Weather forecast issued Saturday, November 4, 2023
The Veterans Parade is in downtown Crossville at 10:00 a.m. this morning.
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Dry conditions have increased the wildfire danger.
Drought conditions continue to worsen.
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
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Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
NWS Climate Summary for October
On This Day
1988 – Thunderstorms developing ahead of a fast moving cold front produced severe weather over the Tennessee Valley and the Central Gulf Coast States during the afternoon and evening hours, and into the next morning. Thunderstorms spawned 19 tornadoes, including 11 in Mississippi. The last of the 19 tornadoes killed a woman in her mobile home in Lee, Florida. A tornado in Culbert, Alabama, injured 16 people, and caused two million dollars damage. Thunderstorms also produced baseball size hail in Alabama.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 1. Drought continues to intensify across the state. Now, portions of the plateau have been upgraded to extreme drought.
Last week’s map is seen below.
Notice how much the extreme drought category expanded from last week to this week.
Nation’s Current Snowfall Depth
48-Hour Jetstream Forecast
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels of the atmosphere, typically occurring around 30,000 feet in elevation. Within jet streams, the winds blow from west to east, but the band often shifts north and south because jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air. Since these hot and cold air boundaries are most pronounced in winter, jet streams are the strongest during both the northern and southern hemisphere winters.
This map moves in 6-hr increments, beginning at 7:00 a.m. this morning, which is forecast hour 18. The brighter the reds, the stronger the winds at 30,000 feet.
48-Hour 500-mb Map
The 500 millibar (mb) map plots a variety of information collected by weather balloons and represents atmospheric conditions at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet. These maps, like the jet stream maps, provide a good snapshot of what is occurring in the atmosphere above. This map moves in 6-hr increments, beginning at 7:00 a.m. this morning, which is forecast hour 18.