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MM’s Tuesday Wx Forecast for May 17

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men,” Joseph Conrad.

This Week’s Hazards

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Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Partly cloudy.

Wednesday – Thursday: Chance showers and storms. Some storms could be severe.

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday: A chance for showers and storms.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The timing could change, so stay tuned. Also, the atmosphere will be ideal for severe weather Wednesday afternoon and evening, BUT it is not clear whether or not there will be something to kick those storms off. I’ll keep an eye on it.

Severe Weather Safety 

On This Day

1979 – A reading of 12 degrees at Mauna Kea Observatory established an all-time record low for the state of Hawaii.

1939 – 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1.


Drought Data

The drought data is updated each Thursday morning. For even more drought info, please visit my link at
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Planets to look up for tonight

MercuryTue 5:56 amTue 8:06 pmTue 1:01 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusTue 3:48 amTue 4:23 pmTue 10:05 amGood visibility
MarsTue 2:50 amTue 2:33 pmTue 8:41 amAverage visibility
JupiterTue 3:05 amTue 3:06 pmTue 9:05 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 1:30 amTue 12:09 pmTue 6:49 amAverage visibility
UranusTue 5:00 amTue 6:41 pmTue 11:51 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneTue 2:49 amTue 2:35 pmTue 8:42 amVery difficult to see


The latest newsletter was released Friday, as it is each and every Friday! This newsletter focuses on the violent tornado that struck the Tansi community in May of 1995. That was a phenomenal storm that, after many quiet years, reminded us of our vulnerability to severe weather. Find out about this and more at! Proceeds from subscriptions go toward supporting the MM kids classes taught monthly at both TCAT Crossville and Roane State Clarkrange.

MM Classes

The next MM kids class will be at the Clarkrange Roane State Campus on May 19. This will be the first MM class in Fentress County! That class is now full.

Classes for the Crossville campus at TCAT will now be every third Wednesday of each month. That class will start at 4:00 p.m. Class is now full!

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

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