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MM’s Mon Wx Blog for July 26

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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. Come ready to think and to get your hands dirty! I’m also going to turn the kids into junior engineers! 🙂

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Weather Headlines 

Best Chance of Rain is Today

Heat and Humidity Crank Back Up by Midweek

More Storms Possible by End of the Week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon/evening.

Wednesday – Thursday: Hot & humid! Be safe outside.

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

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for mainly afternoon/evening showers & storms.

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

Hay Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Lightning Safety Awareness Week: Advice on staying safe during summer  storms – Your Local News

Almanac for Yesterday


Development is looking less likely for the system that has been monitored off the Southeast coastline over the past several days. The systems is also no longer expected to get into the Gulf, but will instead likely head inland to the southeast Georgia coastline and eventually dissipate.

Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon

26th – 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

1943 – Tishomingo, Oklahoma, baked in the heat as the mercury soared to 121 degrees, a state record.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  118° at Death Valley, California

Low:   28° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Monday Sun Day

The Sun’s gravity keeps all the planets in orbit. The Sun’s gravitational pull is stronger than anything else’s in the Solar System.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will keep high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s across the state. Some of the storms today could produce heavy rainfall and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning. Be safe if you plan to be outside.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Showers and thunderstorms dissipate while moving eastward overnight. High humidity levels will keep overnight lows in the 70s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Tuesday’s heat and humidity will lead to some afternoon showers and thunderstorms for some of us. That rain chance increases from west to east, with a 30% chance across West Tennessee, increasing to about 50% for East Tennessee. Afternoon highs will top out around 90 degrees, though high humidity levels will make it feel even warmer.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

This gorgeous photo was taken a few years ago in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo credit goes to Craig Boehm (@Skstormchaser).


NASA Nerdology 

Here on Earth, spacesuits weigh about 280 pounds. In space, they’re practically weightless.


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