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MM’s Mon Wx Blog for Aug 2

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This month brings an exciting new direction for In the coming weeks, I’ll be introducing a paid subscription service called This entire site has been 100% free for three years and that’s simply not a sustainable model. The subscription will only be $6/month, or you can get two months free by purchasing an annual subscription at $60/year. The free site will remain here, but it will only be basic weather. For the exciting extras, you’ll want to do the subscription with the Pro version.

The really exciting part is that proceeds will go toward both the maintenance of the sites (not cheap or free!) and toward the Meteorologist Mark Kid’s classes. With the subscription, you’ll also get a monthly newsletter that summarizes the previous month’s weather with some cool meteorological insights and explanations, as well as contain a lesson for the kids, complete with an experiment, as well as interviews with both meteorology and space experts and so much more! I even have some inmates with my adult education class who would like to share stories from time to time. I’m so very excited about the newsletter and, frankly, I feel that it alone will be worth the money! So, stay tuned! Great things are coming from Meteorologist Mark!

Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

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Weather Headlines 

Hazy Skies Today from Wildfire Smoke

Best Rain Chance Comes Wednesday Afternoon

Watching the Highway 127 Yard Sale Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today: Mostly sunny. Pleasant.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower or storm.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.

Thursday – Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for showers & thunderstorms each afternoon/evening.

Hay Weather Forecast 

127 Yard Sale Forecast

Farmer’s Almanac Fishing Forecast 

Gone Fishin' - Biz New Orleans

Aug 02 -03 Poor

Aug 04-06 Best in the Morning

Aug 07 – 12 Poor

Aug 13-14 Good in the Evening

Aug 15-17 Poor

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

Almanac for Yesterday


Pure heaven...sleepy puppy on the table... | Small Animal Ultrasonography

Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon 

5 Steps To Take This Spring Before Planting A Garden

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

1954 – Severe thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail for 30 minutes in north central Kansas. One drift measured 200 feet long, 70 feet wide and three feet deep!

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  115° at Death Valley, California

Low:   34° at Berthoud Pass, Colorado  

Monday Sun Day

The core of the sun has a temperature of around 24 million degrees. The surface of the sun is only about 10,000 degrees. That’s a big temperature difference!

Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

Northerly winds will bring drier weather to Tennessee, but those northerly winds will also blow smoke in from the massive wildfires out west, giving our sky a very hazy look today. The blue dot on the map represents Crossville.

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a pleasant August day across Tennessee, with lower humidity and lots of sunshine. Afternoon highs will climb into the low to mid 80s statewide. A nice relief from the heat we saw at the end of July! The only chance for precip will be in the form of an isolated shower or storm this afternoon across the southernmost areas of our state. Most of us stay dry.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather 

With only a few clouds passing by, overnight lows will fall comfortably into the low to mid 60s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

The pleasant temperatures continue on Tuesday, with highs in the low to mid 80s once again. Most of us stay day, though there is a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm across East Tennessee.

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

Craig L (@AstronomerXI) captured this beautiful storm in Ontario on Sunday near Zurich. He was searching for waterspouts on Lakes Eerie and Huron but found this in the countryside instead. I’d say it was worth his while!


NASA Nerdology 

At the end of the final extravehicular activity (EVA), Dave Scott conducted a televised sequel to the experiment Galileo performed at the top of the Tower of Pisa. He dropped a hammer and feather and observed that in a lunar vacuum, they hit the ground at the same time. Watch at the link below:

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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