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MM’s Sun Wx Blog for May 16

Weather Headlines

A cloudy Sunday with a shower to dodge

Next “best” chance of showers Tuesday

A dry trend that keeps getting drier

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast Summary/Discussion

Today’s showers will be light and few and far between, as it looks right now. Still, many of us will see some of those drops fall from the sky at some point today. It’s not a washout, by any means.

Then, our next better chance of showers comes Tuesday, but that is not looking impressive at all. By week’s end, temps will be heating up and we’ll be getting even drier.

The second half of May looks to end on a dry note. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get too dry. Springtime is a bad time to get dry. With vegetation needed water, things can dry out really fast!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon

On This Day in Wx History

1874 – The Mill Creek disaster occurred west of Northampton, Massachusetts. Dam slippage resulted in a flash flood which claimed 143 lives, and caused a million dollars property damage.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  104° at Stovepipe Wells, California

Low:   23° at Walden, Colorado 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

There will be plenty of clouds in those Tennessee skies for this Sunday. Some of those clouds will drop some showers on us. It’s not a washout of a day for anyone, but a shower or two may need to be dodged. Folks in the Memphis area will have the best chance for sunshine and drier weather today.

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Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

This incredible pic was taken by Sam Brandt (@sambrandt99 near Tribune, Kansas Saturday evening, just as the sun was setting. What an amazing capture!

NASA Nerdology 

In May 2014, NASA announced that the Veggie Plant Growth System was activated on the International Space Station. This allowed astronauts to explore how plants grow in space & added fresh food to their diet. When I visited the NASA Veggie Lab a couple of years ago, I was in absolute awe! It was one of the coolest facilities I have ever seen at NASA. Cheers to successful space agriculture!

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