A changing weather pattern
MM’s Wx Vlog
Today’s Afternoon Wx Map
A weak frontal boundary is draped across the Midsouth, bringing lots of clouds to the region. That front lifts north as a warm front tonight.
Local Seven-Day Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with perhaps a few sprinkles. Continued mild.
Sunday: A windy day, with scattered showers developing by afternoon. Mild. Rain likely overnight.
Monday: Rain & storms. Windy. Some storms could be strong.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of mainly afternoon showers.
Wednesday: Rain & possible thunder.
Thursday – Friday: Mostly cloudy and mild.
MM’s Wx Concerns
An approaching storm system will bring very gusty winds to the area by Sunday evening and Monday. These winds could gust to 30 + mph, which could be enough to lead to sporadic power outages. Winds of this nature can also make driving difficult in high-profile vehicles. Make sure outdoor holiday decorations are secure, as well as any outdoor furniture and trash cans.
Almanac for Yesterday
National High Temps for Today
It’s a mild day across the nation, with many locations being above normal.
National Low Temps for Tonight
A very unseasonably warm night is in store for much of the southern and central US. Many of these lows would be unseasonably warm for daytime highs!
24-Hour Temperature Change
Much of the south is much warmer than it was Friday morning.
On This Day in Wx History
1982- Crossville’s high of 72 degrees is a new December record.
1982 – The temperature in New York City’s Central Park reached 72 degrees to establish a record high for December. The month as a whole was also the warmest of record.
I thought it was interesting that both Central Park and Crossville had the same record high for that day.
The next MM Kids class will be Tuesday, December 14, at 4:00 pm at TCAT. Suggested age range is 8 yrs and up.
This hour-long class focuses on weather folklore. We’ll discuss what works and what doesn’t and why. We’ll also discuss just how complex our planet’s atmosphere is and what that means for folklore. A hands-on activity will make the lesson come to life! Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJd9uESXEQKxIxF07Hk0BxcDaCsCpxWHVceM-YqtZzww7y7Q/viewform
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.
Estimated Population in Drought Areas in the South: Last week: 5,614,886 & This Week: 8,608,590
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