Cold air has returned
MM’s Wx Vlog
Friday: Gradual clearing. Cold. A bit breezy at times.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. Mild.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Slightly cooler.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. A warming trend begins.
Tuesday – Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Warmer.
MM’s Wx Concerns
Very cold air has returned! Make sure the outside fur babies are sheltered and warm.
Almanac for Yesterday
Today’s National Wx Map (New!)
The strong cold front that pushed through our region last night is pushing off the East Coast today, ushering in much colder air in its wake.
Rainfall Amounts Expected Today (New!)
Much of the nation is dry today, with New England seeing the most widespread, accumulating precip.
National High Temps for Today (New!)
Notice the dramatic warm-up for the central and northern plains.
National Low Temps for Tonight (New!)
A mild night for the plains.
24-Hour Temperature Change (New!)
Warm air streams northward ahead of today’s cold front in the eastern US, while much colder temps are found behind the front. At the same time, temps rebound quickly behind the front across the northern plains. You can definitely tell we’re in fall, which air masses changing almost daily.
On This Day in Wx History
1925- F3 tornado touches down near Charlotte (Dickson County). Two farms, six miles apart, lost buildings. Timber is downed between the two farms. On the first farm, a two story log home is blown apart. Logs were driven into the ground 100 yards away. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
December’s MM Kids class will feature a lesson on weather folklore! Stay tuned for a date and registration info!
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 yesterday!
Estimated Population in Drought Areas: 5,614,886
South Drought Summary
Half an inch to locally an inch of rain fell over Mississippi, Tennessee, eastern parts of Arkansas, and parts of Louisiana. Half an inch to locally over 2 inches was observed over Deep South Texas. Other than those areas, most of the South received no precipitation this week. Drying soils, high evapotranspiration, and worsening SPI and SPEI drought indicators prompted expansion of D0-D3 in western parts of Oklahoma and Texas, while D0-D1 expanded in eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma to western parts of Mississippi. The rains in Deep South Texas eliminated moderate drought and contracted abnormal dryness along the southern Rio Grande River.
Meteorologist Mark Pro
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