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MM’s Thurs Wx Forecast for Sept 8

Yesterday I shared the anniversary of the launch of the shuttle Endeavor (STS-69). In this photo, the pale blue Earth serves as a backdrop for astronaut Michael Gernhardt, who is attached to the Shuttle Endeavour’s robot arm during a spacewalk on that mission in September of 1995. Unlike earlier spacewalking astronauts, Gernhardt was able to use an electronic cuff checklist, a prototype developed for the assembly of the International Space Station.


MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Wx Summary

We have a sunny day in store for us today! Enjoy that sunshine because we all know that this pattern we’re in won’t let that last for long. Sure enough, isolated shower and storm chances return for Friday. Those rain chances increase overnight Friday and some of that rainfall could be heavy. The weekend will feature elevated rain and storm chances and any of that rainfall could be on the heavy side, especially in thunderstorms. A cold front moves through on Monday and that will sweep all the clouds and rain showers to our south and east. That front will bring a much cooler airmass into the region, with a taste of fall expected for the first half of next week.

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast  

Thursday: Mostly sunny & pleasant.

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, increasing in coverage and intensity overnight. Overnight rainfall could be heavy.

Saturday & Sunday: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Turning cooler.



On This Day 

1900 – The greatest weather disaster in U.S. records occurred when a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas. A tide 15 feet high washed over the island demolishing or carrying away buildings, and drowning more than 6000 persons. The hurricane destroyed more than 3600 houses, and total damage was more than 30 million dollars. Winds to 120 mph, and a twenty foot storm surge accompanied the hurricane. Following the storm, the surf was three hundred feet inland from the former water line. The hurricane claimed another 1200 lives outside of the Galveston area (8th-9th).

1966 – “Star Trek” premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.


Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

The drought map is updated each Thursday, so this is the latest map. Drought conditions continue to improve across the state. Much of the state is now free from dry areas. For more drought info, please see my link at

Estimated population in drought Areas in TN last week = 35,220

Estimated population in drought Areas in TN this week = 16,377


Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes

Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago.


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: 121 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 39 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: 94 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 22 degrees (blue star)

Snow Cover Map 

That little blurp in north central Wyoming is the first snowfall forecast I’ve seen this season. That forecast for snow is for both today and tomorrow. Winter is coming!

Hurricane Forecast 

The tropics continue to be very active but much, if not all, of that activity is little to no threat to land areas. Hurricane Earl is still forecast to become a major hurricane at any time and will be the first “major” hurricane of the 2022 season (winds greater than 111 mph). That system will pass east of Bermuda and spare them the highest impacts. Another area of low pressure is seen as the red-shaded area that is likely to become the next tropical storm of the season. The yellow-shaded region will continue to be monitored closely over the next week to ten days.

Fall Foliage Map

Peak colors in Alaska these days!

Check out this picture from near Fairbanks, Alaska this week.


Look for Creative Compasson at Taste of Crossville this evening from 6:00 – 8:00! Stop by our table for a chocolate chip cookie (while supplies last!) and learn all about the Bigfoot Festival coming in October. Tickets to Taste of Crossville are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. For more info and to get tickets, please visit

MM Classes for Kids

Registration for the next MM kids’ class in Crossville is now open! That class will be Wednesday, September 21st at 4:30. The class topic is the Artemis mission that will take man back to the Moon! That required registration form can be found at


The latest newsletter was published Friday and I am offering it as a free sample to celebrate one year of newsletter writing! I also hope you’ll like what you see and want to subscribe (just $5/month OR $50/year!). Just follow the link below. The MM newsletter is offered bi-weekly from now on and covers a variety of topics, though often that focus is on our region here in Tennessee. Subscription dues go toward paying the cost of supplies and activities for my free MM kids’ classes.

Check out the free sample today! These newsletters can be great to share with your kids or grandkids and may even spark their interest in science!

Other important weather information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

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

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