Weather forecast issued Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival benefitting veterans coming October 21st! See ucbigfoot.com for festival info, including a list of vendors and food trucks! The weather forecast is looking great, so make plans to come out and help us raise money for our veterans!
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Severe t-storms are not expected for the next 5 days.
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
Radar-Estimated Rainfall from Yesterday
Today’s Jetstream Forecast
This map moves in 6-hr increments, beginning at 7:00 a.m. this morning. The brighter the reds, the stronger the winds at 30,000 feet.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, October 12. Nothing much changed from last week’s update, though areas around Chattanooga did improve.
On This Day
1910 – Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty ships were grounded.
2005 – With the formation of Hurricane Wilma, the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season tied the record for the most named storms for any season (21 storms in 1933), and tied the record for the most hurricanes in a single season (12 in 1969). Wilma peaked at category-5 intensity on the 19th, with a minimum central pressure falling to 882 millibars (26.05 inches of mercury), the lowest pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. Wilma also became the most rapidly-intensifying storm on record, with a maximum-sustained surface wind speed increase of 105 mph in a 24-hour period.
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