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MM’s Mon Wx Blog for July 19

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Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

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Weather Headlines 

Rain chances slowly slipping south of the area

Lower rain chances by midweek

Rain chances increase again by week’s end

The weekend is trending a bit drier

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Unavailable today

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with just a slight chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

Thursday & Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers & storms.

Saturday & Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Hay Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday


Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon 

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.

30th – 31st Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.


1st Good day for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

2nd – 3rd Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

4th – 6th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.

On This Day in Wx History

1960 – Cow Creek and Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, reported morning lows of 102 degrees. The afternoon high at Greenland Ranch was 124 degrees, and the high at Cow Creek that afternoon was 126 degrees. The coolest low for the entire month for both locations was 82 degrees.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  117° at Death Valley, California

Low:   34° at Peter Sinks, Utah, Choteau, Montana, & Old Station, California 

Monday Sun Day

Many scientists think the sun and the rest of the solar system formed from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula. As the nebula collapsed because of its gravity, it spun faster and flattened into a disk. Most of the material was pulled toward the center to form the sun.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

The same pattern that brought us scattered showers and storms over the weekend will bring us more of the same for the start of our new workweek. Rain chances are around 50%. Clouds and showers will keep afternoon highs around 80 degrees statewide.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms become less widespread into the night. Still, there will continue to be at least low rain chances overnight, with low temps dropping into the mid to upper 60s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain possible for Tuesday. Rain chances will once again be about 50%. Afternoon highs should warm into the low to mid 80s for most.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Just in case you need a picture to cool you off. Ha! I’m not sure who took this picture but it’s from Grindelwald, Switzerland from last winter. I can just hear the quiet.


NASA Nerdology 

Yesterday would have been John Glenn’s 100th Birthday. Earlier this month, I shared John’s accomplishment of setting the then transcontinental speed record in 1957, which played a role in his selection for the first class of NASA Astronauts – the Mercury 7.

July 18,1921 – December 8,2016

John Glenn wearing a flight suit and Converse

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