Beneficial rainfall on the way
Last week, I met with City Fire and the County EMA. They had expressed interest in working with me for weather data during times of inclement weather or if an emergency response required weather data. I am very excited to announce that I agreed to be contracted with them and we are working on phasing me into that new role. I am also thankful for my job at Creative Compassion, that allows me the flexibility to take on such projects. My call sign for those listening on emergency radios will be Weather1.
In addition. due to the outpouring of requests (thank you!), along with this new role of mine, the blog will go back to being updated daily and as needed.
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This Week’s Hazards
Be safe driving on wet roadways this week.
Normal High: 51 deg Normal Low: 32 deg
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Monday: Rain developing areawide by afternoon. Increasing in coverage and intensity overnight.
Tuesday: Rain likely. Thunder possible.
Wednesday: Rain likely. Thunder possible.
Thursday: Rain and thunderstorms likely.
Friday: Rain likely in the morning, tapering off by afternoon.
Forecast Discussion & Concerns
Rainfall could be heavy at times this week, which could lead to some localized flooding, especially in poorly-drained and/or low-lying areas. Widespread flooding issues are not expected. Neither severe nor wintry weather issues are expected at this time.
A decent 2-3 inches of rain is expected areawide by the end of the week. Some locations may receive locally higher amounts that are closer to 4 inches.
HRRR Radar Model
This model begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 pm tonight, in one-hour increments. Nothing heavy is expected today but rainfall could be heavier overnight.
Weather statistics are available each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-statistics/
On This Day
1977- Baseball-size hail is reported in Putnam County.
1886 – A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery Alabama, 18.5 inches at Rome, Georgia, and 22.5 inches at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Weather history is updated for each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-history/
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
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
National Weather Map for Today
Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes
Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago this morning, 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: 88 degrees (red star)
Coolest high temp expected today: 5 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: 76 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: -13 degrees (blue star)
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/
December’s newsletter is out! Learn all about what we discussed in the kids class in November, the weather of Novembers in the past on the plateau, and how lake-effect snow occurs! These topics and more are in this month’s letter! Subscriptions for the newsletter pay for materials used in the MM kids classes each month. To subscribe or try a free sample, go to https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/
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