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MM’s Mon Wx Forecast for Sept 19

In the image above, U.S. President John F. Kennedy pays tribute to astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. for his February 1962 flight aboard Friendship 7. 
On Sept. 19, 1961, NASA announced that the $60 million manned space flight laboratory would be located in Houston on 1,000 acres of land to be made available to the government by Rice University. Credit: NASA


Be sure and stay tuned for my coverage of the Crew-5 rocket launch from the Space Coast on October 2-3! I will have exclusive coverage via the NASA Social I was selected for. Be sure and tell all all space enthusiasts in your life! I will also cover the event on Facebook.


Wx Summary

Mostly sunny and dry days continue. The heat will crank up by mid-week, but a cold front will bring relief by the end of the week. Be safe in the afternoon heat on Tuesday and Wednesday.

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Monday: Continued sunny and warm.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Be safe in the afternoon heat.

Thursday & Friday: Mostly sunny and very pleasant.

Hiking Forecast

Hiking weather continues to look good for today, though it will be a bit warmer this afternoon compared to what we’ve been experiencing. The early mornings look good for hiking all week! Be safe on trails that have lots of sun exposure in the afternoons, especially with hikes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cooler temps and lower humidity levels move in for the end of the week, giving us more excellent hiking weather.



On This Day 

1954- One of the hottest summers on record continues its strangle-hold on the mid state. Nashville’s high hits 97 degrees, Crossville gets to 93.

1947 – The eye of a hurricane passed directly over New Orleans, and the barometric pressure dipped to 28.61 inches. The hurricane killed 51 persons, and caused 110 million dollars damage. It produced wind gusts to 155 mph while making landfall over Fort Lauderdale, Florida two days earlier. 


Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

Tennessee continues to look wet enough to avoid many dry areas being highlighted. However, with the dry streak we’re on now I expected this map to change in the coming weeks. For more drought info, including a look at the national drought map, please visit my link at


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: 104 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 29 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: 83 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 21 degrees (blue star)

Snow Cover Map 

Hurricane Forecast 

Hurricane Fiona now has winds of 90 mph. The storm is expected to stay away from the U.S. but could have high impacts for Bermuda. The hurricane is expected to become the season’s first “major” hurricane, with winds over 111 mph by Tuesday night.

Fall Foliage Map

This animated map shows fall leaf color projections from Red indicates peak color.


MM Classes for Kids

The September MM Crossville Kids’ class is full! You may still join the waiting list by emailing me at You may also use that email to request to be place on the email list for updates for when the next classes will be.


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

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