Knoxville, TN, to Willow Springs, MO, Weather: 11/26/21

We are continuing on our new trek west!

This morning, the weather has been overcast, with cold temperatures and calm winds.

The NWS in Morristown, TN, forecasts (for Knoxville, TN) decreasing clouds, with a high temperature of 37 F. The winds will be from the northwest at 5 mph.

The NWS in Paducah, KY, forecasts (for Paducah, KY) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 45 F. The winds will be calm.

The NWS in Springfield, MO, forecasts (for Willow Springs, MO) a clear night, with a low temperature of 32 F. The winds will be from the south at 6 mph, becoming westerly after midnight.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows cold temperatures and moderate humidity, with cloudy skies (according to the sensors) and northwesterly winds. I will be driving towards slightly warmer temperatures and sunny skies.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows that I will be driving through a slight pressure gradient towards the high pressure system, but am already under high pressure.

Visible satellite image is not available at this time.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows no more significant rain as we drive west. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the mid 40s F somewhere near in southwestern Kentucky this afternoon, and then decrease to the lower 30s F overnight in Missouri.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will drop into the 10s F in Kentucky, but then rise again into the 30s F in Missouri.

The Nested NAM shows breezy conditions, but no damaging winds. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts sunny skies along my route soon after we leave Knoxville. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

I don’t know how far into Missouri we will make it, but probably somewhere between Sikeston and Willow Springs. We’ll see. It should be smooth sailing once we get out of eastern Tennessee.

Thank you for reading my post.

Sources:
The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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