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MM’s Wed Wx Blog for Aug 11

Weather Headlines

High Heat & Humidity Has Settled In

Watching Storm Chances Increase by Friday

Tracking the Tropics

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MM News

I had a great time co-teaching the Lifelong Learning Class at Roane State yesterday with Matt Daugherty! Matt shared his telescope knowledge with us and I taught about the Perseids Meteor shower. It was a great time!

Come out to Roane State this evening for some stargazing! Roane State Community College is inviting us to come out and see the Perseids Meteor shower, which will be peaking Wednesday night. We’ll have telescopes for you to check out some planets and all kinds of other cool things! I’ll do my best to let you know what you’re seeing, along with some cool space tidbits. We’ll be meeting at 7:00 and will likely be there for a couple of hours. Just look for the telescopes! See you there!

7 Best Places to See the Stars in Tennessee

The next MM Kids Class will be Tuesday, August 17th at 4:30 at TCAT. Come on out and learn all about lightning! Registration is required and that form can be found at Class will be capped at 12 students and mask wearing is encouraged. Class is FREE!

How Big Was the Biggest Lightning Bolt? | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Today & Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, especially in the evening and overnight.

Saturday – Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Wx Concerns

LAFD Paramedics Stress Hot Weather Safety | Los Angeles Fire Department

Hay Weather Forecast 

Please be aware that the heat index (the “feels-like temperature) in those fields will be dangerously high both today and tomorrow. Stay hydrated.

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1940 – A major hurricane struck Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, causing the worst inland flooding since 1607. 

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  120° at Death Valley, California

Low:   20° at Peter Sinks, Utah 

Today’s Tennessee Weather 

It’s a hot and humid day across the Volunteer State and for some, it’s a dangerously hot day. Heat advisories are in effect for West Tennessee and much of Middle Tennessee. Be safe in the heat! Only a very few of us across Middle and East Tennessee will get relief from the heat in the form of an afternoon or evening thunderstorm. Afternoon highs will be near 100 degrees across the western half of the state, while the eastern half climbs to near 90.

Tonight’s Tennessee Weather

A couple of evening storms are possible near the mountains. Otherwise, look for mostly clear skies and very muggy overnight lows in the 70s.

Tomorrow’s Tennessee Weather 

Thursday is nearly an exact repeat of Wednesday, with dangerously high heat indices for West and Middle Tennessee. Once gain, only a few of us across the middle and eastern portions of the state will find relief from an afternoon storm.


A landfall on the Gulf Coast is looking more and more likely with Tropical Storm Fred. That landfall is expected by early Monday morning. It’s also looking more likely that the storm will bring us rain as early as Monday evening. At this time, Fred is not expected to become a hurricane, but that could change. I’ll keep you posted!

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And….then there’s another area to watch very closely. This one will be coming right on the heels of Fred. It’s that time of year!

Sun & Moon  

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

Red dots are the most recent quakes. Also, the larger the dot, the larger the quake.

Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

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

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