MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for June 10

MM News

I had a wonderful time talking with the Crossville Rotary Breakfast Club Wednesday morning about the Bigfoot festival! They were excited to hear about it, and they are ready to get their squatch on! For more info on the festival, please refer to the website at https://ucbigfoot.com/.

I still have some seats available in the MM kids class Tuesday night! I bought a fire extinguisher yesterday. Why? Come to class and find out! 🙂 Registration is required and that form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. The topic is fire tornadoes!

Weather Headlines 

Tow more days of good rain chances

A drier pattern emerging for the weekend

Drier weather to persist into the beginning of next week

The drought map updates every Thursday! Check out the latest update below!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today & Tomorrow: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

The Weekend: Partly to mostly sunny, with only a slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Less humid!

Forecast Discussion

Some of you may be wondering we have ended up in such a wet pattern this week. During these warmer months, the jetstream retreats to the north. That means steering currents are weak in the atmosphere. Whenever an area of low pressure develops, it can’t be pushed along because atmospheric winds are so weak, therefore it lingers for days and days. In the springtime, the jetstream is often nearby and can steer this systems right along. Not so in the summer months.

To make matters even worse, a big area of high pressure has set up in the Atlantic. We’re on the backside of that high, which means southerly winds coming straight up from the Gulf of Mexico. This high pressure is also acting like a buffer to the area of low pressure and won’t let it move east. A slow storm system and a very humid air mass moving up from the Gulf spells days of clouds and showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

NOTE: This weather station is located at the airport and continues to have issues with precip measurement and time.

Tropics 

The area of low pressure being monitored in the Caribbean has dissipated.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1998- A hailstorm at Smithville produces golfball-size hail. Seventy cars and 17 homes are damaged. Wind- driven hailstones cause holes in the siding of homes. Damage is estimated at $750,000.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  114° At Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   23° at Old Station, California  

Thirsty Thursday

In order for ice to melt, it must absorb heat from the air around it. If you clean out your icemaker and end up with a sink full of ice, you can wave your hand over the sink and you’ll feel cooler air. That’s because the ice is pulling the heat from the air in order to melt.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

There’s no need to be thirsty on this Thursday! More showers and thunderstorms will pop up across the state again today. Some thunderstorms could produce very heavy rainfall, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Another warm and muggy night will lead to more showers and thunderstorms. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees for everyone.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

One more day of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state. Again, some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds. Better weather is ahead for the weekend!

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This is the latest update!

Weather SnapShots

Jen Walton (@mejenwalton) reminds us that “not every storm can be a tornado producer or mothership, but each has its own kind of grace.” Very true and very well said! This severe storm passed over Cheyenne, Wyoming Tuesday night.

NASA Nerdology 

During this week in 1988, astronomers aboard the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO) made the 1st direct observation of Pluto’s atmosphere. A converted Lockheed C-141 military cargo plane, the KAO carried a 36-inch reflecting telescope and played a major role in many scientific achievements.

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

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