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MM’s Sat Wx Blog for Aug 14

Weather Headlines

High Humidity to be With Us for Many Days to Come

Watching Storm Chances Increase

Tracking “Fred” toward Tennessee

Tracking “Grace” in the Atlantic

MM News

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!

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In next week’s newsletter you’ll learn about how corn fields influence the weather, what a “bolt from the blue” is, why NASA is worried about the next Moon mission’s timeline, and how Tropical Storm Fred has impacted our weather (it will have arrived by then!). Stay tuned for that and so many more interesting and educational weather letters to come!

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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast

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

Monday – Tuesday: The influences of “Fred” arrive. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely.

Wednesday – Friday: Scattered mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Just be mindful that any storm that develops over the next several days could contain deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, very gusty winds (briefly damaging?), and torrential rainfall that could lead to flash flooding.

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Hay Weather Forecast 

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1987 – Slow moving thunderstorms deluged northern and western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with torrential rains. O’Hare Airport reported 9.35 inches in 18 hours, easily exceeding the previous 24 hour record of 6.24 inches. Flooding over a five day period resulted in 221 million dollars damage. It was Chicago’s worst flash flood event, particularly for northern and western sections of the city. Kennedy Expressway became a footpath for thousands of travelers to O’Hare Airport as roads were closed. The heavy rains swelled the Des Plaines River above flood stage, and many persons had to be rescued from stalled vehicles on flooded roads.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  118° at Stovepipe Wells, California

Low:   32° at both Peter Sinks, Utah & Choteau, Montana 


Tropical Storm Fred is headed straight for Middle Tennessee by Wednesday. The good news is that the storm will have weakened to the point to where there will barely be anything left of it. Still, that path will bring a significant increase to our humidity levels, which will increase shower and thunderstorm chances for us. I’ll keep you posted. Should the storm be stronger, which is unlikely, then our chances for heavier rain and severe weather would increase.

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We now have Tropical Storm Grace, with winds of 40 mph. Like Fred, Grace is expected to remain a tropical storm as she moves toward southern Florida in the coming days. I’ll keep you posted on this one too!

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Sun & Moon  

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Hopefully some rain over the coming days will help with the dry spots in Tennessee.

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

A lot of activity for today’s map! The red dots are the most recent quakes, while the size of the dot indicates how strong the quake was.

Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

Western wildfires continue to pump tons of smoke into the atmosphere that is spreading both east and west of the fires. We continue to see that smoke in our skies, as well.

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

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