MM’s Wx Vlog
This Week’s Hazards
While hazardous weather is not expected over the next five days, widespread frost is likely tonight and a FROST ADVISORY is in effect by the NWS Nashville (though many of us have already seen our first frost). Some of us may see our first freeze of the season tonight, so be mindful of that. Make sure your neighbors are warm tonight, espeically the elderly and/or disabled, and make sure the outside fur babies are warm
With dry conditions and low humidity, be careful if out burning. We need to be mindful of wildfire dangers.
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Saturday: Sunny and much cooler. Widespread frost/light freeze conditions likely overnight. North wind at 5 mph.
Sunday – Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Calm winds.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds and warm. Showes possible overnight.
While many of us have seen our first frost of the season, there are still others who haven’t. That will likely change tonight. Widespreads frost is expected and some of the colder spots will likely see subfreezing temps by Sunday morning. Temps warm back up next week, ahead of our next strong cold front.
That cold front could bring a line of storms with it. Those storms might be on the strong side, though it’s too early to know just yet how impactful that might be. As of now, nothing looks too intense. I’ll watch it closely.
On This Day
1871 – Prolonged drought and desicating winds led to the great Chicago fire, the Peshtigo horror, and the Michigan fire holocaust. Fire destroyed more than seventeen thousand buildings killing more than 200 persons in the city of Chicago, while a fire consumed the town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin killing more than 1100 persons. In Wisconsin, a million acres of land were burned, and in Michigan, 2.5 million acres were burned killing 200 persons. “Tornadoes of fire” generated by intense heat caused houses to explode in fire and burned to death scores of persons seeking refuge in open fields.
1945 – Microwave oven patented by US inventor Percy Spencer.
Drought conditions worsened over the past week for much of the state. Unfortunately, there continues to be no significant rainfall in sight, 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: 19,584
Tennesseans in drought conditions this week: 669,041 (a substantial increase!)
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: 31 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)
Current Snow Cover Map
Fall Foliage Map
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