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MM’s Mon Wx Blog for June 28

Weather Headlines 

Increasing rain chances

Highest rain chances come Thursday & Friday

Watching the tropics

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for a mainly afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Tuesday -Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday – Friday: Mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for scattered showers and storms.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a chance for a shower or storm.

Hay Weather Forecast

Keep in mind that the greatest rain chances come in the afternoons and evenings through Wednesday. After that, rain chances look like an all-day chance Thursday through Saturday. Hopefully, rain chances go down for Sunday. If some models verify, rain chances will drop on Saturday. Stay tuned.

Remember, if you’re out on a tractor in the hay field you are the tallest object in that field. Keep an eye on that sky and make sure there aren’t any thunderstorms around.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday


The tropics are active! We have one system off the South Carolina coastline that will likely become a tropical storm today, before making landfall this evening in South Carolina.

Another area of low pressure is becoming more concerning out in the Atlantic. I’ll keep you posted, as I track it over the course of the week.

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon in June (Farmer’s Almanac)

  • 28th – 29th Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
  • 30th – Cut hay or do plowing on this barren day.

On This Day in Wx Histor

1928- A severe weather outbreak produces five tornadoes across Middle Tennessee, beginning on the afternoon of the 28th, and continuing into the next morning. All tornadoes are classified as F-2s. One person is killed in Davidson County. Another 38 injuries are reported overall.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  122° at Death Valley, California

Low:   29° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Monday Sun Day

Sunspots appear and disappear on the surface of the sun. Many of those spots are the size of Earth! Occasionally, some develop that are hundreds of thousands of miles across. On the image below, Earth is in the lower right corner to show you how the size compares with the sunspots you see.

Sunspot region 11944 at a size of 1480MH as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The Earth has been added for scale.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

A hot and humid day is in store for the state, with a few mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms around. Remember that if you’re close enough to hear thunder, you’re close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Afternoon high temperatures will be around 90 degrees for most everyone.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Many of us will see some passing clouds overnight, with perhaps an evening storm on the Cumberland Plateau. Otherwise, it will be a mild and muggy night, with low temperatures around 70 degrees.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

The atmosphere becomes a bit more favorable for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Otherwise, look for partly cloudy skies, along with heat and humidity. Afternoon high temperatures will once climb to around 90 degrees.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

The satellite image below shows an area of low pressure swirling off the coast of South Carolina. That swirl is expected to become a tropical storm, before making landfall later this evening. Thankfully, it will not find the conditions for becoming a hurricane. Notice that much of the rain and storms are southwest of the center of the swirl. If that activity were right on top of the storm, strengthening would be more concerning.

NASA Nerdology 

What would it take for technology to operate at temperatures below –238 degrees Fahrenheit without a source of heating and lubrication? Scientists at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are working hard to find out! We’ll need this technology for when we venture even farther into space. The really cool part (no pun intended! ha), is that we will ALL benefit from this technology in some way in our very own lives! That’s how NASA works and we sure are glad for that!


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