Thank you to Crystal Smith for sending this to me! Many of you may know Crystal’s dad, Sam Raper, from your days at CCHS. Sam was responsible for contacting WATE Channel 6 in Knoxville when I was in high school. He let them know how interested I was in weather and Matt Hinkin called me! Matt made me a Channel 6 weather watcher and it was one of the greatest days of my life! For years, I would call and give my weather reports straight to either Matt Hinkin or Ken Weathers. I still stay in touch with them all these years later.
Wind & Rain Tonight
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This Week’s Hazards
Normal High: 51 deg Normal Low: 32 deg
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy and warmer. Windy. Slight chance for a shower by afternoon and evening. Rain becomes likely overnight.
Saturday: Rain, especially the first half of the day. Turning colder.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy.
Monday: Showers developing by afternoon. Rain becomes heavier and more widespread overnight.
Tuesday: Rain, possibly heavy at times.
Forecast Discussion & Concerns
We’re entering into yet another very wet period. This rainfall will end the drought for this year. Tonight and Saturday’s rainfall will amount to about a quarter of an inch. The more substantial rainfall arrives early next week, when several inches of rain may fall across the plateau. I’ll keep an eye on any flooding issues that may arise. At this time, neither severe storms nor wintry weather issues are expected.
HRRR Radar Model
This short-term model run begins at noon today and ends at midnight tonight. Notice the isolated nature of showers expected. Rain coverage will likely increase after midnight.
Weather statistics are available each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-statistics/
On This Day
1991- Nashville measures 3.07″ of rainfall, for a 3-day total of 5.96″. Crossville receives 3.57″ for a remarkable 3-day total of 8.16″.
1970 – A tornado, 400 yards in width, touched down about one mile below the summit of Timpanogos Divide. Trees up to 18 inches in diameter were snapped, and some of the 38-inch snow cover was carried 1000 feet above the ground as the tornado traveled one mile.
1982 – A tornado destroyed a home four miles south of Eastwood, Missouri. The owners were not injured in that tornado, but ironically one was killed Christmas Eve when another tornado hit the replacement mobile home on the same site.
Weather history is updated for each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-history/
The drought map updates each Thursday, so this is the latest map! This map was based on data that precedes the latest rainfall. Next week’s update will take that rainfall into consideration and that will make a big difference in these maps. For more drought info, please visit https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/
Estimated population in drought Areas in TN last week = 4,857,327
Estimated population in drought Areas in TN this week = 5,362,178
Five-Day Rainfall Forecast
Current Snow Cover Map
Extended Temperature Outlook (Dec 7-11)
Extended Precipitation Outlook (Dec 7-11)
MM Classes for Kids
The next MM kid’s classes will take place in January and February of 2023. The next Crossville class will take place on Wednesday, January 18 at 4:30 pm. The Clarkrange class will take place Thursday, February 2 at 5:00 pm. Registration is required. The class topic will be hail! Registration can be found at https://meteorologistmark.com/mm-kids/
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