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FULL MOON FRIDAY THE 13TH

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No major changes in our weather pattern with the heat continuing throughout the week. Afternoon high temperatures will hit 90 in most areas and in some cases will reach the mid-90s in East Tennessee. We have only a slight chance of getting an afternoon shower building up due to the Heat, it is getting a little more humid and that will push the heat index a little higher. Next week I am expecting a little bit of a cooling Trend and the chance of rain will go higher. A tropical disturbance will move from the Bahamas across Florida and possibly get into the Gulf of Mexico by next week, it is weak but our gulf moisture may be on the increase at that time.

Saturday night is the full moon and this one is the Harvest Moon. Its name comes from the extra light it gives farmers to harvest their crops, the name was given back in the day before electricity was available. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that appears nearest to the start of fall or the autumnal equinox. A Friday the 13th full moon appearance is a rare one, and won’t happen again for another 20 years on Aug. 13, 2049. It’s been estimated that $800 or $900 million is lost in business on Friday the 13th because people avoid making big purchases or risky financial moves. Many skyscrapers still avoid labeling a 13th floor, instead skipping from 12 to 14. Superstitions about the date Friday the 13th, are rooted in Christianity. The thirteenth guest at the Last Supper was the apostle Judas, who betrayed Jesus, and Jesus’s crucifixion took place on a Friday.

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