YOUR WREG-TV SATURDAY AM+ FORECAST…

IT’S THE WEEKEND! HUZZAH! AND REJOICE!!!!

A quiet forecast for the weekend, but also seeing some very warm air for the Mid-South into next week as well. Here’s a look at your forecast, but first a look at …


SATURDAY FOOTBALL WEATHER

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Dress cool as conditions today will be decently warm.


YOUR WREG-TV FORECAST…

Saturday: Well above normal temperatures for the weekend: highs Saturday & Sunday, under sunny skies, will be in the lower/mid 80’s. Winds WSW @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Sat PM > Sun AM: Patchy overnight fog forming in the area. Otherwise, clear skies with lows in the upper 50’s. Winds: WSW @ 5 MPH, then dropping towards calm. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, warm temperatures near record highs. Dry. Winds: South at 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Sun PM > Mon AM: Clear and cool, patchy light fog/haze. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%. Winds: S @ 5 MPH.

LOOKING AHEAD: SEVERE WEATHER? 

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So far, no. But, by Monday afternoon, from west of the Mid-South – ranging from near Dallas to the Great Lakes – there could be some thunderstorms causing problems for outdoor activities.


SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SATELLITE FLYOVERS

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Look to the northwest horizon around 7:25 PM for a bright and steady-moving point of light as the International Space Station passes over the WREG-TV viewing area.


STARE WITH YOUR EARS: TODAY’S AUDIO FORECAST 

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Saturday’s WREG-TV viewing area audio forecast available here…


WEATHER OVERTIME: FOR THOSE WHO DON’T READ BLOGS…

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Tune in for all the stuff you just didn’t read on today’s edition of Weather Overtime….


STAY TUNED FOR MORE

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Watch weather through the weekend on WREG-TV News Channel 3 and especially tomorrow morning on WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak Sunday, starting at 6AM.


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YOUR WREG-TV FRIDAY+ FORECAST

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LET’S FINISH THIS WEEK, SHALL WE?
or:
WOW! THAT WAS A LONG BUNCH OF DAYS, WASN’T IT!?

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Don’t know about you and your week, but if I have another week like this one anytime soon… yeesh. :P
OK, weather… right. Gorgeous sunshine across the area this morning, twelve-or-so hours after we were supposed to have a decent view of a partial solar eclipse (thank you VERY much, Mother Nature)…

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…we got rid of the clouds only to get some patchy fog forming in parts of the area, including downtown Memphis right off the Mississippi River valley, as seen by WREG-TV’s Cotton Exchange camera.

More warm temperatures into the weekend – really warm, in fact – as the last weekend of October begins. More on your forecast, right after this…


TODAY’S WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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Dropping after cresting a few days ago, heading back to the single digits stage by early next week.


            

THE STORY SO FAR…

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High pressure over the Southeastern United States will bring tons of sunshine to the area with plenty of dry air to keep skies clear. The entire weekend should be pleasant with much-warmer-than-normal temperatures into Saturday and Sunday.


YOUR WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 FORECAST 

Friday: Near normal temperatures with highs in the mid 70’s. Winds: WNW @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation:  0%.

Friday PM > Saturday AM: Mostly clear and dry tonight. Cool with lows in the high 50’s to lower 60’s. Winds: WNW @ 5 MPH, dropping towards calm late. Coverage chance for precipitation:  0%.

Saturday: Sunny and very warm with highs above normal in the lower 80’s. Winds: WSW @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation:  0%.

Saturday PM > Sunday AM: Continued mostly clear and cool. Dry with lows in the high 50’s to lower 60’s. Coverage chance for precipitation:  0%.



FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

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Comfortable tonight with dry air in place and clear skies. Drop the umbrella and grab the jacket as temperatures will be sliding from sunset onwards. 



CATCH WEATHER OVERTIME FOR FRIDAY!      #SHAREANDENJOY 

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The latest Mid-South/WREG forecast with our newly-redesigned look for Weather Overtime for Friday, October 24.



STARE WITH YOUR EARS:  SOUNDCLOUD AUDIO FORECAST

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A busy weekend ahead with plenty of warmer temperatures in store for the Mid-South. Take a listen to the latest WREG-TV audio forecast on SoundCloud…

SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SKY CONDITIONS

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Great conditions for stargazing tonight as dry air remains in place. Sunset at 6:15 Friday evening.
Memphis Clear Sky Clock courtesy of Memphis Astronomical Society.

SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SATELLITE FLYOVER

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Two ISS flyovers tonight. The first one displayed here from NW to NE around 6:39 PM, about 1/2 hr. after sunset. The second flyover is going to be very brief and barely above the NW horizon around 8:15 for a few seconds only, so chose to focus on the bigger, brighter flyover for this graphic. More information at Heavens-Above.com!



STAY TUNED THIS WEEKEND WITH 3!

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More weather this weekend on WREG-TV News Channel 3, and…

STAY MORE TUNED THIS WEEKEND! 

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…stay tuned all weekend for our forecast updates on the EAB Network stations, Oldies 102.3 and Country 92.5!


#ADOPTDONTSHOP: VISIT YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER THIS WEEKEND! 

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After you purchase a print of the Mutts Comic Strip available above, you should consider a visit to your local animal shelter or humane society to expand your family with a fine furry friend. Better to adopt from them then buy an animal from a store.
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YOUR WREG-TV TUESDAY+ FORECAST…

WARM TODAY, COOLER TOMORROW, THEN WARMER… LATHER, RINSE, REPEAT…

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Beautiful morning around the Mid-South with few clouds and some patchy fog. The view above from the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Tower Cam watching a pre-sunrise crescent moon over the eastern horizon.



WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES 

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A nearly picture-perfect day for the Mid-South on Monday as highs were spot on for highs and just a bit cooler than the normal lows.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Dry in the Mid-South for Monday as no rain fell. Still a decent surplus for the year.


YOUR WREG-TV FORECAST…

Tuesday:  After patchy morning fog, skies will be mostly sunny with highs about as typical for October as you can get: mid 70’s. Winds: N @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Tue PM > Wed AM: Mostly clear and cool. Lows: around 50. Winds: ENE @ 5 MPH or less. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Wednesday: More sunshine. Cooler. Dry. Highs: high 60’s. Winds: ENE @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.


GET SET FOR SEVERE WEATHER: SKYWARN TRAINING CLASS TONIGHT IN TRUMANN, AR: 

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The National Weather Service in Memphis will be holding a SKYWARN severe weather spotter training session tonight at 6PM at the Fire Department in Trumann, AR.  More information via the NWS-Memphis SKYWARN page


SKYBLOG3: THURSDAY’S SOLAR ECLIPSE: 

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More clouds expected for the partial solar eclipse on Thursday. Hopefully won’t be a major problem for viewing, but we may have partly cloudy skies rather than mostly clear. Stay tuned for more on the eclipse coming up on WREG-TV News Channel 3.


SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S SATELLITE FLYOVER: 

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The Chinese Space Station – Tian Gong 1 – will be making a brief and somewhat not-bright appearance over the Mid-South tonight around 7:50 towards the southwestern horizon.  More information, and other flyovers, available at Heavens Above.


SHARE AND ENJOY: TODAY’S AUDIO FORECAST ON SOUNDCLOUD: 

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Stare with your ears and check out the WREG-TV Tuesday+ Forecast in audio format via Soundcloud.


SHARE AND ENJOY: TODAY’S WEATHERBLOG FORECAST ON WEATHER OVERTIME

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Latest online edition of Tuesday’s weather forecast and a whole bunch of other neat stuff available on WREG-TV’s Weather Overtime. 

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YOUR WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 SATURDAY EVENING FORECAST

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SATURDAY WRAPS UP NICELY

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Gorgeous weather for Saturday, and as the day draws to a close rather beautiful sunsets in the Mid-South. Want more? Go take a look at what you can see through the WREG-TV webcams at sunset. More on your forecast after this reminder…



TL;DR? CHECK OUT SATURDAY NIGHT’S WEATHER OVERTIME

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Tonight’s quick weather update from the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Weather Center now available. #ShareAndEnjoy


    

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST   


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Mostly clear tonight with lows falling to the upper 40’s in the Memphis metro area, lower 40’s outside Shelby County. Winds: N @ 5 MPH, becoming calm.    Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

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Sunny and dry for Sunday.  Highs in the mid/high 60’s. Winds:  NE @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Dry with no rainfall today.   Still ahead for the year and the month.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURE

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Very close to normal today with highs back in the lower 70’s.


AWAITING MORE ON COMET SIDING SPRING ON SUNDAY    

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Comet Siding Spring is on its way to a flyby past Mars. Encounter is Sunday around 2 PM Mid-South time. Stay tuned for updates (and hopefully really, really cool pictures.


MORE COMING UP TONIGHT AT TEN, AND TOMORROW ON…

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Join me for a forecast update bright and early on WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak Sunday.
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YOUR WREG-TV SATURDAY AM FORECAST…

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THE WEEKEND BEGINS!

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The view from the @3OnYourSide Parking Lot early Saturday morning. More sunny skies for the weekend with dry air firmly in place. More on your forecast after this look at Mississippi River levels…


WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: RIVER LEVELS

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Rising slowly but steadily in the next few days; nowhere near flood stage.


TL;DR? CHECK OUT THE WEATHER OVERTIME FORECAST! 

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Your videoweatherforecastblog (gotta’ think of a new acronym) with the WREG-TV #WeatherOvertime Forecast uploading now at wreg.com and at my other various social media sites.


YOUR WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Sunny and dry. Highs in the high 60’s. Winds:  N @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

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Mostly clear, dry and chilly this evening with lows falling to the lower/mid 40’s (and a few high 40’s as well) coming up into Sunday morning. Winds: N @ 5 MPH, falling towards calm by sunrise. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.


WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: PRECIPITATION

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Dry yesterday in Memphis and the rest of the Mid-South.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURES

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Above normal temps yesterday with highs in the metro area easily into the lower 80’s.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: EARTHQUAKES

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All quiet in the Mid-South as of Saturday morning Daybreak. Information courtesy of The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research & Information, and the United States Geological Survey. 



SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S STARGAZING WEATHER

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Great conditions for stargazing tonight as dry air remains in place. Memphis Clear Sky Clockcourtesy of Memphis Astronomical Society.

SKYBLOG3: NEXT WEEK’S ECLIPSE

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The weather for the much-anticipated solar eclipse should be clear and warm as the eclipse begins Thursday near sunset in the WREG-TV viewing area.

SKYBLOG3: NEXT WEEK’S METEOR SHOWER

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Likewise, the weather for next week’s Orionid Meteor Shower looks great as weather Tuesday morning should be clear and dry for meteor watchers.

SKYBLOG3: GOODNESS! GRACIOUS! GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

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See anything out of the ordinary? Let the American Meteor Society know about it on their fireball tracking site.

SKYBLOG3: COMET SIDING SPRING APPROACHING MARS!

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Tomorrow the comet arrives at Mars on its way into the inner solar system (NOT a threat to the Earth). Updates through the weekend on WREG-TV News Channel 3, and on…


WREG-TV DAYBREAK SUNDAY

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….starting bright and early at 6:00 AM Sunday. Join us!


MORE WEATHER? WE CAN DO THAT!  STARE WITH YOUR EARS: SATURDAY’S AUDIO FORECAST…

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Weekend looks VERY nice across the Mid-South.Your #WREG audio forecast is ready for listening. #ShareAndEnjoy

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YOUR WREG-TV FRIDAY+ FORECAST….

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FINALLY FRIDAY!

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The late Friday morning view of the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Champion Windows cam from I-40 and Whitten Road (someone hand me the Windex, please?) shows clear skies and quiet conditions as the work/school week winds down. Dry air, along with some reinforcing shots for clouds, will be the rule for the Mid-South as we head into the weekend. A complete look at your forecast after some WREG-TV weather almanac stuff. Keep reading…



TL;DR? CHECK OUT TODAY’S EPISODE OF…

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If you’d rather watch the weather than read, then check out today’s edition of Weather Overtime from the WREG-TV News Channel 3 mobile weather center. Great opportunity to learn more about the forecast and other weather/science related events. #ShareAndEnjoy


WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: U/V RADIATION FOR FRIDAY

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Via EPA.gov: Take precautions if you will be outside, such as wearing a hat and sunglasses and using sunscreen SPF 30+. Reduce your exposure to the sun’s most intense UV radiation by seeking shade during midday hours.


WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVELS

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A slight rise in the level of the river over the next few days, but well below flood stage. 


WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: NOAA WINTER FORECAST

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NOAA: Another warm winter likely for western U.S., South may see colder weather

Repeat of last year’s extremely cold, snowy winter east of Rockies unlikely

Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.



YOUR WREG-TV WEEK-ENDING FORECAST…

Friday:  Mostly Sunny, Dry and Mild. Warmest temperatures of the week with highs in the lower 80’s. Winds: West at 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%. 

Friday PM > Saturday AM:
Mostly clear and chilly. Lows: high 40’s to lower 50’s. Winds: W turning N @ 5-10 mPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%. 

Saturday:  
Plenty of sunshine with dry air remaining and a reinforcing shot of cool air keeping temperatures cool-ish. Highs: mid/high 60’s. Winds: North at 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.  |


FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FORECAST:

Heading out on the town tonight, or to the local outdoor athletic events? Cool and dry with clear skies for kickoff/national anthem time; temperatures will be in the low 70’s by then and no rain is expected. Take along a jacket or something to ward off the chill, as temperatures will be heading downwards through the evening after sunset.


SKYBLOG3: STARGAZING CONDITIONS TONIGHT

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Great conditions for stargazing tonight as dry air remains in place. Memphis Clear Sky Clock courtesy of Memphis Astronomical Society.

SKYBLOG: METEORS LAST NIGHT? 

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No fireballs/meteors witnessed last night according to the American Meteor Society web traffic page.   

SKYBLOG: TONIGHT’S SATELLITE OVERFLIGHTS – HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE

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If skies stay clear enough this evening, we should be able to see a not-quite-entirely-bright overpass of the Hubble Space Telescope. Look to the WSW horizon after 7:17 PM for a steady, non-blinking point of light heading upwards to fade quickly around the middle of the sky. 

SKYBLOG3: ALL EYES ON MARS!

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Via NASA: Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet — less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

Siding Spring’s nucleus will come closest to Mars around 11:27 a.m. PDT (2:27 p.m. EDT), hurtling at about 126,000 mph (56 kilometers per second). This proximity will provide an unprecedented opportunity for researchers to gather data on both the comet and its effect on the Martian atmosphere.

“This is a cosmic science gift that could potentially keep on giving, and the agency’s diverse science missions will be in full receive mode,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This particular comet has never before entered the inner solar system, so it will provide a fresh source of clues to our solar system’s earliest days.”

Siding Spring came from the Oort Cloud, a spherical region of space surrounding our sun and occupying space at a distance between 5,000 and 100,000 astronomical units. It is a giant swarm of icy objects believed to be material left over from the formation of the solar system.

Siding Spring will be the first comet from the Oort Cloud to be studied up close by spacecraft, giving scientists an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the materials, including water and carbon compounds, that existed during the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

   #KEEPLOOKINGUP!



STARE WITH YOUR EARS: TODAY’S AUDIO FORECAST

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Today’s audio forecast from the WREG-TV News Channel 3 weather center on Friday, October 17


TALKING WEATHER: WATCH LAST NIGHT’S MWN WEATHER CHAT:

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Join FedEx Meteorologist & head of MemphisWeather.net Erik Proseus and his guests for an informative chat about severe weather and policies regarding inclement weather across the Mid-South and beyond. Recorded last night on G+ Hangout, and also podcast on the MWN website. #ShareAndEnjoy



STAY TUNED FOR MORE THIS WEEKEND!

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Bright and early – 6:00 AM on Saturday – is your time for all the latest news, weather, sports and community events. Tune in to WREG-TV News Channel 3 Daybreak.

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YOUR WREG-TV WEDNESDAY+ FORECAST…

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AGAIN, REMEMBER: GO TO WREG.COM FOR THE LATEST UPDATES…


PEAK OF THE WEEK

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View by late Wednesday morning from the WREG-TV Weathernet/WeatherBug Cotton Exchange Building camera. Other WREG-TV webcams available here.  Slight clearing, but plenty of clouds sticking around as an area of low pressure slowly moves away from the Mid-South. Chances of rain are basically over with for now, although we may see some showers/t-storms into the early part of next week. More on our next eclipse, shaking to stay safe before/during/after earthquakes, and your complete forecast coming up. Stick around for weather after this….



NWS-MEMPHIS DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION  FROM MONDAY’S SEVERE STORMS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
628 PM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...PRELIMINARY STORM DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR STORMS THAT
OCCURRED MONDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE MIDSOUTH...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE IN OSCEOLA ARKANSAS MONDAY
AFTERNOON. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 75 TO 80 MPH. ONE MINOR
INJURY WAS REPORTED.

IN DYERSBURG TENNESSEE...AN NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THAT STORM
DAMAGE MONDAY AFTERNOON WAS CAUSED BY STRAIT LINE WINDS...ESTIMATED
AT 70 TO 75 MPH.

AN NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM IN MCDOUGAL ARKANSAS DETERMINED THAT A
TORNADO PRODUCED EF0 DAMAGE...WITH WIND ESTIMATED UP TO 85 MPH.

AN NWS STORM SURVEY IN MCNAIRY COUNTY TENNESSEE DETERMINED THAT
OBSERVED MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF STRONG STRAIGHT LINE
WINDS.

A MORE DETAILED PRELIMINARY REPORT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15TH.

 


YOUR WEDNESDAY+ MID-SOUTH WREG-TV FORECAST

Wednesday: Slow clearing, cool and breezy. Highs: mid/high 60’s. Winds: WNW @ 5-15 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: less than 10% for the remainder of the day, dropping to near 0% by mid/late afternoon.

Wed PM > Thu AM: Clearing skies. Chilly with lows in the lower 50’s in Shelby County/Memphis metro, mid/high 40’s outside of that area. Winds: WNW @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Thursday: Back to sunshine after a few morning clouds. Mild temperatures for highs in the low 70’s. Winds: WNW @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.

Thu PM > Fri AM: Lows in the mid 50’s under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Winds: SSW @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%.


TL;DR? CHECK OUT WEATHER OVERTIME ON G+

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A look at the Memphis  &  MidSouth  forecast, damage surveys from NWS-Memphis on Monday’s storms, a check into the extended forecast (which will hopefully remain dry for next week’s eclipse, and less than 24 hours until the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. Today’s WeatherOvertime videoweatherblog ready for viewing



LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO GO: GET SET TO SHAKE TOMORROW!

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Less than 24 hours until the Great Central U.S. Shake-Out.

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

You can join them today by registering for the 2014 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

Residents of the Central U.S. must get better prepared before the next big earthquake, and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.

There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut, to get prepared for earthquakes, and to share what you’re doing with others so they can do the same.



SKYBLOG3: TONIGHT’S STARGAZING WEATHER… BETTER, BUT NOT GREAT

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Skies will be clearing into overnight, slowly, as an area of low pressure clears the Mid-South heading towards the Great Lakes. While skies will not be overcast, they will be better than last night’s totally-clouded-over selection. Better luck tonight, astronomers!

SKYBLOG3: METEORS SPOTTED LAST NIGHT…

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None, according to AMS reports page. Orionid Meteor Shower is peaking, so #keeplookingup!

SKYBLOG3: UPCOMING EVENTS – PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IS NEXT WEEK!

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Hopefully clear skies for next Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. More on this as the date approaches.



YOUR ENVIRONMENT LINK OF THE DAY: YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

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How much water do you use? That is: how much water do you really use when it comes to every day living? The water that goes into the stuff you use from day to day? It may be more – a LOT more – than you think… 

You’ve heard all about your carbon footprint, but do you ever think about your water footprint? Everything you touch uses water in the manufacturing process; this hidden water is called “virtual water,” and, says Stephen Leahy in Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products, “each of us uses far more virtual water than the ‘regular’ water we can see, feel and taste.” On average, Americans use 100 gallons of regular water everyday, and 1980 gallons of virtual water. “That means the average American’s ‘water footprint’—the total amount of direct plus virtual freshwater use—is about 8000 liters (2115 gallons) a day,” Leahy writes. “Since 1 liter weighs 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds), that’s the weight of four cars you have to haul if you get all of that water from a well.” That’s pretty sobering, considering that 30 percent of the world’s population lives in areas facing water shortages. Here are the water footprints of 15 common objects and foods.



MORE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT: BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST

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Earth Sciences Week 2014 continues with NASA’s #SkyScience efforts:

Help NASA do #SkyScience
In celebration of Earth Science Week, October 12 -18, NASA invites you to look up at the sky and help scientists who study Earth’s clouds by participating in #SkyScience.

Clouds are an important part of Earth’s atmosphere, and NASA scientists are studying how they affect our weather and climate. Clouds cover about half of the planet at any one time, ranging from high, wispy cirrus to dark, rumbling thunderheads. By participating in #SkyScience you will help NASA learn more about the types of clouds where you live, work and play, and help all of us celebrate the beauty of Earth’s atmosphere, and the science behind it.


STARE WITH YOUR EARS: TODAY’S SOUNDCLOUD FORECAST…

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For those who prefer listening to a quick weather forecast update, the WREG_TV News Channel 3 audio forecast is available here… #SoundOff

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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YOUR TUESDAY+ WREG-TV FORECAST…

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THAT’S A WRAP FOR MONDAY’S STORMS

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Clouds beginning to break up – slowly – across the WREG-TV viewing area mid/late Tuesday morning, as seen via the News Channel 3 Windyke Country Club camera.  Other cameras available via the WREG-TV webcam page.


NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TEAMS LOOKING AT LAST NIGHT’S STORM EFFECTS:

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Via the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Memphis TN:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1049 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

...MEMPHIS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEAMS TO CONDUCT STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS
ACROSS THE MID SOUTH TODAY...

TWO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAMS WILL BE IN THE FIELD TO ASSESS 
DAMAGE FROM SEVERE STORMS ON MONDAY OCTOBER 13. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING 
STORM TYPE AND INTENSITY WILL BE PROVIDED FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE STORM 
DAMAGE SURVEYS.

TL/DR? CHECK OUT THE ONLINE VIDEO FORECAST VIA GOOGLE+

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Also available via WREG.com. Tune in for a selection of weather, astronomical and environmental (and, some days, who knows what else?) links via Google+ Hangout. Follow along at my YouTube Channel and at my Google+ page as well.


SPREAD INFORMATION, NOT PANIC:

From the Shelby County   Health Department  : a handy primer on Ebola. What is it? What isn’t it? How can you get it? How can you stay safe from it? Who do you contact for more information? Check out the online FAQ and pass it on. #SpreadInformationShredRumors


YOUR WREG-TV NEWS CHANNEL 3 MID-SOUTH FORECAST: 

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers/drizzle. Windy: west-southwest winds at 5-15 MPH. Highs: mid 60’s. Coverage chance for precipitation: increasing to 40% around NW TN, NE AR; 20% for most of the rest of the forecast area.

Tue PM > Wed AM: Early patchy drizzle with mostly cloudy skies. Cool with lows falling to the mid 50’s around the Memphis metro area; cooler outside of Shelby County. Winds: West @ 10-15 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: falling to 20%.

Wednesday: Continued clearing, continued breezy: partly cloudy to mostly clear through the day into evening, winds: West at 5-15 MPH. Remaining cool with highs in the mid/high 60’s. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%. 

Wednesday Night into Thursday AM: Clearing skies. Chilly with lows in the lower 50’s; a few upper 40’s outside the Memphis metro area. Winds: diminishing to 5-10 MPH from the west-northwest. Coverage chance for precipitation: 0%. 


YOUR ENVIRONMENT: ENERGY AND NATIONAL SAFETY

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UN: Climate Change Threatens National Security Says Pentagon

The Defense Department said in the report, described as a “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” that it has begun to boost its “resilience” and ensure mission readiness is not compromised in the face of rising sea levels, increasing regularity of natural disasters, and food and water shortages in the developing world.MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER EVENTS/NEWS/HAPPENINGS AVAILABLE…

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…via the WREG-TV News Channel 3 Your Environment page.


KEEP LOOKING UP: SKYBLOG3 STARGAZING WEATHER TONIGHT – NOT THAT GOOD

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Mostly to partly cloudy skies will make stargazing a bit difficult if not impossible in parts of the WREG-TV viewing area. Also, there are few if any decently-bright satellites passing over as of this evening anyway. #BetterLuckNextTime


LISTEN UP! IT’S THE WREG-TV AUDIO FORECAST

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Like to listen to the forecast rather than read it? Here’s your Mid-South WREG-TV audio forecast for Tuesday and following…


STAY TUNED FOR TOMORROW’S BLOG EPISODE… GET SET TO SHAKE

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We are less than two days away from the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, a great opportunity for you, your group/business/place of worship to learn about earthquake preparedness and safety. Winging it is not a plan. Dealing with a problem later is not a plan. Lean more about how to protect yourself in an earthquake and what to do before and after, coming up tomorrow on this WREG-TV weatherblog.

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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WREG-TV SUNDAY NIGHT FORECAST

FIND OUT MORE…

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…by tuning into the Mid-South’s online video weatherblog: Weather Overtime for Sunday, October 12. Tonight’s wrap-up: a look at climate data, severe weather forecast information as of Sunday night, and severe weather safety information. Tune in to WREG-TV’s #WeatherOvertime by going to http://www.wreg.com/weather and scroll down to Weather Overtime.  


QUIET NIGHT TONIGHT…

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Looking out from the WREG-TV Champion Windows cam Sunday evening with plenty of clouds but little if anything in the way of rain this evening so far. Unfortunately, may not stay that way.

NOT LOOKING THAT WAY TOMORROW

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A wide swath of the middle and lower Mississippi River valley will be under the threat for severe weather on Monday. 

….AND A BIT BREEZY, TOO

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WIND ADVISORY FOR THE MID-SOUTH
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...PIGGOTT...CORNING...  
WALNUT RIDGE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO...HARRISBURG...BLYTHEVILLE...  
WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...FORREST CITY...MARIANNA...HELENA...  
WEST HELENA...KENNETT...CARUTHERSVILLE...SOUTHAVEN...  
OLIVE BRANCH...TUNICA...SENATOBIA...CLARKSDALE...MARKS...  
BATESVILLE...CHARLESTON...TIPTONVILLE...UNION CITY...DYERSBURG...  
RIPLEY TN...COVINGTON...BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...  
MEMPHIS...MILLINGTON  
339 PM CDT SUN OCT 12 2014  
   
..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT MONDAY  
  
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WIND  
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT MONDAY.   
  
* WINDS...SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS BETWEEN 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO  
  AROUND 40 MPH.  
  
* TIMING...FROM 10 AM CDT MONDAY UNTIL 7 PM CDT MONDAY.  
  
* IMPACTS...WINDY CONDITIONS MAY MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT IN HIGH  
  PROFILE VEHICLES AND BLOW AROUND LOOSE ITEMS.   
  
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
  
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE  
EXPECTED...OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS  
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE  
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.  

More coming up after your forecast…


WREG-TV FORECAST:

Tonight: Cloudy, windy and warm. Lows in the high 60’s. Winds: increasing to 5-15 MPH from the SSW. Coverage chance for precipitation: increasing to 50% by midnight and afterwards.

Monday: *Wind Advisory in effect until 7PM* Showers and thunderstorms developing late morning through early afternoon with stronger to severe weather possible by afternoon and evening. Highs in the lower 80’s. Winds: S @ 10-20 MPH, Gusts of 30-40 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: increasing to 90% by late Monday.

Monday night into Tuesday morning: More rain/thunder, including possible severe weather.  Cooler with lows falling into the lower 50’s. Winds: SSW @ 10-20 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 90% to near 100% by early Tuesday.

Tuesday: Early showers, t-storms, dwindling into evening. Highs: mid/high 60’s. Winds: W @ 5-10 MPH.


SEVERE WEATHER: THE RUNDOWN

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So far, as of Sunday night, the threat for severe weather tomorrow remains at the Slight Risk level. That could change into tonight as the NOAA Storm Prediction Center changes the forecast with new computer model information.

Main time for severe weather: beginning late morning in east Arkansas, moving across the Mississippi River into early afternoon. This is an estimate and can easily change, so stay tuned for updates.

Main threats for now: damaging thunderstorm winds of 55 MPH+, isolated tornadoes from supercell thunderstorms (large, powerful, well-maintained storms that can produce tornadoes easily) and bow echo storms that can produce damaging winds easily.


SIGN UP TODAY/TONIGHT/SOON…

WEATHERCALL

Sign up today for WeatherCall ™ by going to WREG.com and click on the weather section for more about how Tim Simpson and Jim Jaggers can call you with severe weather warning information ahead of the storm.


Stay tuned to WREG-TV News Channel 3 for the latest update on severe weather into tomorrow.

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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YOUR WREG-TV SATURDAY PM+ FORECAST…

sealofapproval-copy From WREG-TV AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist Austen Onek…  



FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND IS WET, BUT NOT OVERLY SO…

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Drizzly and foggy by Saturday evening as rain continued off-and-on, not enough for the National Weather Service to continue the Flash Flood Watch that had been posted earlier this weekend. More rain possible into the latter half of the weekend, and the potential for severe weather on Monday as well. More on that, next…


YOUR MID-SOUTH WEEKEND FORECAST

Tonight:  More rain & thunder. Cloudy skies. Mild with lows on either side of the 60 degree mark. Winds: NE turning E @ 5 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 60%.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies. Mild with high temperatures expected in the mid 60’s. Winds: NE @ 5-10 MPH. Coverage chance for precipitation: 50%.

Sunday Night:  More showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid/high 60’s. Coverage chance for precipitation: 50%. Winds: South at 5-15 MPH.


SEVERE WEATHER ON MONDAY?

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The Mid-South could see severe weather on Monday thanks to an inbound storm system.  Via the NOAA Storm Prediction Center….

A STRONG...PROGRESSIVE SHORTWAVE TROUGH LIKELY TO BE OVER THE
   CNTRL/SRN PLAINS MONDAY MORNING WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MS VALLEY
   REGION...REACHING THE TN/OH VALLEYS BY 6AM TUESDAY.
ORGANIZED STORMS WITHIN THE LINE INCLUDING BOW ECHO
   AND SUPERCELL STRUCTURES. DAMAGING WIND AND A FEW TORNADOES WILL BE
   THE MAIN THREATS. SEVERE THREAT SHOULD CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT
   FROM THE GULF COASTAL STATES INTO THE TN AND OH VALLEYS...BUT THREAT
   MAY BECOME MORE MARGINAL WITH NWD EXTENT INTO THE OH VALLEY.


SEVERE WEATHER ON MONDAY: WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

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Main time for severe weather will be late Monday, October 13. Main threats expected to be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes from supercell thunderstorms. The possibility of bow echo thunderstorms – storms with powerfully gusty winds – could also be a threat. 

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: RAINFALL

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Not exactly overpowering amounts of rain in the Memphis metro area today. Still ahead for the month and the year.

WREG-TV WEATHER ALMANAC: TEMPERATURE

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Ten degrees below normal on the temperatures for today. No danger of the record low of 35 falling today. 
       



STARE WITH YOUR EARS: TONIGHT’S AUDIO FORECAST

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Your audio forecast available on SoundCloud… tune in for a listen.


 MORE ON OVERTIME… WEATHER OVERTIME, THAT IS….

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Check out the latest update on the forecast with WREG-TV News Channel 3 Weather Overtime, available now/here


STAY TUNED FOR MORE TOMORROW MORNING…

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After WREG-TV News Channel 3 at 10, tune in for a forecast update with Todd Demers bright and early Sunday morning.

Austen L. Onek, AMS Meteorologist / Station Scientist
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