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MM’s Thursday Wx Forecast for May 19

For the risk for strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening, mainly along and north of I-40

This Week’s Hazards

Today’s risk is mainly for areas along and north of I-40.

MM’s Wx Vlog

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Extended Forecast

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

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with showers and storms developing overnight.

Sunday: Rain and thunderstorms likely.

Monday – Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the Cumberland Plateau in the SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms for this afternoon and evening. Those of you south of I-40 are in the MARGINAL RISK.

Severe Weather Safety 

On This Day

1989 – Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front spawned ten tornadoes from Illinois to Tennessee during the afternoon and night. Snow, wind and cold prevailed in the Northern Plateau Region and the Northern Rockies. Dixie, Idaho, was blanketed with nine inches of snow, winds gusted to 87 mph at Choteau, Montana, and the temperature at Crater Lake, Oregon, dipped to 11 degrees.

1536 – Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason


Drought Data 

The drought data is updated each Thursday morning. For even more drought info, please visit my link at
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This is today’s update! Notice how dry conditions are moving north.


Planets to Look Up for Tonight

MercuryThu 5:47 amThu 7:52 pmThu 12:50 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 3:46 amThu 4:26 pmThu 10:06 amGood visibility
MarsThu 2:45 amThu 2:32 pmThu 8:39 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 2:58 amThu 2:59 pmThu 8:58 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 1:22 amThu 12:02 pmThu 6:42 amAverage visibility
UranusThu 4:53 amThu 6:34 pmThu 11:43 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 2:41 amThu 2:27 pmThu 8:34 amVery difficult to see


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MM Classes

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

Last night’s class at TCAT in Crossville went so well! I had a great turnout and the kids were absolutely awesome!

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

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

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