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MM’s Fourth of July Forecast

Wx Summary

An unsettled pattern continues this week, but with lower rain chances today and tomorrow compared to the rest of the week. A complex of storms could develop tomorrow and move through Kentucky. These storms could clip northern Fentress County and bring the risk for a strong storm there. Yet another complex of storms could devleop on Wednesday and affect the whole area. Should that complex develop, it could bring the risk for strong storms areawide. The week ends with 50/50 chances for showers and thunderstorms, especialy in the afternoons and evenings.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

Independence Day: Partly cloudy, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms. Skies should be partly cloudy for fireworks.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms.

Wednesday– Friday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, esp in the afternoon.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. Only isolated activity is expected today.

Wind Forecast

This wind forecast begins at 7:00 a.m. this morning. The forecast for each hour is shown.

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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.

Drought conditions continue to worsen across the state and here on the plateau.

On This Day

1995- A man is killed by a lightning strike while working on a barn roof at Rushing Springs (Overton County). Another man is injured by a lightning strike while sitting on his front porch in Joelton.

1941 – Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for first time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin.


Hurricane Forecast

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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!

Both classes still have available seats!

For the Crossville class on July 13, register at

For the Clarkrange class on July 7, register at


This week’s MM newsletter is about “the year without a summer.” 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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