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MM’s Fri Wx Forecast for June 24

Wx Summary

A very warm Friday is in store for the plateau, with only the slightest risk for an evening shower or storm. Those rain chances increase a bit for the weekend. In fact, by Sunday night the rain chance is set at 50%. That activity lingers into Monday before the front pushes it out of here.

Friday Funny

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and hot.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for a shower or storm.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a chance for showers and storms. Showers and storms are expected to increase in coverage overnight.

Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cooler.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy.

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

HRRR Radar Model

This simulation runs from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Notice that there could be some isolated activity late into the evening.

Wind Forecast

Time is in 24 hour units, beginning at 7:00 a.m. today. Simply scroll to the right to see future hours. 

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Drought Outlook

Drought info can be found at my link at That link also allows you to compare this week’s map with last week’s. The maps update each Thursday.

On This Day

1924 – Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem, NC, sought shelter from a thunderstorm. The structure chosen contained a quantity of dynamite. Lightning struck a near-by tree causing the dynamite to explode. The men were killed instantly.

1930 – 1st detection of airplane using reflected radio waves, a precursor to radar, by US Naval Research Laboratory engineers, Anacostia, Washington, D.C.


Hurricane Forecast

An area of disturbed weather is being watched closely in the Atlantic. This is about a week away from getting into the Caribbean (that farthest west point on the shaded path below). This will likely become our next named storm.

MM Classes for Kids

Registration for the MM kids classes in July is now open! Classes cap at 15 students. The topic for July’s classes is rockets!

For the Crossville class, register at

For the Clarkrange class, register at


This week’s MM newsletter is about a story I found about a little town in West Virginia and how they deal with the heat. It’s interesting enough to share in a newsletter! That letter will publish by this afternoon. If you find this kind of info interesting, you might consider subscribing to the newsletter at! It’s only $5 a month or $50 a year, with proceeds supporting my education outreach programs with the kids.

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

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