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MM’s Tues Wx Forecast for Aug 16

Mars may be a cold, dry planet but its weather is dynamic. A wide angle cameras on board the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft watched the development of this large scale storm system above Mars’ north polar area. These frames were recorded on successive mapping orbits at intervals of about 2 hours, with the white north polar cap near the center of each. High winds seem to mix the brownish dust clouds and white water-ice clouds as the curling storm front churns over the extreme northern martain landscape. The MGS cameras have watched similar storms in this region during the months of July and August revealing surprisingly complex weather.

Wx Summary

A weak disturbance is bringing some clouds to the plateau today. Those clouds may drop an isolated shower on the region today but most of us should stay dry. Models have trended drier with both Wednesday and Thursday’s forecast, though there are still low rain chances on each of those days. By Friday and Saturday, scattered showers and storms should once again make their way onto our radar, with those chances being set at about 50%.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Northeast wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and storms likely throughout the day. Light northwest wind at 5 mph.

Thursday: A chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms. Northeast wind at 5 mph.

Friday & Saturday: Scattered showers and t-storms are likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southeast wind at 5 mph. Light southerly winds around 5 mph.

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. today and ends at 9:00 p.m. Notice the isolated nature of showers for today across our region.

On This Day 

2007- In the midst of one of the worst droughts in Middle Tennessee’s history, the temperature at Nashville climbs to 106 degrees, setting a record high for the month. It is the fifth consecutive day with 100+ degree readings — the 9th in the last ten days — and also the twelfth consecutive day of at least 99 degrees. Waverly sets a new all-time record high with a 106-degree reading, and Linden ties its record high at 105.

1989 – A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto’s stock market.


Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 117 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 41 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 95 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 34 degrees (blue star)

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Hurricane Forecast 

A tropical wave in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm by the weekend in the western Gulf. This system could bring more rainfall to areas already saturated from this last tropical disturbance that moved into this same general area this past weekend.


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You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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