Posted by: martysweather | May 1, 2010

5/1/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

The Month of May dawns Cloudy and with Tornado Watches out so here we go again. High near 80 and Rain and Thunderstorms to our West. Likelihood of Storms and Heavy Rain throughout the Weekend. Rain chance lowers on Monday and Tuesday looks Sunny. The Temperature and Dew Point are well into the range for Thunder Storm developement and we have enough Jet stream action for possible Tornados so I’m not going to be surprised if the current Watch that ends at 11:00 AM is not the only one we get today. Outdoors this morning the Rain hasn’t extended this far yet and the wind forbade any dew so it’s really warm and dry and it would be wonderful if all that grass had gotten mowed but I can’t be two places at once. The ducks from next door are still spending a lot of their mornings on the North Lawn and I’m hoping there aren’t any eggs in my over grown grass land. Missy and Sophie seem to have adjusted to their presence and Benji doesn’t see well enough to care. We did slug our way to the barn and in anticipation of heavy rain this weekend we put the Bike away and we’ll put a few miles on Old Blue this weekend. Now for some facts.

We didn’t report any Rain yesterday or today. We will have some in there tomorrow morning for sure.

Temperature at 7 AM is 68 degrees after a warm if slightly breezy night. We hit 80 before the Rain gets here and then maybe only 75 or so on Sunday as we have Heavy Rain forecast for Sunday.

Barometer is 29.85″ and Falling. As expected we took a good Dip late Friday afternoon. I don’t expect a drop as sharp as last Saturday but keep a eye on things and don’t bet your life on me.

Humidity is 85% and we will have a good deal of Moisture and High Dew Points today and Sunday.

Wind is generally Southerly but varies a good deal. We had Northeast for a few minutes at observation time but now West Southwest. Speeds in 10 to 20 range today with some stronger gust.

Sky is Mostly Cloudy and not much in the way of Sun this weekend.

The Summary, Today: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 80. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 75. Windy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

TNZ005>010-022>031-056>064-075-077-093>095-021030-K4GJV>Bedford County603 AM CDT SAT MAY 1 2010

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT AHEAD OFA SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT. ISOLATED TORNADOES MAY DEVELOP AS WELL.ADDITIONALLY...FLOODING AND OR FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR.

There is not as Severe a Threat as last week but if a Severe Cellpasses over your house it won't make much difference so keep thatNOAA Weather Radio turned on. We will. Have a safe weekend andwe hope to see you in Church tomorrow.
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Posted by: martysweather | April 30, 2010

4/30/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

All signs point to a Sunny and very Warm Spring Friday for the last day of April. High over 80 degrees. Clouds on the increase this afternoon and the weekend looks wet and stormy. Likely heavy Rain Saturday and Sunday. The dry weather is ending. Look for a breezy day today and outdoors we don’t have any dew today thanks to a Southerly wind that blew all night. We had Ducks from the pond next door today. Standing on the North Lawn like they thought they were Cows. They didn’t seem to mind us so we won’t bother them either.

We got to work today so we’ll update later this evening. But get ready for a very wet weekend.

Posted by: martysweather | April 29, 2010

4/29/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Sun and A Quick Warm Up this morning as a Southerly Wind Flow streams into Middle Tennessee. High today near 80 degrees. That South wind builds moisture and by Friday afternoon Rain Chances. Heavy Rain on Saturday. Those Rain chances will combine Saturday with a destabilizing Jet Stream and give us some possible Strong Storms but still Modeling Programs at the NWS are not in complete agreement. This time of year the best thing to do is have that NOAA Weather Radio turned on and listen for Alerts for your area. Out doors here today it is warming up fast and we got a lot on our plate but likely not going to get it all done today. Stressing doesn’t help so we’ll just tackle one thing at a time. Now for the facts.

No Rain for the last 24 hours and we have one more dry day ahead.
Temp. at 7 AM was 47 degrees and you can feel a lot more warmth building this morning. Look for 79 or 80 today.

Barometer is Steady at 30.05″ and maybe not going to Rise much more. A drop is predicted Friday and Saturday. Maybe not as steep a drop as last Saturday but some likely Heavy Rain and possible Thunder Showers or Storms.

Humidity is 98% early but will burn off in the heat of the day. But upper air is increasing in moisture as evidenced b Cirrus overspreading this afternoon.

Wind has firmly set up from South and Southwest at 5 to 10 today.

Sky is clear today but some Fair Weather Cumulus expected and some High Thin Cirrus this afternoon will filter the Sun a bit. Still a mostly Sunny Day.

The Summary, Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

A good chance of heavy Rain over the weekend. We may make up our deficit for Rainfall. I was thinking our dry weather wouldn’t last. Stay abreast of changing conditions Friday through Sunday, it’s a wacky time of the year. Have a good one.

Posted by: martysweather | April 28, 2010

4/28/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Sunshine and Mild Temperatures today and tomorrow with Highs near 70 today and near 80 on Thursday. Night time temps. mid 40’s tonight and likely in the 50’s Thursday night. More weekend Rain, perhaps a lot of Rain. So far there is no definitive Forecast regarding Severe Weather this weekend but that should start to shape up tomorrow. Outdoors here it’s wet. But maybe a full day of Sun will get us in shape for a full day of mowing on Thursday and if the weather holds off maybe a half day on Friday. I was surprised yesterday as we did have Thunder at times and in town there were reports of Hail on several occasions. The Puppy Dog Trail is so grown up that we didn’t venture out to far today. The once frozen dormant and barren landscape from Winter has recovered and is now a Jungle. Looks like we have increasing and stabilizing Barometric pressure for a couple of days but taking a dip for the weekend…again. Now for the facts.

Reporting .12″ of Rain. This from several brief Showers yesterday.
Temperature at 7AM is a cool 41 degrees. We were briefly down to 39 last night. Look for 68 today and 46 tonight.

Barometer is 30.00″ and Rising. Maybe we’ll hit 30.30″ before falling again on Friday.

Humidity is 100% per my gauge and in fact everything outdoors is wet. Drying will take place through the day today and Thursday. The evaporation will hold temperatures down a bit.

Wind is Calm but look West today at a gentler 5 to 10 mph after several very Windy days.

Sky is Clear and maybe a few Fair Weather Clouds but maximum Sun for the next 2 days.

The Summary, Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79. South wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Picking up a Southerly Flow by late Thursday and the gusty wind returns. Maybe some Heavy Rain this weekend. We’ll know more Thursday. Have a good one.

Posted by: martysweather | April 28, 2010

4/28/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Sunshine and Mild Temperatures today and tomorrow with Highs near 70 today and near 80 on Thursday. Night time temps. mid 40’s tonight and likely in the 50’s Thursday night. More weekend Rain, perhaps a lot of Rain. So far there is no definitive Forecast regarding Severe Weather this weekend but that should start to shape up tomorrow. Outdoors here it’s wet. But maybe a full day of Sun will get us in shape for a full day of mowing on Thursday and if the weather holds off maybe a half day on Friday. I was surprised yesterday as we did have Thunder at times and in town there were reports of Hail on several occasions. The Puppy Dog Trail is so grown up that we didn’t venture out to far today. The once frozen dormant and barren landscape from Winter has recovered and is now a Jungle. Looks like we have increasing and stabilizing Barometric pressure for a couple of days but taking a dip for the weekend…again. Now for the facts.

Reporting .12″ of Rain. This from several brief Showers yesterday.
Temperature at 7AM is a cool 41 degrees. We were briefly down to 39 last night. Look for 68 today and 46 tonight.

Barometer is 30.00″ and Rising. Maybe we’ll hit 30.30″ before falling again on Friday.

Humidity is 100% per my gauge and in fact everything outdoors is wet. Drying will take place through the day today and Thursday. The evaporation will hold temperatures down a bit.

Wind is Calm but look West today at a gentler 5 to 10 mph after several very Windy days.

Sky is Clear and maybe a few Fair Weather Clouds but maximum Sun for the next 2 days.

The Summary, Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79. South wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Picking up a Southerly Flow by late Thursday and the gusty wind returns. Maybe some Heavy Rain this weekend. We’ll know more Thursday. Have a good one.

Posted by: martysweather | April 27, 2010

4/27/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Clouds and Sun with Cool temperatures and Spotty Rain Showers today. High near 61 degrees. Cool tonight but Sunny and warmer on Wednesday. Sunny on Thursday as well with Highs in the 70’s. Weekend Rain looking likely but no indications of Severe Weather for now. Outdoors we have a lot of wetness this morning from a combination of Dew and a few sprinkles over night. My doggies had to defend their territory this morning as a Black Cat was sneaking in but Missy has a strict no Cats policy. She belongs to our neighbor and Missy doesn’t understand that she comes around fairly often but got caught today. The Rain has cranked up the Grass and it’s too wet to mow. The Sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday will really get things going so we need to be mowing tomorrow. Now for the facts.

We reported .02″ of Rain. Sure seemed like more since it sprinkled all day.
Temperature at 7AM is 50 degrees. Cool today and only 61 degrees.

Barometer is 29.70″ and Steady now. Still really Low as another Low Pressure area from the Northwest is spreading over the area today but should be moving on along. We get a bump up for a couple of days before a drop over the weekend.

Humidity is 95% and not much drying today as more occasional waves of Showers could over spread the mid state.

Wind is West at the moment but expect more of a Northwest and gusty again today.

Sky is Mostly Cloudy but expect some Sunny breaks at times. More Sun Wednesday.

The Summary, Today: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. West northwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 41. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west northwest between 5 and 10 mph.

Some Model Runs indicate a chance of Thunder Showers this afternoon but I’m just not feeling it here. Have a good day.

Posted by: martysweather | April 27, 2010

4/27/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Clouds and Sun with Cool temperatures and Spotty Rain Showers today. High near 61 degrees. Cool tonight but Sunny and warmer on Wednesday. Sunny on Thursday as well with Highs in the 70’s. Weekend Rain looking likely but no indications of Severe Weather for now. Outdoors we have a lot of wetness this morning from a combination of Dew and a few sprinkles over night. My doggies had to defend their territory this morning as a Black Cat was sneaking in but Missy has a strict no Cats policy. She belongs to our neighbor and Missy doesn’t understand that she comes around fairly often but got caught today. The Rain has cranked up the Grass and it’s too wet to mow. The Sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday will really get things going so we need to be mowing tomorrow. Now for the facts.

We reported .02″ of Rain. Sure seemed like more since it sprinkled all day.
Temperature at 7AM is 50 degrees. Cool today and only 61 degrees.

Barometer is 29.70″ and Steady now. Still really Low as another Low Pressure area from the Northwest is spreading over the area today but should be moving on along. We get a bump up for a couple of days before a drop over the weekend.

Humidity is 95% and not much drying today as more occasional waves of Showers could over spread the mid state.

Wind is West at the moment but expect more of a Northwest and gusty again today.

Sky is Mostly Cloudy but expect some Sunny breaks at times. More Sun Wednesday.

The Summary, Today: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. West northwest wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 41. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west northwest between 5 and 10 mph.

Some Model Runs indicate a chance of Thunder Showers this afternoon but I’m just not feeling it here. Have a good day.

Posted by: martysweather | April 26, 2010

4/26/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

Clouds and Scattered Light Showers today as we can’t seem to shake the wrap-around from the Low that brought us Storms on Saturday. High about 64 today, Clouds on Tuesday likely but Clearing for Wed. and Thurs. We escaped the seriously severe weather Saturday but a lot of folks are suffering this morning, we need to be thank full for our deliverance and reaching out to people who need help. We did get a total of 1.17″ of Rain over the weekend, most of that Saturday. The Grass has quickly responded and the cracks in the ground are closing up. Outdoors we went trekking this morning looking for our lost Motorcycle Dust Cover I carelessly left in the back of Old Blue the pickup truck. I’m afraid it has left the County. We have to work this morning so here are the facts.

We Reported .94″ of Rain yesterday morning and another .01 today.
Temperature at 7AM is 55 degrees. Slowly rising to mid 60’s today.

Barometer is 29.55″. That’s still really Low. We were down to 29.50″ Saturday as the strongest of our Storms passed through. That’s Low enough that just about anything can happen. Look for a slow Rise later tonight and into Tuesday. But we got some more possible influence to our West that will hinder a strong stabilizing development.

Humidity is 95% this morning and will fall off a bit but still we are not looking at serious drying conditions today and without a lot of Sun the Rain we did get can be absorbed into vegetation before it evaporates.

Wind is West to Northwest as we get flow from the back side of a Low to our North. Maybe 10 to 15 today with some gust but not as strong as Sunday was.

Sky is Overcast and will be generally Cloudy today.

The Summary, Today: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. West northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. West northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

We have some nuisance rain today that won’t amount to much. Still it’s a Gray Monday. Hope you all are OK.

Posted by: martysweather | April 24, 2010

4/24/2010 @ 7AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

We’re in the Clear this morning after some Rain and Thunder late last evening. Today by the Noon hour we will see rapidly developing Thunder Storms and Super Cell Development so don’t become complacent. Storms possible this evening and until late tonight. We did manage to squeeze out .24 inches of Rain last night but the dry soil soaked that up and you can barely see any signs of it. Outdoors this morning the temperature is warm and in the 60’s with a good deal of Humidity in place. We made our rounds but we didn’t hang out long. The plan is to get Missy over to the Rabies Clinic this morning and bless her with a shot. Now since the weather is expected to get rough today lets look at the facts.

We reported .24″ of Rain that fell late last night.
Temperature is 62 degrees. Look for 75 degrees today and mid 50’s tonight. About 75 Sunday with some remnants of Rain still around.

Barometer is 29.80″ and Falling as a Cold Front advances.

Humidity is 95% and we have moisture in place.

Wind is Variable and gusty this morning.

Sky is partly cloudy and more Clouds on the way. Partly Sunny on Sunday.


Today: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. High near 75. South wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Windy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tornado Watch Until 2PM Today, Saturday April 24, 2010

TENNESSEE COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BEDFORD BENTON CHEATHAM
COFFEE DAVIDSON DICKSON
FRANKLIN GILES HICKMAN
HOUSTON HUMPHREYS LAWRENCE
LEWIS LINCOLN MARSHALL
MAURY MONTGOMERY MOORE
PERRY RUTHERFORD STEWART
WAYNE WILLIAMSON

This is a very dangerous weather system so prepare to seek shelter now.
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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