A Hot & Humid Weekend
Tracking “Ida” to Tennessee
Tonight is your last chance to buy a Meteorologist Mark shirt at the Cumberland County Fair! We will be selling Meteorologist Mark shirts and Bigfoot merchandise at the Bigfoot booth. You can stock up on Bigfoot Festival merchandise, or get a Meteorologist Mark shirt! Or, just stop by and say hello! We’re located near the stadium, behind the Gideon’s tent.
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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog
Saturday & Sunday : Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon showers & thunderstorms.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Rain likely, along with gusty winds. Rain could be heavy.
Thursday – Friday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Hurricane Ida has the potential to bring some big impacts to the plateau by Tuesday. My concerns are increasing. I’ll keep you posted!
Before Ida arrives, we have some heat to beat this weekend. Be safe if you’re outside in the hottest part of the day!
Hay Weather Forecast
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Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1898 – Torrents of rain accompanied by a furious wind upset the rain gage at Fort Mohave, Arizona. However, water in a wash tub set out on the mesa, clear of everything, measured eight inches after the 45 minute storm.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 119° at Mecca, California
Low: 23° at Peter Sinks, Utah
Hurricane Ida will gather strength today in the Gulf of Mexico, possibly evolving into a major hurricane by tonight. That storm will then march onto the coast last Sunday night, bringing catastrophic impacts to portions of the Louisiana coastline.
The storm will then head northeast toward the plateau. On this forecast track, impacts would be rather high for our area. Gusty winds that could become locally damaging, flooding rains, and isolated tornadoes would all be possible across the Cumberland Plateau. I’ll keep a very close eye on this!