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MM’s Thur Wx Blog for July 22

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Mark your calendars for July 27 at 4:00! That will be the next Meteorologist Mark science class for kids! The topic this month will be flooding. Registration is required and that sign-up sheet can be found at The class is sponsored by TCAT.

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Weather Headlines 

Hot, Hazy, & Humid Weather Continues

Increasing Rain Chances by the Weekend (most stay dry)

Best Rain Chance Comes Early Next Week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today & Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Hazy, hot and humid.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with only a slight chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday – Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Hay Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday


A disturbance will move into the Atlantic from the mainland by tomorrow. That could develop into a tropical system. Chance of development is about 30%.

Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon 

22nd Any above ground 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

1995- Six people attending an outdoor carnival in Murfreesboro are injured when lightning strikes a nearby power pole. A large tree is destroyed by a separate lightning strike.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  115° at Death Valley, California

Low:   35° at Watton, Michigan 

Thirsty Thursday

A rural African woman may walk up to 10 miles to gain access to fresh water. An American rarely walks more than a few feet.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Look for hazy, hot, and humid conditions today. An old frontal boundary will drift northward and produce scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms across southern West Tennessee, including the Memphis and Jackson areas. The rest of us will just be hot and hazy. Afternoon highs will approach or even touch 90 degrees for most today, though the humidity will make it feel much hotter. Keep in mind that air quality alerts are active once again for the Nashville area today. Limit outdoor activities if you have respiratory issues.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Evening storms will dissipate across southern West Tennessee after sunset. Statewide, skies will be hazy and the air will be humid overnight. That warm and humid air will keep low temps in the mid to upper 60s for most.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Most of us stay dry, hot, and humid for our Friday. A few afternoon and evening storms will likely develop across Western and southern portions of the state. Otherwise, look for partly to mostly sunny skies and high temps around 90 degrees. Keep in mind that humidity will make it feel much warmer, so be safe in the heat.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather Snapshots

The sunset was spectacular yesterday! The smoke from western wildfires gave us quite the sight. Look for much of the same this evening! The sun sets at around 8:00 CDT.

NASA Nerdology

On this day in 1962, Mariner 1 launched. Mariner 1 was NASA’s first attempt to send a spacecraft to Venus, but it was destroyed by the Range Safety Officer about 290 seconds after launch when it veered off course. I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that Range Safety Officer had a lot of fun that day. (haha)

Atlas-Agena rocket launching at night

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2 thoughts on “MM’s Thur Wx Blog for July 22

  1. A minor correction… In your hay day report, “bail away” should be “bale away”, unless there’s more rain in the forecast than what we’re expecting! Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks, Sharon! The English language and its tricky words. Ha

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