Warm Afternoons and Crisp, Cool Nights
MM’s Wx Vlog
Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant.
Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly. A good night to step out and admire the stars and the Moon.
The Weekend: Mostly sunny skies and very pleasant. Perfect weather for the Homestead Apple Festival this weekend!
Monday – Thursday: Mostly sunny. Warmer. Continued pleasant.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Hay Weather Forecast
Almanac for Yesterday
On This Day in Wx History
1950 – A smoke pall from western Canada forest fires covered much of the eastern US. Daylight was reduced to nighttime darkness in parts of the Northeast. The color of the sun varied from pink to purple, blue, or lavender. Yellow to grey-tan was common.
1972 – Lightning struck a man near Waldport, Oregon, who just happened to be carrying thirty-five pieces of dynamite.
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 108° at Death Valley, California
Low: 19° at Peter Sinks, Utah
We now have Hurricane Sam. The storm rapidly intensified overnight from barely being a tropical storm to now being a hurricane. The storm continues to rapidly intensify and is expected to become a major hurricane over the weekend (if not tonight!). Right now, maximum intensity is forecast at cat 4, though it’s not impossible that Sam will make a run for cat 5 status. The storm is not a threat to the US and is currently not expected to be a threat for the mainland. That will need to be watched, of course. Models currently show a threat to Bermuda next week.
Sun & Moon
Today’s Tennessee Weather
The week is ending with fantastic weather! After some morning fog burns off, look for abundant sunshine and afternoon highs in the low to mid 70s. It will be a bit warmer along the Mississippi River, with highs reaching near 80 degrees. It’s a beautiful day to get outside!
Tonight’s Tennessee Weather
Under clear to partly cloudy skies, overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 50s across the state.
Weekend Tennessee Weather
The pattern of warm afternoons and crisp, cool nights continues right on through the weekend! Expect partly to mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs near 80 degrees for West Tennessee, with low to mid 70s expected for much of Middle and East Tennessee. Overnight lows will fall into the 50s. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather if you can!
My mentee with Kids on the Rise lost his grandmother last weekend to covid. We will be honoring her life on Saturday, for anyone who would like to come and show their support to Michael and Abby. I’m also working on other ways you can show support, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, prayers are greatly appreciated.
The next MM kids class will be at TCAT on Tuesday, September 28th at 4:30. The class topic is on strange things that fall from the sky!
To register, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtnQuqpvGXd4qwrPnOrHcroEA3A-Gifcd3aa4vNFN6G8MYMA/viewform. Class is limited to the first 20 students who sign up.
Meteorologist Mark Pro
The latest newsletter has been released for this week, featuring topics on Hurricane Hugo and the mysterious noctilucent clouds.
Coming in October, a kid’s science newsletter will be included with the MeteorologistMarkPro subscription! This has been requested many times over the past few years and by October it will be a reality! I’m so excited to be adding this to the growing list of products offered by the Pro subscription! October’s issue is looking really cool!