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MM’s Sunday Wx Forecast for May 22

“It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood,” David Hume.

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

The time for this simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. today to 3:00 p.m. this evening. Notice we should stay rather dry, for the most part, until showers and storms begin firing off this afternoon. I’d make sure to keep an umbrella handy throughout the day.

Extended Forecast

Sunday – Monday: Rain and thunderstorms likely.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday – Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Friday: Partly cloudy and pleasant.

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 just to our west and south (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

1987 – A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of the structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet.

1946 – First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico.


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

Clouds will likely obscure much of the view.

MercurySun 5:33 amSun 7:30 pmSun 12:32 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusSun 3:43 amSun 4:31 pmSun 10:07 amGood visibility
MarsSun 2:39 amSun 2:31 pmSun 8:35 amAverage visibility
JupiterSun 2:47 amSun 2:50 pmSun 8:49 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 1:10 amSun 11:50 amSun 6:30 amPerfect visibility
UranusSun 4:42 amSun 6:23 pmSun 11:32 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 2:30 amSun 2:16 pmSun 8:23 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. Those subscriptions are only $5 per month or $50 for the year.

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