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National Weather Service Nashville TN
208 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017


Surface ridge has shifted east of Middle Tennessee, with much
welcome return flow now establishing itself, although we'll have
to endure one more cold morning. The southerly flow will start to
bear fruit a few hours from now as temperatures warm into the 
50's most areas across the mid state. In spite of copious and 
well- deserved sunshine today, things will change quickly. A 
shortwave currently brewing over northern Mexico will gain steam 
over the next 24 hours and move rapidly toward the northeast and 
bring rain to the mid state on Sunday. A few echoes may slip 
across the Tennessee River prior to 12Z Sunday, but the primary 
focus appears to be 12-18Z Sunday. The deepest moisture will pull 
east of Middle Tennessee after 18Z, with lesser POP's lingering 
into the afternoon and evening. The forecast surface pattern 
really doesn't portend any sort of frontal passage until late 
Tuesday or Tuesday evening, so look for temperatures to continue 
escalating until the middle of next week, when we'll see a slight,
brief cooling trend. Both the ECMWF and GFS continue to bring a 
much stronger cold front through Middle Tennessee on Friday. That 
they are in such good agreement this far out is unusual. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For BLOUNT County
Issued at 300 AM EST SAT DEC 16 2017

WISE*          CLOUDY    27  21  80 SW3       30.14R                  
JONESVILLE*      N/A     25  23  93 CALM      30.23R                  
ABINGDON*      CLOUDY    29  24  80 W7        30.16S WCI  22          
BRISTOL        CLOUDY    30  23  75 W3        30.20R                  
MORRISTOWN*    CLOUDY    27  23  86 SW6       30.21S WCI  20          
SEVIERVILLE*   CLOUDY    23  21  93 CALM      30.24R                  
KNOXVILLE      CLOUDY    27  23  85 CALM      30.23R                  
LAFOLLETTE*    SUNNY     23  21  93 CALM      30.26R                  
OAK RIDGE      CLOUDY    26  22  84 SW3       30.26R                  
CROSSVILLE     CLOUDY    23  18  81 CALM      30.19R                  
NASHVILLE      CLEAR     30  23  75 S3        30.23R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 300am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 35 degrees west and near 29 degrees central. Current sky conditions are cloudy west and cloudy central. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. Winds are from the south at 10 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees west. Winds are from the south at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and unavailable category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 36 degrees at Dyersburg. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Nashville.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BLOUNT County,TN

251 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017 /151 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BLOUNT County, TN
348 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

Sunny. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 10 mph or less.

Increasing clouds. Lows around 30. Light winds.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 mph or less.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows around 40.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Tennessee
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

Almanac Information

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:52 EST Set 17:34 EST
Transit Meridian 12:42 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:24 EST Ends 18:02 EST

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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