Saturday, December 10, 2022
Next update planned for Sunday by 9:00 a.m., or as needed
Rain Showers (possible) on the Parade
(The Crossville Christmas parade is scheduled to start at 4:30)
MM’s Wx Vlog
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This Week’s Hazards
Normal High: 49 deg
Normal Low: 31 deg
Five-Day Weather Forecast
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for showers, especially after 3:00 pm. Rain chances increase further after sunset.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for mainly morning showers.
Monday: Mostly sunny and mild.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Clouds increase late in the day. Windy, with gusts to 20 mph.
Wednesday: Rain likely.
Forecast Discussion & Concerns
Rain chances begin rising again by this afternoon, with rain showers being rather numerous on the plateau by sunset. Total rainfall amounts with this system should stay around one half inch.
By next week, a strong cold front will blow through on Wednesday with heavy rainfall. That front will usher in much colder air that may even lead to some snow flurries before the week is finished.
The Storm Prediction Center outlook for severe weather shows severe storms possible on Wednesday associated with that frontal passage across the South, but they currently keep the greatest threat well south of our area. Based on the current forecast data, that certainly seems reasonable. I’ll monitor that closely in the coming days.
HRRR Radar Model
This model begins at noon and ends at 6:00 pm, in one-hour increments. This particular model shows rain moving onto the plateau around 3:00 p.m. and increasing in coverage thereafter.
Weather Stats for Yesterday
Weather statistics are available each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-statistics/
On This Day
1917- A record cold air mass penetrates Middle Tennessee. Nashville’s low temperature is 1 degree, with a high reaching just 15.
1684 – Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley.
Weather history is updated for each day at https://meteorologistmark.com/weather-history/
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
The drought map updates each Thursday. Drought conditions continue to improve. 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 = 5,362,178
Estimated population in drought Areas in TN this week = 1,834,955
National Weather Map for Today
Forecast 5-Day Rainfall Totals
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: 86 degrees (red star)
Coolest high temp expected today: 11 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: 75 degrees (red star)
Coolest overnight low expected: -1 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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