MM’s Wed Wx Blog for May 26

Weather Headlines 

Increasing shower and thunderstorm chances

A nice Memorial Day weekend

NOTE: I’m at a conference for commissioners the rest of this week, so some sections may be omitted.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Seven-Day Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1917 – A tornado touched down near the town of Louisiana, Missouri at around noon and remained on the ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty minutes later in eastern Jennings County, Indiana! The twister cut a swath of destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon, Illinois. There were 101 persons killed in the tornado, including 53 at Mattoon, and 38 at Charleston, Illinois. Damage from the storm totaled 2.5 million dollars.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  107° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   19° at Emery, Utah 

Wednesday Weather 101

Did you know that a raindrop is shaped like a hamburger bun? It’s true! The wind resistance gives it that shape, contrary to the shape you’ve probably given raindrops in your drawings all your life…..

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a summer-like day across the state today, with clouds and sun and increasing humidity. A few of us will see showers and thunderstorms, especially in west and middle Tennessee. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 80s for West and Middle Tennessee. In East Tennessee, abundant sunshine will lead to highs near 90.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms are possible for all of us tonight, as lows drop into the 60s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms threaten us all on Thursday. Afternoon highs will be in the 80s. Humid conditions will make it feel much warmer.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) took this shot while storm chasing on the plains this month. Hail and a rainbow. What a cool pic (no pun intended. ha).

NASA Nerdology 

The NIRAC camera, which is operating on the ISS, captured #CrewDragon‘s approach to the ISS April 24. NIRAC studies lower atmospheric processes that affect space weather & uses airglow for nighttime imagery applications.

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

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