Posted by: martysweather | April 23, 2010

4/23/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Calm and Serene this morning with mild 50 plus morning temperatures. Warming to 80 plus with strengthening Southerly Winds this afternoon. Storms overnight and Possible SEVERE WEATHER Saturday. Be Aware all day Saturday.
Outdoors this morning little 7 and a half week old Sophie is leading the trek with Missy close behind. She has slept all night the last 2 nights without crying or wanting out of her Kennel. Most of the grass is taller than her but she doesn’t want to be left out of anything.
Now the facts.
We reported a Trace of Precipitation from a few quick Sprinkles yesterday.
Temp. at 7AM is 51 degrees. Heading to 82 today.

Barometer is Down to 29.90″ and Falling in advance of a Strong Storm System.

Humidity is 98% and we have ample moisture for Rain with this Cold Front.

Wind is Calm but will be South to Southwest and gusty later today.

Sky is Clear but Clouds are gathering to our West.

The Summary, Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. South wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 75. South wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

And now this from The National Weather Service.

THIS IS THE STRONGEST STORM SYSTEM TO AFFECT MIDDLE TENNESSEE SO
FAR THIS SPRING...AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER LOOKS TO BE
INCREASINGLY LIKELY...INCLUDING TORNADIC SUPER CELLS.

NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL GO
SHOULD SEVERE WEATHER APPROACH YOUR AREA ON SATURDAY. HERE ARE A FEW
TORNADO SAFETY RULES.

TORNADO SAFETY RULES

1. IN HOMES OR SMALL BUILDINGS, GO TO THE BASEMENT OR TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM, SUCH AS A CLOSET OR BATHROOM, ON THE LOWEST
LEVEL. GET UNDER SOMETHING STURDY SUCH AS A HEAVY TABLE OR A
BED.

2. IN MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES, ABANDON THEM AND GO TO A
STURDY STRUCTURE. IF THERE IS NO SUCH STRUCTURE NEARBY, LIE
FLAT IN A DITCH, RAVINE, GULLY, CULVERT OR LOW SPOT WITH
YOUR ARMS AND HANDS SHIELDING YOUR HEAD.

3. IN LARGE BUILDINGS, SUCH AS SCHOOLS, FACTORIES, HOSPITALS,
NURSING HOMES AND SHOPPING CENTERS, GO TO THE PREDESIGNATED
SHELTER AREA. INTERIOR HALLWAYS ON THE LOWEST FLOOR ARE
USUALLY BEST. STAY AWAY FROM ROOMS THAT ARE LARGE IN AREA
BECAUSE THEY HAVE WEAKLY SUPPORTED ROOFS.

4. IN HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS, GO TO AN INTERIOR SMALL ROOM OR
HALLWAY.

5. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. DON`T BOTHER OPENING OR CLOSING
THEM. IT WON`T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO THE STRUCTURE AND
YOU`LL JUST WASTE TIME OR PUT YOURSELF AT RISK SHOULD
GLASS BREAK AS YOU ARE NEAR.
So prepare now and stay safe. We need the Rain but hoping for no damage.
Have a good day.
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