Friday Night Wx Update

I just wanted to jump on here for a minute and let you all know that some flood advisories are being issued for those of you in Fentress and Overton Counties. As these storms drop south, Cumberland County may also see some heavy rain from these that could lead to some flash flooding. Keep this in mind if you’re out and about. The rainfall in these storms can drop visibilities in a short period of time, as well as leave lots of water on the roadways, especially in flood-prone areas.

MM’s Fri Wx Blog for June 11

Friday Funny

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There are still some openings in the Meteorologist Mark kids class for Tuesday night. Registration is required and that form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. Email me at meteorologistmark@gmail.com if you have any questions! The topic will be fire tornadoes!

Due to popular demand, the hay weather forecast returns by tomorrow! Yee-haw! I just need to find my overalls and straw hat…. 🙂

Weather Headlines 

One last day of scattered showers/thunderstorms

A drier pattern for the weekend (still humid)

Less humid and pleasant for next week (Perfect for working in hay!)

Something tropical to watch in the Gulf

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Saturday & Sunday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance of a shower or storm. Continued humid.

Monday – Tuesday: Mostly sunny and less humid. Quite pleasant.

Wednesday – Thursday: Continued mostly sunny. Cooler. Continued low humidity. Very pleasant!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Tropics 

This one has my attention. Over the coming days, an area of low pressure is expected to develop in the Bay of Campeche. That low pressure will drift northward and possibly strengthen. There’s plenty of time to watch this but if you have plans to the Gulf Coast in the coming week, this is something you want to keep a bit of an eye on.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1842 – A late season snowstorm struck New England. Snow fell during the morning and early afternoon, accumulating to a depth of ten to twelve inches at Irasburg, Vermont. Berlin, New Hampshire was blanketed with eleven inches of snow during the day. Snow whitened the higher peaks of the Appalachians as far south as Maryland!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  116° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   13° at Bodie State Park, California 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

We have one last day of scattered showers and thunderstorms before this pattern breaks. Like all of the storms this week, storms today could produce very heavy rainfall, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds. Clouds and showers will keep temperatures in the low to mid 80s for many of us.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Shower and thunderstorm chances drop off overnight, but there will likely be some lingering showers and thunderstorms scattered about the state. It’s to be another humid night, with lows around 70 degrees statewide.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Rain chances drop to about 30% for the state on Saturday. With fewer clouds and showers around, temperatures will be able to warm into the mid to upper 80s for much of the state. It will continue to be humid, making it feel much warmer than it really is. Be sure and stay cool and hydrated.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Jon Rudder (@JonRudder) snapped this incredible pic of yesterday’s sunrise solar eclipse. And yes, that’s the Empire State Building in the foreground. What a photo!

We might have been able to have seen a partial eclipse here (10%), but clouds had something to say about that.

NASA Nerdology 

“Although the quantity of material is small, its significance is very great,” Lee R. Scherer. During this week in 1971, the United States and USSR exchanged lunar samples to show greater cooperation in space between the two countries.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for June 10

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I had a wonderful time talking with the Crossville Rotary Breakfast Club Wednesday morning about the Bigfoot festival! They were excited to hear about it, and they are ready to get their squatch on! For more info on the festival, please refer to the website at https://ucbigfoot.com/.

I still have some seats available in the MM kids class Tuesday night! I bought a fire extinguisher yesterday. Why? Come to class and find out! 🙂 Registration is required and that form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. The topic is fire tornadoes!

Weather Headlines 

Tow more days of good rain chances

A drier pattern emerging for the weekend

Drier weather to persist into the beginning of next week

The drought map updates every Thursday! Check out the latest update below!

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today.

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today & Tomorrow: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

The Weekend: Partly to mostly sunny, with only a slight chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Less humid!

Forecast Discussion

Some of you may be wondering we have ended up in such a wet pattern this week. During these warmer months, the jetstream retreats to the north. That means steering currents are weak in the atmosphere. Whenever an area of low pressure develops, it can’t be pushed along because atmospheric winds are so weak, therefore it lingers for days and days. In the springtime, the jetstream is often nearby and can steer this systems right along. Not so in the summer months.

To make matters even worse, a big area of high pressure has set up in the Atlantic. We’re on the backside of that high, which means southerly winds coming straight up from the Gulf of Mexico. This high pressure is also acting like a buffer to the area of low pressure and won’t let it move east. A slow storm system and a very humid air mass moving up from the Gulf spells days of clouds and showers.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

NOTE: This weather station is located at the airport and continues to have issues with precip measurement and time.

Tropics 

The area of low pressure being monitored in the Caribbean has dissipated.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1998- A hailstorm at Smithville produces golfball-size hail. Seventy cars and 17 homes are damaged. Wind- driven hailstones cause holes in the siding of homes. Damage is estimated at $750,000.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  114° At Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   23° at Old Station, California  

Thirsty Thursday

In order for ice to melt, it must absorb heat from the air around it. If you clean out your icemaker and end up with a sink full of ice, you can wave your hand over the sink and you’ll feel cooler air. That’s because the ice is pulling the heat from the air in order to melt.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

There’s no need to be thirsty on this Thursday! More showers and thunderstorms will pop up across the state again today. Some thunderstorms could produce very heavy rainfall, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Another warm and muggy night will lead to more showers and thunderstorms. Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees for everyone.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

One more day of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state. Again, some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds. Better weather is ahead for the weekend!

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday. This is the latest update!

Weather SnapShots

Jen Walton (@mejenwalton) reminds us that “not every storm can be a tornado producer or mothership, but each has its own kind of grace.” Very true and very well said! This severe storm passed over Cheyenne, Wyoming Tuesday night.

NASA Nerdology 

During this week in 1988, astronomers aboard the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO) made the 1st direct observation of Pluto’s atmosphere. A converted Lockheed C-141 military cargo plane, the KAO carried a 36-inch reflecting telescope and played a major role in many scientific achievements.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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MM’s Wed Wx Blog for June 9

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The next Meteorologist Mark kids class will be Tuesday, June 15, at 4:00 pm at TCAT. The class is free. The topic will be fire tornadoes! Registration is required and that sign-up sheet can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdohiaR1Slm0CYWnwhQSi8w0LyY51aAO91OJpffFSabw3FOqQ/viewform. Class is capped at 25 and it’s already half full! See you there!

Weather Headlines 

A warm and humid airmass hangs on

Scattered to numerous showers and storms through Friday

Drier air and lower rain chances by Sunday (hopefully!)

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.

Thursday – Friday: Scattered, mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday – Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with just a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday

Note: A malfunction with this weather station has compromised the time and rainfall data.

Tropics 

The area of low pressure that has been monitored over the past several days in the Caribbean is looking less organized this morning. Therefore, the National Hurricane Center has reduced its chances for development to around 10%.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

On This Day in Wx History

1953 – A tornado hit the town of Worcester, Massachusetts killing ninety persons. The northeastern states usually remain free of destructive tornadoes, however in this case a low pressure system, responsible for producing severe thunderstorms in Michigan and Ohio the previous day, brought severe weather to New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. The tornado, up to a mile in width at times, tracked 46 miles through Worcester County. It mangled steel towers built to withstand winds of 375 mph. Debris from the tornado fell in the Boston area, and adjacent Atlantic Ocean.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  115° at Rio Grande Village, Texas

Low:   25° a Bodie State Park, California 

Wednesday Weather 101

Thunderstorms sometimes form in the desert and when they do, dramatic things can happen. Like here in Tennessee, the winds outside of the thunderstorms can be gusty. You know that breeze that kicks in ahead of summer storms? Well, in the desert that breeze kicks up dust….. a LOT of dust. That creates an enormous dust storm called a Haboob. The name originates in Sudan, where similar dust storms occur. Visibility can drop to zero in just a matter of moments in these dust storms, creating dangerous driving conditions. These storms usually last under an hour and can kick dust as high as 8,000 feet up into the atmosphere!

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

The warm and humid airmass that has been in place since Monday will bring more showers and thunderstorms across Tennessee for our Wednesday. Some of those storms could produce very heavy rainfall, so be careful if you’re out driving when one of these storms comes along.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

A chance for showers and thunderstorms continues into the night. It will also be very warm and humid, with overnight lows near 70 degrees for all.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Another day of showers and thunderstorms will be the story once again for Thursday. Some of the storms could produce very heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Meteorologist Sam Shamburger of the NWS Nashville office captured this stunning sunset over Nashville yesterday. How beautiful is that?

NASA Nerdology 

Pilot Scott Crossfield took the X-15 for its first unpowered, glide flight during this week in 1959. On this flight, the X-15 glided to the ground from an altitude of about 38,000 feet in order to verify the X-15’s basic handling qualities.

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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