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MM’s Saturday Wx Forecast for May 21

“Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon,” Maya Angelou.

This Week’s Hazards

Even with increased rain and storm chances coming, the risk for severe weather looks very low for the next week! Just keep in mind that any storm that forms this time of year can contain heavy rainfall, small hail, gusty winds, and deadly cloud-to-ground lightning.

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HRRR Radar Model (New!)

This is a new addition to the website! The time for this simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. today to 9:00 p.m. this evening. Notice we stay mostly dry today, thought there will likely be one or two showers or storms on the plateau during the heat-of-the-day.

Extended Forecast

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

Sunday: Rain and thunderstorms likely.

Monday – Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Seven-Day Rainfall (New!)

This is the anticipated rainfall for the week, as forecast by the computer models. It looks like a healthy drink of water is coming to much of the state over the next week. The heaviest rains are expected to stay to our west (red-shaded regions).

MM Classes for Kids

The next free MM kids class at TCAT Crossville will be Wednesday, June 15 at 4:00. Register today at

The next free MM kids class at Roane State in Clarkrange will be Thursday, June 16 at 5:00. Register for that class at

The class topic for each class in June will be hurricanes! I have some cool hands-on activities and more planned!

On This Day

1860 – A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Cincinnati, Chillicothe, and Marietta in Ohio, as well as the city of Louisville, Kentucky, causing a million dollars damage. That dollar amount is not adjusted to today’s rate.

1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic

1932 – After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman.


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

MercurySun 5:33 amSun 7:30 pmSun 12:32 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusSat 3:44 amSat 4:29 pmSat 10:06 amGood visibility
MarsSat 2:41 amSat 2:32 pmSat 8:36 amAverage visibility
JupiterSat 2:51 amSat 2:53 pmSat 8:52 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 1:10 amSun 11:50 amSun 6:30 amPerfect visibility
UranusSat 4:45 amSat 6:27 pmSat 11:36 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSat 2:34 amSat 2:20 pmSat 8:27 amVery difficult to see


This week’s newsletter is focused on my storm chasing adventure to Oklahoma during this week in 2013. During that event, a powerful EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, which was several miles north of my location. That was the last EF-5 our country has seen. 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.

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

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