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MM’s Tues Wx Blog for July 13

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Weather Headlines 

Another day of showers and storms

Rain chances lower for mid to late week

Rain chances increase for the weekend

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could produce heavy rainfall.

Wednesday – Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered afternoon/evening showers and storms.

Saturday – Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely.

Hay Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Widespread severe weather is not expected this week, but any storm that develops will be capable of producing gusty winds, deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, and heavy rainfall.

Be very careful around that lightning! If you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to be struck!

NWS Seattle on Twitter: "It's Lightning Safety Awareness Week! ⚡️  Throughout the week we'll post a few graphics and safety tips for lightning  awareness! Although not the most common occurrence across Western

Almanac for Yesterday


Shhhh…all is quiet.

142 Puppies That Can Sleep Anywhere And Anytime | Bored Panda

Sun & The Moon

Planting by the Moon 

12th – 14th A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.

15th – 16th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.

17th – 18th Start seedbeds. Extra good for fall cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, mustard greens, and other leafy vegetables. Good for any aboveground crop that can be planted now.

19th – 20th Barren days, neither plant nor sow.

21st – 22nd Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.

23rd – 24th Good days for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.

25th – 27th Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.

28th – 29th A barren period.

On This Day in Wx History

2004- A wind gust of 67 mph is measured at the Nashville International Airport as an evening thunderstorm complex produces wind damage in every Middle Tennessee county.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  127° at both Death Valley & Stovepipe Wells, California

Low:   30° at Peter Sinks, Utah & Stanley, Idaho  

Twister Tuesday

It may come as no surprise that the city with the most reported tornadoes in the US is Oklahoma City. What might surprise you is the number of those tornadoes. Since such record keeping began there in 1893, a total of 171 tornadoes have struck within the city limits!

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely statewide today. Be careful around any lightning! Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 80s for most.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms should end from west to east overnight, with all precip having cleared out of the state by Wednesday morning. Overnight lows will be warm and muggy and near 70 degrees.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Rain chances drop to around 30% across the area for Wednesday. That rain chance will come in the form of typical Tennessee summertime afternoon storms. Many of us should stay dry. Just be mindful of any storm if you have outdoor plans and be careful around any lightning. With lower rain chances, afternoon highs will be able to warm into the mid to upper 80s.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Crystal-clear skies led to this beautiful shot of the Milky Way at Yosemite National Park last night. Photo by @redditSpacePorn via Twitter.


NASA Nerdology 

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt is seen standing next to a large boulder on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission. The photograph was taken by fellow crew member Eugene Cernan. These were the last two men to step foot on the moon. (1972)


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