Last night’s first weather class for the adults was a great success! We learned all about the March 2020 tornadoes and had some good discussion about that. Nearly $200 was raised for supplies for the kids class I teach each month at TCAT. Speaking of which, TCAT hosted our class and, as always, treated us very well. We appreciate their support!
The next kids class will be in June and the topic will be fire tornadoes!
Rain chances gradually increasing this week
Best chance of rain comes Friday
Memorial Day Weekend looking good at this point!
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Today & Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny and more humid. A slight chance for a shower or storm.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Memorial Day Weekend: Partly to mostly sunny.
It looks like we will all get some rain on Friday! Our gardens sure will appreciate that. That rain will come from a front that now looks like will clear through our area. That will set the stage for a Memorial Day weekend with cooler temps and lower humidity. That will be quite nice! Let’s hope that forecast holds true and that the cold front doesn’t change its mind….
Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns
Almanac for Yesterday
Sun & The Moon
On This Day in Wx History
1955 – Two tornadoes struck the town of Blackwell, Oklahoma, within a few minutes time during the late evening. The tornadoes killed 18 persons and injured more than 500 others. Early the next morning, a tornado virtually obliterated the small community of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 persons and injuring 270 persons. More than half the persons in the community were killed or injured by the tornado.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 104° at Rio Grande Village, Texas
Low: 16° at Vernal, Utah and Gunnison, Colorado
Twister Tuesday Fact
Of the thousand or so tornadoes that touch down in the U.S. each year, only about 20 of those are considered violent. About one every 5-10 years will be an EF-5, the most powerful of all tornadoes.
Today’s Tennessee Weather
It’s a scorcher across the state today! With highs near 90 and increasing humidity levels, it will feel more like a day in the middle of summer, rather than the end of spring. With that heat and humidity, comes a slight chance for a mainly afternoon or evening shower or storm. Most of us stay dry.
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
That nearly-Full Moon will be greeted by a few passing clouds in our night sky. Some of those clouds may drop a few showers or thundershowers in the western portions of our state. It’s a mild and humid night, with lows in the mid to upper 60s across the area.
Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather
A few more scattered showers and thunderstorms will keep temperatures a few degrees cooler for many of us on Wednesday. Rain chances increase from west to east, with a 70% for West Tennessee, 50% for Middle, and only a 20% chance in East Tennessee. Those lower rain chances will lead to the hottest temperatures being found in East Tennessee.
The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.
Capital Weather Gangs’ Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) caught this up-close view of a destructive multi-vortex tornado near Selden, Kansas Monday evening. What a view!
In the final week of May of 1962, Scott Carpenter launched into orbit in his capsule, Aurora 7! The flight lasted nearly five hours and completed 3 orbits. The fourth American in space, Carpenter spent the mission testing equipment and taking photographs. I can’t imagine how many pics I would be taking! haha