MM’s Sun Wx Blog for June 6

Weather Headlines 

A wet Sunday

A wet week ahead

Outdoor activities not advisable this week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today & Tomorrow: Widespread showers and storms.

Tuesday – Friday: Scattered showers & storms, especially in the afternoon/evening. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Saturday: Scattered showers & storms.

Forecast Discussion

We have entered a very wet pattern. Each day will likely feature a different area getting the better rainfall, but we ALL have a darn good chance for rain each day. Plan outdoor activities with MUCH flexibility this week. It’s a “you may not get rain, but you probably will” type of pattern.

As with any summer pattern, widespread severe weather is not expected, but that doesn’t mean one or two storms won’t get a bit rowdy this week. The biggest concern I have is for folks getting caught in heavier downpours while driving, which can reduce visibility very quickly in a short period of time. Those heavy downpours can also put down some very gusty winds.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Sun & The Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

June 6, 1944–Perhaps the most important weather forecast ever made was the one for D-day, the Allied invasion of France. To pull off the invasion, General Dwight D. Eisenhower needed a full moon, a low tide, little cloud cover, light winds, and low seas.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  119° at Death Valley, California

Low:   29° at Sand Creek Station, Oregon 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Look for showers and thunderstorms from one end of the state to the other for this Sunday.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Sunday Story

The transition of spring to summer is nearly complete by the time we reach the month of June in Tennessee. Our thoughts turn from spring storms and bouts of frost, to hot summer days and fresh garden vegetables. 

In June of 1956 those veggies experienced a set-back. On the third day of that month, the plateau experienced its latest frost on record, with temperatures in the lower 30s across the area that morning. 

A different kind of ice has threatened our region many times in the month of June. Huge hail fell on Overton County on June 2, 1998. Hail to the size of softballs was reported! Just eight days later, golf ball sized hail fell on Smithville. That hail damaged 70 cars and 17 homes, with many of those homes having holes in the siding from wind-blown hail. 

As temperatures warm, the air can hold more moisture. This can lead to thunderstorms that produce torrential downpours of rain. In fact, on June 29, 1928 a thunderstorm developed over the Allardt community and produced 6.75 inches of rain! That set a daily record for rainfall for Allardt that still stands today.

Interestingly, eight years to the day later, Allardt hit a high temperature of 104 degrees. That set a daily record high that also still stands today. 

Speaking of heat, June of 2012 was a record-breaking scorcher, with many locations in Middle Tennessee setting all-time record high temperatures. On the 29th, Crossville set an all-time record high of 102, Cookeville with 105, Jamestown and Monterey with 103 degrees. Nashville’s all-time record high of 109 degrees was also set that day.  

More often than not, June is one of the more tranquil months of the year. As Al Bernstein once said, “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”

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

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