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MM’s Wx Vlog
This Week’s Hazards
Hazardous weather is not expected over the next five days.
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Breezy. North wind at 5-10 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Northeast wind at 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny. North wind at 5 mph.
Wednesday – Thursday: Mostly sunny. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
On This Day
1959 – A tornado struck the town of Ivy, Virginia (located near Charlottesville). Eleven persons were killed, including ten from one family.
1974- Crossville experiences its earliest freeze ever as the temperature dips to 31.
1984- Temperature at Nashville drops to 32 — the earliest freeze ever.
1986- Crossville ties its record high for October with a reading of 86 degrees.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
As expected, drought conditions worsened over the past week. Unfortunately, rainfall from Ian did not reach any of Middle and West Tennessee, so drought conditions are liable to worsen even more over the coming week.
For even more drought info, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/
Tennesseans in drought conditions last week: 14,424
Tennesseans in drought conditions this week: 19,584
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: 106 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: 20 degrees (blue star)
Fall Foliage Map
Rocket Launch Update
Hurricane Ian really took a toll on the rocket launch schedule. The good news is that the Space Coast seems to have weathered the storm well, thanks to lots of good preparation. The bad news is that I can no longer attend the launch of this particular rocket. BUT, I will be back down there sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted!
Update: The NASA Social folks reached out to me yesterday and said that I get priority for the next one!
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