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MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for June 3

Weather Headlines 

Isolated strong to severe storms possible today

A beautiful Saturday shaping up

Drought monitor updates each Thursday! Check that map out below!

A new planting calendar added to the blog!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Rest of Today: A 50/50 shot at more showers and thunderstorms. Any storm that develops could be strong to briefly severe.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and quite nice!

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with only a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday – Wednesday: About a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms each day.

Forecast Discussion

I’m not sure our atmosphere can recover enough for severe storms this afternoon, but we can’t let our guard down just yet. Another disturbance will move in and there could be enough instability for some wind gusts and even some hail. The atmosphere this afternoon could easily support one-inch hail.

Saturday looks fantastic. Make outdoor plans.

Another disturbance approaches on Sunday and that could create an afternoon/evening storm. Most of us should stay dry. That disturbance gets closer and kinda hangs out during the first half of next week. Combined with daytime heating, that could be enough to spark some showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon/evening.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

After this morning’s activity, there is a lot of uncertainty in just how much the atmosphere can destabilize before another disturbance passes through this afternoon. Any storm that can develop will be capable of a damaging wind gust and hail.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the marginal risk for severe storms for today.

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon 

Planting by the Moon (New!)

On This Day in Wx History

1956- Crossville’s low temperature of 33 establishes a new record for the month. This is the latest frost on record for the Cumberland Plateau.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  118° at both Death Valley and Stovepipe Wells, California

Low:   26° at Albany, Wyoming  

Thirsty Thursday

There can be a lot going on in a single drop of ocean water. It will most likely have millions (yes, millions!) of bacteria and viruses. And it could also have fish eggs, baby crabs, plankton, or even small worms.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state today. Some of these storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds and small hail being the main threats.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Shower and thunderstorm chances are greatest across the central and eastern portions of the state tonight, as activity ends from west to east. An isolated storm could be on the strong to severe side, with a damaging wind gust being the main threat.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Skies will be sunniest across West Tennessee, with clouds and fog being slow to exit the Midstate. Along the plateau and throughout East Tennessee, those clouds may produce some isolated showers and storms through the evening.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Taking a closer look at Tennessee, since so many of us are now highlighted in dry conditions. Even with today’s rain, we will still be running a deficit of rainfall. The almanac above shows a deficit of over five inches for Crossville.

Weather SnapShots

A beautiful supercell last evening near Kermit, Texas. Thanks to Scott Steiger (@SteigerScott) for this very nice catch!

NASA Nerdology 

From NASA…”The atmosphere over northern Norway appeared quite strange for about 30 minutes last Friday when colorful clouds, dots, and plumes suddenly appeared. The colors were actually created by the NASA-funded Auroral Zone Upwelling Rocket Experiment (AZURE) which dispersed gas tracers to probe winds in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Mapping how vapors dispersed should increase humanity’s understanding of how the solar wind transfers energy to the Earth and powers aurora.

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

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