Weather forecast issued Friday, November 10, 2023
Remembering the lives lost in the November 10, 2002, tornadoes.
The “Field of Honor” honors those who have served and sacrificed. It is open to visitors from November 5 -11. This is located in Garrison Park at 542 4th St., just off Miller Ave by the Splash Pad.
I share this every year, but it never gets old. lol
MM’s Local Weather Concerns
Severe thunderstorms are not expected for the next five days.
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
Short-Term Precip Model
This radar model moves in one-hour increments, starting at 8:00 a.m. this morning and ending at 6:00 pm. Showers should move out by noon.
Yesterday’s Weather Statistics
On This Day
2002- Middle Tennessee suffers one of its worst autumn severe weather outbreaks ever. Four tornadoes strike the Highland Rim during the early morning, with two fatalities in Port Royal. Then, following record high temperatures at Nashville (81) and Crossville (75), severe weather re-ignites during the late afternoon, with widespread wind damage, hail, and eight additional tornadoes. Lake Tansi, south of Crossville, is hardest hit, as a supercell produces baseball-size hail and an F3 tornado, killing four. Two additional fatalities occur at New Union (Coffee County) as the result of two F2 tornadoes there. In addition to the eight fatalities, 51 injuries are reported across the area.
Youtube vidoes are published separately from this blog now. They are not published daily like this blog is but will become more frequent during times of threatening weather. My YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3zLMT7tqpb6eIaE-8YGog You can subscribe to that channel for free.
The Drought Monitor is updated each Thursday. The map below was updated on Thursday, November 9. Notice how the “exceptional drought” category is now creeping into southeast TN. Exceptional drought is the highest level of drought category on the scale.
This is last week’s map for comparison.
Current Snowfall Depth
72-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. 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 winter. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.
72-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 and can be especially useful in the winter and spring. The map below begins 6:00 a.m. this morning and moves in six-hour increments.