MM’s Wed Wx Blog for June 9

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The next Meteorologist Mark kids class will be Tuesday, June 15, at 4:00 pm at TCAT. The class is free. The topic will be fire tornadoes! Registration is required and that sign-up sheet can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. Class is capped at 25 and it’s already half full! See you there!

Weather Headlines 

A warm and humid airmass hangs on

Scattered to numerous showers and storms through Friday

Drier air and lower rain chances by Sunday (hopefully!)

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Thursday – Friday: Scattered, mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday – Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Note: A malfunction with this weather station has compromised the time and rainfall data.

Tropics 

The area of low pressure that has been monitored over the past several days in the Caribbean is looking less organized this morning. Therefore, the National Hurricane Center has reduced its chances for development to around 10%.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1953 – A tornado hit the town of Worcester, Massachusetts killing ninety persons. The northeastern states usually remain free of destructive tornadoes, however in this case a low pressure system, responsible for producing severe thunderstorms in Michigan and Ohio the previous day, brought severe weather to New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. The tornado, up to a mile in width at times, tracked 46 miles through Worcester County. It mangled steel towers built to withstand winds of 375 mph. Debris from the tornado fell in the Boston area, and adjacent Atlantic Ocean.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  115° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   25° a Bodie State Park, California 

Wednesday Weather 101

Thunderstorms sometimes form in the desert and when they do, dramatic things can happen. Like here in Tennessee, the winds outside of the thunderstorms can be gusty. You know that breeze that kicks in ahead of summer storms? Well, in the desert that breeze kicks up dust….. a LOT of dust. That creates an enormous dust storm called a Haboob. The name originates in Sudan, where similar dust storms occur. Visibility can drop to zero in just a matter of moments in these dust storms, creating dangerous driving conditions. These storms usually last under an hour and can kick dust as high as 8,000 feet up into the atmosphere!

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

The warm and humid airmass that has been in place since Monday will bring more showers and thunderstorms across Tennessee for our Wednesday. Some of those storms could produce very heavy rainfall, so be careful if you’re out driving when one of these storms comes along.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

A chance for showers and thunderstorms continues into the night. It will also be very warm and humid, with overnight lows near 70 degrees for all.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Another day of showers and thunderstorms will be the story once again for Thursday. Some of the storms could produce very heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Meteorologist Sam Shamburger of the NWS Nashville office captured this stunning sunset over Nashville yesterday. How beautiful is that?

NASA Nerdology 

Pilot Scott Crossfield took the X-15 for its first unpowered, glide flight during this week in 1959. On this flight, the X-15 glided to the ground from an altitude of about 38,000 feet in order to verify the X-15’s basic handling qualities.

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

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