Posted on Leave a comment

MM’s Tues Wx Forecast for Sept 20

Surveyor 2 launched on Sept 20, 1966. Just before touchdown on the moon on September 22, one of its thrusters malfunctioned during a mid course correction, causing it to tumble out of control and crash into the moon, southeast of the crater Copernicus.


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

The heat will begin cranking up today, with tomorrow being the hottest day of the week. However, a fall-like cold front will bring relief by the end of the week. Meanwhile, be safe in the afternoon heat today and tomorrow.

MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Tuesday: After a slight chance for an isolated morning shower or storm, skies should become partly to mostly sunny. Be safe in the afternoon heat.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny and hot. Be safe in the afternoon heat.

Thursday: A slight risk for an isolated shower or storm, otherwise partly to mostly sunny and pleasant.

Friday: Mostly sunny and very pleasant.

Saturday: Continued sunny. Warmer.

Hiking Forecast   

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



On This Day 

1845 – A tornado traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake Champlain.

1926 – A hurricane which hit Miami, Florida, on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and above 75 mph for 20 hours. 


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: 103 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 32 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: 18 degrees (blue star)

Hurricane Forecast 

Hurricane Fiona has become the season’s first “major” hurricane after becoming a cat 3 overnight. The storm is expected to become a cat 4 over the next 24 hours. Thankfully, the storm will stay away from the U.S. mainland, though it could bring high impacts to Bermuda by Thursday night.

Another area of low pressure will move into the Caribbean over the next couple of days. It will need to be watched very closely.

Fall Foliage Map


MM Classes for Kids

The September MM Crossville Kids’ class is almost full! Register today to get your seat reserved at

You might want to join the email list for updates for when the next classes will be. Just email me at


Subscriptions to my bi-weekly newsletter help pay for materials for the MM kids’ classes! Try a free copy today or subscribe at Thank you! 

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!

Make sure you “Follow” this blog to get updates in your email inbox

Leave a Reply