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MM’s Thurs Wx Forecast for Sept. 16

Unsettled days ahead

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Today: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for mainly afternoon storms.

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon & evening.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for mainly afternoon storms.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday- Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening.


MM’s Wx Concerns

Hay Weather Forecast 

The hay weather forecast is just not looking good.

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1928 – Hurricane San Felipe, a monster hurricane, which left 600 dead in Guadeloupe, and 300 dead in Puerto Rico, struck West Palm Beach, Florida causing enormous damage, and then headed for Lake Okeechobee. When the storm was over, the lake covered an area the size of the state of Delaware, and beneath its waters were 2000 victims. The only survivors were those who reached large hotels for safety, and a group of fifty people who got onto a raft to take their chances out in the middle of the lake.

1988 – Hurricane Gilbert moved ashore into Mexico. The hurricane established an all-time record for the western hemisphere with a barometric reading of 26.13 inches. Winds approached 200 mph, with higher gusts. Gilbert devastated Jamaica and the Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane Gilbert made landfall 120 miles south of Brownsville, Texas during the early evening. Winds gusted to 61 mph at Brownsville, and reached 82 mph at Padre Island. Six foot tides eroded three to four feet off beaches along the Lower Texas Coast, leaving the waterline seventy-five feet farther inland. Rainfall totals ranged up to 8.71 inches at Lamar, Texas. Gilbert caused three million dollars damage along the Lower Texas Coast, but less than a million dollars damage along the Middle Texas Coast.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  111° at Death Valley, California

Low:   23° at Yellowstone, Wyoming 


The tropics remain interesting but we still have no immediate threats to the U.S. That red-shaded region east of Africa will need to be watched, but we have many days to do that.

Sun & Moon 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

A warm and humid Thursday will lead to a few showers and thunderstorms across the state today. Rain chances are lowest across the northwest, where only a 20% chance of rain exists. Elsewhere, rain chances vary from 30%-40%, with the highest likelihood of that rain coming in the afternoon and early evening hours. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 80s statewide.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather

A few evening lingering showers are expected across the Cumberland Plateau and southeast Tennessee. Otherwise, look for clear to partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 60s statewide.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Rain chances increase to about 50% across the state for Friday. Those scattered showers and thunderstorms will be most prevalent in the afternoon and evening hours. It will be another muggy day. Clouds and increased rain chances will keep afternoon highs in the lower 80s.

MM News

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