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Last Blog Till Summer

By: Astrometeor, 7:55 PM GMT on May 28, 2015

I don’t usually do this, but due to the sizeable amount of free time I have currently what with college being done for the last three weeks and no summer job to deal with, I’m putting up a few fresh blogs over the next few days.

First off, summer starts in just a few days. June 1 to be exact. And with that is the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, officially. While we already had TS Ana, this season is expected to be another long haul for tropical weather enthusiasts due to the strengthening El Nino that is taking place. TS Andres has formed in the Eastern Pacific, and President Obama signed off a discussion on the storm as he visited the NHC.

Having said that, there’s been some wild weather across the States and the world. No need for me to say too much, what with the continuing feed of information from dozens of sites on the web. From Alaska having record breaking warm weather (warmer than a lot of the Southern USA) to Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas having extraordinary rainstorms one after the other causing tremendous flooding; Mother Nature really is laying the hammer down. India is sweltering from a massive heat wave, and while technically not weather-related, Nepal is struggling to get over the massive earthquakes it has been thrown over the last month.

Here in Tennessee, we have finally received some much needed rains after one a spell of dryness in our rainiest month (stop hogging it Texas!). Nashville had a severe thunderstorm yesterday, here is what I saw when I stepped out of my garage 15 miles to the north of the city:

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Figure 1: Mammatus Clouds are seen on the edge of a severe thunderstorm on May 27, in Goodlettsville, TN. The camera was from my Samsung Galaxy S3, no editing done.

Hopefully Mother Nature gives me some more of these as summer rolls on. I love weather. :)

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