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MM’s Thurs Wx Forecast (Nov 18)

Tumbling Temperatures for Thursday & an Eclipse

Special Note

A lunar eclipse of the moon will occur late tonight. The eclipse will last six hours and one minute, making it the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. At peak, 97% of the moon will be covered by Earth’s shadow, making much of the moon a red color. Lunar eclipses come around rather often. The next one will be a total one and will be in May.

Below is the schedule for how the eclipse will go. Maximum eclipse is at 3:02 a.m. Note: It will be very cold outside!

Moon enters penumbra1:02 a.m.12:02 a.m.11:02 p.m.10:02 p.m.
Moon enters umbra2:18 a.m.1:18 a.m.12:18 a.m.11:18 p.m.
Maximum eclipse4:02 a.m.3:02 a.m.2:02 a.m.1:02 a.m.
Moon leaves umbra5:47 a.m.4:47 a.m.3:47 a.m.2:47 a.m.
Moon leaves penumbra7:03 a.m.6:03 a.m.5:03 a.m.4:03 a.m.

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers likely in the morning. Temps falling into the 40s by afternoon.

Friday: Mostly sunny and chilly.

Saturday: A few more clouds and breezy. Mild. Not a bad looking day!

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy & breezy. Scattered showers develop by afternoon.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Colder.

Tuesday: Sunny & cold.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Milder.


MM’s Wx Concerns

Falling temps by this afternoon will feel MUCH cooler than what we’ve seen the past couple of days. Dress accordingly!

Overnight lows will be very cold. Make sure outdoor pets are warm and sheltered.

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday 

Today’s National Wx Map (New!) 

A strong cold is pushing through the eastern US today, bringing much colder air.

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National High Temps for Today (New!)

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National Low Temps for Tonight (New!)

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24-Hour Temperature Change (New!)

Temps are MUCH colder across the central US compared to this time yesterday!


On This Day in Wx History

1957- An F-2 tornado cuts a 15-mile path across Fentress County, including the Armathwaite community. There is only 1 reported injury.

MM News

December’s MM Kids class will feature a lesson on weather folklore! Stay tuned for a date and registration info!

Drought Monitor 

The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

This is the latest map released today!

Meteorologist Mark Pro 

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