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MM’s Wx Vlog
This Week’s Hazards
While hazardous weather is not expected over the next five days, widespread frost is likely by Friday and (especially) Saturday nights.
Also, with dry conditions and low humidity, be careful if out burning. We’re getting into the season where we have to be mindful of wildfire dangers.
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with light north winds.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Light winds. The warmest day of the week.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Patchy frost developing overnight.
Saturday: Sunny and much cooler. Widespread frost likely overnight.
Sunday: Mostly sunny.
The only headlines for this forecast period pertain to the dry weather and the potential for widespread frost. While many of us have seen patchy frost this season, Saturday night offers the best chance for everyone to see that frost.
The dry weather continues, with no measureable precip in sight.
On This Day
1954- Temperature tops out at 86 degrees at Crossville for the second consecutive day.
1972 – Heavy rains, mostly the remnants of Tropical Storm Joanne, fell across much of Arizona. It was believed to be the first time in Arizona weather history that a tropical storm entered the state with its circulation still intact. The center was over Flagstaff early on the 7th.
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: 30 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: 81 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: 20 degrees (blue star)
Snow Cover Map
This map will be changing in the coming weeks! As of now, the only snow accumulation showing up is in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.
An area of low pressure in the southern Caribbean is likely to become the next named storm (red-shaded region). However, it is expected to stay too far south to affect the U.S.
Fall Foliage Map
Widespread color change is getting closer!
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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