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MM’s Sat Wx Blog for Aug 28

Weather Headlines

A Hot & Humid Weekend

Tracking “Ida” to Tennessee

MM News

Tonight is your last chance to buy a Meteorologist Mark shirt at the Cumberland County Fair! We will be selling Meteorologist Mark shirts and Bigfoot merchandise at the Bigfoot booth. You can stock up on Bigfoot Festival merchandise, or get a Meteorologist Mark shirt! Or, just stop by and say hello! We’re located near the stadium, behind the Gideon’s tent.

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Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Saturday & Sunday : Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.

Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for afternoon showers & thunderstorms.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Rain likely, along with gusty winds. Rain could be heavy.

Thursday – Friday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm.

MM’s Wx Concerns

Hurricane Ida has the potential to bring some big impacts to the plateau by Tuesday. My concerns are increasing. I’ll keep you posted!

Before Ida arrives, we have some heat to beat this weekend. Be safe if you’re outside in the hottest part of the day!

Summer Heat Resources

Hay Weather Forecast 

Meteorologist Mark Pro 

The latest WeatherLetter is out again this week! Check that out for free for 7 days at! This week’s topics include the flooding west of Nashville on Saturday, glass on the Moon, and “Fred’s” flooding in the Appalachians. Check those stories out and more today!

If you have any suggestions for the WeatherLetter I’d love to hear from you!

Today’s Stats

Almanac for Yesterday

On This Day in Wx History

1898 – Torrents of rain accompanied by a furious wind upset the rain gage at Fort Mohave, Arizona. However, water in a wash tub set out on the mesa, clear of everything, measured eight inches after the 45 minute storm.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  119° at Mecca, California

Low:   23° at Peter Sinks, Utah 


Hurricane Ida will gather strength today in the Gulf of Mexico, possibly evolving into a major hurricane by tonight. That storm will then march onto the coast last Sunday night, bringing catastrophic impacts to portions of the Louisiana coastline.

The storm will then head northeast toward the plateau. On this forecast track, impacts would be rather high for our area. Gusty winds that could become locally damaging, flooding rains, and isolated tornadoes would all be possible across the Cumberland Plateau. I’ll keep a very close eye on this!

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Sun & Moon  

Past 24-Hour Earthquake Activity

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Tracking the Fire and Smoke 

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