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MM’s Thurs Wx Blog for July 29

Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

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Weather Headlines 

Today is Expected to be the Hottest Day so Far This Summer Across the State

Watching for Some Storms for Tonight

Best Rain Chance May Come Sunday

Relief From Heat & Humidity Could Come Early Next Week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Hot & humid! Be safe outside in the heat.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a chance for thunderstorms, especially closer to the Kentucky border.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for a mainly afternoon shower or storm.

Saturday:  Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.

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

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for a shower or storm.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.

Hay Weather Forecast 

Farmer’s Almanac Fishing Forecast 

Gone Fishin' - Biz New Orleans

Jul 29 Poor

Jul 30 Fair, but best in the evening (Just watch out for any storms that may be around)

Jul 31 Fair, but best in the morning

Aug 01 Fair, but best in the Morning

Aug 02 Poor

Aug 03 Poor

Aug 04 Best in the Morning

Aug 05 Best in the Morning

Aug 06 Good in the Morning

Forecast Discussion

I’ll be keeping a close eye on some storms that could drop in tonight from the north. Very severe storms are expected for portions of Kentucky, but most of that activity will stay well north of our area. Still, a couple of those storms may clip the northern plateau. If needed, I will issue a special blog post later this evening concerning this. The greatest risk for any storms would be from Jamestown and points north.

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Summer Heat Safety

Almanac for Yesterday


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Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon 

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.

7th – 10th Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.

11th – 12th Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for planting aboveground crops.

13th – 14th Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.

15th – 17th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

On This Day in Wx History

1981 – Fifty cattle, each weighing 800 pounds, were killed by lightning near Vance, Alabama. The lightning struck a tree and then spread along the ground killing the cattle.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  119° at Death Valley, California

Low:   36° at both Pierce, Idaho & Escourt Station, Maine  

Thirsty Thursday

Across the world, 80% of the human population lives in areas with high threats to water security. Globally, 3.5 million people die each year because of bad water.

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity 

The size of the dot indicates the magnitude of the quake. Larger dots equal bigger quakes. If the dot is red, that means it happened more recently. Orange dots represent quakes that occurred several hours ago.

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

Mostly clear skies will help create the hottest day so far this summer across the state. Afternoon high temps will climb into the mid to upper 90s for much of the region, with the cities reaching for the 100-degree mark. Only the plateau and upper East Tennessee will see highs in the lower 90s. Be safe in the heat today.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

Skies will be mostly clear for many of us, with warm overnight lows only falling into the mid to upper 70s for many. The plateau and upper East Tennessee should see cooler lows near 70.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Partly cloudy skies will lead to about a 30% chance for a heat-of-the-day shower or thunderstorm across the middle and eastern areas of the state, while West Tennessee stays mostly sunny. The sunshine in the west will lead to highs near 100 once again, while more clouds keep Middle and East Tennessee in the low to mid 90s.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Leigh O’Neil (@leighoneilwx) took this beautiful photo near Silverton, Colorado yesterday.


NASA Nerdology 

“I wish we could just sit down and play with the rocks for a while. Look at these things they are shiny, sparkly. Look at all these babies here, gosh” – Dave Scott. The Apollo 15 mission was 50 years ago this week. The Moon rocks are still being studied.

Mission commander David Scott is leaning to his right and is putting down the Apollo Lunar Surface drill used to take core samples and set up a heat flow experiment on the Moon's surface.

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