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Kami (Poem)

By: Astrometeor, 4:03 AM GMT on July 30, 2014

I employed something that I saw the NWS use twice in recent months, see if you can find it.

Kami has an amazing voice,
Always nice to hear her sing.
Maybe she even knows swing.
I wish I had that ability at choice.

I want Kami to show her heart,
Showing it to me would be an adroit start.

Always ever the logical person.

Kami is very beautiful to me.
Even if she doesn't think so,
Everyone happens to agree.
Perhaps she doesn't know,
Eye think she's as rare & pretty as the American chestnut tree.
Really though, Kami, you are as brilliant as a fresh snow.

<3

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Nadia (Poem)

By: Astrometeor, 3:29 AM GMT on July 29, 2014

Almost a Shakespearean Sonnet, but I'm not to that point yet. Need more vocabulary to come to mind to do that. Enjoy. :)

Nadia is sweet,
pretty, and cute.
She is a fun girl to meet,
and smart to boot.

Nadia has been a great friend,
full of love and care.
She has a great personality which I recommend,
with that beautiful and perfect touch of flair.

Nadia is so awesome to be around,
always looking to have fun.
She has the uncanny ability to astound,
and for these reasons I love her a ton.

Thank you Nadia for being so nice to me,
to me you are an immense source of glee.


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Hot Sunday and Severe Weather 7/27

By: Astrometeor, 5:10 AM GMT on July 27, 2014

Hello everyone, there is some very interesting weather in store for Middle TN today, July 27. First of all, it marks 1 month to my birthday...both a yay, and a reminder that I need to get my Eagle Scout project done real quick.

Anyways, the NWS predicts a high of 96, and TWC has been predicting a high of up to 100. Due to recent rains, and the severe weather that will follow later, relative humidities will be rather high, and heat indices will be over 100 degrees. Please limit outdoor exposure time and drink plenty of water.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
850 PM CDT SAT JUL 26 2014

TNZ005>009-023>030-056>064-075-077-078-093>095-27 1000-
STEWART-MONTGOMERY-ROBERTSON-SUMNER-MACON-HOUSTON -HUMPHREYS-
DICKSON-CHEATHAM-DAVIDSON-WILSON-TROUSDALE-SMITH- PERRY-HICKMAN-
LEWIS-WILLIAMSON-MAURY-MARSHALL-RUTHERFORD-CANNON -DE KALB-BEDFORD-
COFFEE-WARREN-WAYNE-LAWRENCE-GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOVER...CLARKSVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...
GALLATIN...LAFAYETTE...ERIN...WAVERLY...DICKSON.. .ASHLAND CITY...
NASHVILLE...LEBANON...MOUNT JULIET...HARTSVILLE...CARTHAGE...
LOBELVILLE...CENTERVILLE...HOHENWALD...FRANKLIN.. .BRENTWOOD...
COLUMBIA...LEWISBURG...MURFREESBORO...WOODBURY... SMITHVILLE...
SHELBYVILLE...TULLAHOMA...MANCHESTER...MCMINNVILL E...WAYNESBORO...
LAWRENCEBURG...PULASKI
850 PM CDT SAT JUL 26 2014

...EXCESSIVE HEAT INDEX VALUES ON SUNDAY...

A COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 90S AND DEW POINTS IN
THE UPPER 60S AND LOW 70S WILL DRIVE HEAT INDEX VALUES INTO THE
LOW 100S SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THIS MEANS THAT WHILE THE MERCURY WILL
ONLY READ 94 TO 96 DEGREES...IT MAY FEEL MORE LIKE 100 TO 105
DEGREES. PLEASE TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
IF YOU NEED TO BE OUTSIDE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

EACH YEAR...A NUMBER OF FATALITIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO
CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY BEING LEFT IN VEHICLES DURING HOT OR EVEN
WARM WEATHER. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A
VEHICLE...NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE. REMEMBER...BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK
THE BACKSEAT.

$$




As the evening approaches, a threat of severe weather will present itself. Here is the SPC Outlook:


Figure 1. For reference, Nashville is just within the yellow, and most of Middle TN is as well. The edge of Middle TN and West TN marks the edge of the SLIGHT risk.

Percentages for any and for significant severe weather:


Figure 2. The moderate threat is the 45% area, so my relatives in Columbus, OH will need to pay a close attention to the weather up there as well.

As always, pay attention to any warnings and watches from the National Weather Service. You can follow them on FB, and Nashville's Twitter Handle is @NWSNashville. This blog is not intended for authoritative-based weather information.

Should be interesting tomorrow, thanks for reading!


Figure 3. Summary of risks from the NWS in Nashville.

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Powerful Cold Front Moving Through 7/14-15

By: Astrometeor, 6:04 PM GMT on July 14, 2014

A massive and powerful cold front moving on through the Cumberland River Valley tonight and tomorrow. This front will bring with it the possibility of severe weather, mainly a damaging wind event, along with heavy rains.

Today it is hot and humid, giving fuel to this evening's storms. Tomorrow....rain in the morning hours, followed by a clearing with a high much, much more comfortable. Like everything else, there is always a tiny chance of a random tornado within the stronger thunderstorms.

From the Nashville NWS-WFO:







Thanks for reading, and make sure to pay attention to the NWS and local news channels for the most up-to-date weather information and warnings!

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AP Scores

By: Astrometeor, 3:48 AM GMT on July 10, 2014

So, a couple days ago College Board released AP scores for this year. Here are my results:

Environmental Science – 5
U.S. Government – 5
Macro Economics – 4
Literature & Composition – 3 (not happy with that)
B.C. Calculus – 2 (definitely not happy, but expected somewhat)

Scores I got last year were:

U.S. History – 4
English Language – 3 (not happy with that)
Physics B – 3

For those who don't know, AP classes give high school students the chance to take college-level courses. These courses run at a more in-depth level and a higher pace than classes of a honors level or even lower, a regular level. A major benefit to AP courses other than an introduction to college-level intense classes is that these courses are bonus points on college applications, and most colleges offer credit for passing grades on the AP tests.

Passing grade is 3 or above. The scale is thus:

5 – Very well qualified.
4 – Definitely qualified.
3 – Qualified.
2 – Possibly Qualified.
1 – Not Qualified.

I have heard of a grade known as *, but that's only given to those who don't even bother answering questions on the test, or making a mockery of the test. Again, I'm not even sure if that grade exists, only heard of it from a few teachers.

Click here to find out more about AP and about College Board, a multi-billion dollar business!
Link

Thanks for reading!

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7/8/14 Severe Weather Possible for Middle TN

By: Astrometeor, 10:14 PM GMT on July 08, 2014

Severe weather risk for Middle Tennessee today. Potential mainly seems to be for a squall line to form sometime in the late afternoon into the evening hours. This will mean heavy rain and high winds. And, there is always a minimal risk of a tornadic spin-up, so be awares.

Here is the SPC outlook, note a Moderate risk for those in the Lake Erie to MidAtlantic region, that is for a high wind threat, much higher than ours. We have a SLIGHT risk threat, which is not as bad as a Moderate, but should still be taken with caution. These storms will potentiall be dangerous, so make sure to pay attention to local news channels, and the NWS for any warnings. Stay safe, everyone!









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NHC Introduces 5-day Graphical TWO

By: Astrometeor, 1:03 AM GMT on July 02, 2014

So, the NHC has begun its use of the 5-day graphical Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO). This comes after a 4-year test of their 5 day skills in forecasting tropical cyclogenesis.

The 5-day chart will include everyone's favorite Crayola ovals, now expanded to include 5 days of potential formation area. The correspondingly colored “X” will be the location of the disturbance at the time of the TWO's issuance. An arrow will be used whenever the X (x marks the spot) is located outside of the potential formation area (our colorful ovals). The same colors will be used (yellow = low, orange = medium, red =high).

More explanation (and a link to the feedback survey) is here at the NHC's blog: NHC Blog



For the 48-hour graphics, it will look similar to the current overlay of clouds, but the 48 hour forecast will have Xs marked with centers of the disturbances, and colored according to the 48-hour outlook. The NHC will also put the corresponding colored percentages and numbers (numbers mark the order of appearance of these disturbances and give the NHC a reference label) next to each colored X.



Short video courtesy of the NHC on the new changes:



Thanks for reading, and since we now have TS Arthur, welcome to the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season (and July)!

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