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MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for May 13

Weather Headlines

Lots of sunshine and warming temps!

One more chilly night

Warmer and more unsettled weather next week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary/Discussion

Last night, my thermometer in the field dropped to 33 degrees! The one under the trees was 39 degrees and my official low was 36 degrees. Brrrr! That is chilly for this time of year (though not unheard of in the least!). Tonight could be quite similar.

Models continue to trend drier for us the next few days. Temps will also be gradually warming. That is a welcome thing for many of us.

Next week is trending more and more unsettled, so don’t be surprised if rain chances tick upward. At this time, severe weather chances look minimal. I’ll keep an eye on that.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1999- At Crab Orchard, marble to golfball-size hail covers the ground three inches deep on I-40. Over a half dozen wreckers are sent to clear the accidents on the interstate. Traffic is backed up for 12 miles to the Roane County line. There are four injuries. Snow plows are used to clear the hail off the interstate! Hailstones measure seven inches deep at one residence.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  108° at Death Valley, California

Low:   10° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a sunny Thursday across the state of Tennessee! High temps are still below normal, but by only a few degrees. Look for the sunshine to warm all of us up into the mid to upper 60s today.

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Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Under clear skies, we’ll see overnight lows drop into the low to mid 40s across the Volunteer state. The only exception is extreme northeastern portions of the state, where some clouds may drop a shower or two overnight. Elsewhere, look for lots of stars and a beautiful evening Crescent Moon!

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Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Friday is looking fantastic! What better way to end the workweek than with wall to wall sunshine and warmer temps? Afternoon highs will top out in the low to mid 70s for much of the state.


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Wednesday’s Weather 101 w/ Meteorologist Mark

New lesson every Wednesday!

Drought Monitor

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

A look at last week’s map for comparison.

Weather SnapShots (NEW!)

Trevor S. (@michigan_storm) captured this beautiful picture yesterday evening. Trevor commented, “The 1% full moon and Venus kiss during sunset tonight.” What a view!

NASA Nerdology 

In May of 1950, the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis”, named for pilot Chuck Yeager’s wife, was retired! In 1947, with Yeager at the controls, the X-1-1 became the first piloted aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound. What a machine!

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

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