0.84 …that was the last real measurable rainfall we received back on 9/10 according to the TVA. We received 1.31 inches of rain that month. In October 0.11. November has become even more bleak with 0.00 inches to date.
Drought Causing Stress On Utilities
2 Arrested For Arson As Wildfires Continue
Over 60 wildfires are presently burning across Tennessee. Over 15,000 acres have been burned so far. Many of the fires are presently 60% or better contained. Two men were arrested for arson. An air quality alert of Level Orange is expected to be re-issued. Warm temps aren’t going away for the next 48 hours and the weather is about to have a huge impact on the fires.
Weekend Weather Could Cause More Issues
According to most of the prognosticators, we will see Thunderstorms roll through Friday night into Saturday morning. While any rain would be welcome, it won’t be near enough significant to put a dent in the drought. Compacting the situation will be high winds between 10-15 mph and gusting to 25 ahead of the front. This will fan the flames , so to speak on any fires still burning. A high of 80 is predicted on Thursday, a high in the upper 40s on Sunday. The next chance of any rainfall might come next week as cooler and drier air comes into play.