the Red Planet and what putting astronauts on Mars means to us! Come ready to learn all about Earth’s closest planetary neighbor and be ready to never look at Mars in the night sky the same again! Hands-on activities will bring the lesson to life. You may even have to dodge some flying Mars helicopters! (haha). Registration is required and classes fill up fast! That form can be found by using the link below.

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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary/Discussion

It’s not a bad looking week, if you like cooler temps and cloud watching! Daytime highs through Thurs will hang out in the 50s, for the most part, with overnight lows ranging from 38-42 degrees. What a chilly May we’re having! We would be looking at some frost, especially Tuesday night, but I think some clouds during the night will keep that frost away. I’ll keep an eye on that, but it’s something to keep in mind.

That chance of showers on Thursday comes and goes in guidance, so that’s certainly not looking like much.

The good news is that with all this cool weather, we’re not worried about severe storms! It is unusual to be in May in Tennessee and not be able to see any chances for severe storms within a 7-10 day period.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1933- An F-4 tornado moves for 20 miles from near Livingston to near Byrdstown. Thirty-three of the 35 deaths are in Beatty Swamps, 6 miles north of Livingston. The half-mile wide funnel destroys every home in the community, and kills or injures virtually every resident. Much of the area is swept clean of debris. Damage totals $100,000. There are 150 injuries. (According to the family of Ewing Hull, the air after suppertime was very quiet, although stifling for May. The Hull cabin was blown away that night, and the family woke up on the ground.) This is the deadliest tornado ever to strike Middle Tennessee.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  106° at Del Rio, Falcon Lake, & Zapata, Texas ( A hot Mother’s Day in Texas!)

Low:   6° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a cool day for this time of year, with highs in the 60s statewide and light north winds. We’ll not see much sun to warm us up, as our Tennessee skies will see plenty of clouds today. Those clouds could produce some mainly morning showers in the east, as our storm system slowly moves into the Carolinas.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Partly to mostly cloudy skies will likely linger into the night. It’s a chilly night, with lows mainly in the 40s statewide.

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Temps warm up a bit on Tuesday, with highs reaching for the 70-degree mark for many of us. We’ll still see a few clouds in our skies, with a chance for showers entering the picture toward evening for folks near the Mississippi River.

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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.

Weather SnapShots (NEW!)

The movie Twister was released 25 years ago today! What a great movie to just sit back and enjoy, especially this time of year! But, be ready to catch storm chasing fever!…..

NASA Nerdology 

In May of 1985, STS-51B (space shuttle) landed at Edwards Air Force Base! The primary payload of the flight was Spacelab-3, a reusable laboratory. Among the crew was Taylor Wang, who on this mission became the first person of Chinese origin to fly into space!

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

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