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MM’s Wed Wx Forecast for July 6

Wx Summary

Scattered showers and storms are expected as we get into the afternoon both today and tomorrow. Some of those storms could be severe, especially in the heat of the afternoon. Those rain chances taper off overnight. A cold front approaches on Friday and Saturday and that will increase our rain chances, even into the nights. Behind that cold front, Sunday is looking cooler, with only a chance for a shower or storm. Lower humidity is expected by the start of next week.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

Wednesday– Thursday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms, esp in the afternoon. Storms taper off overnight.

Friday – Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, even into the night.

Sunday: A chance for showers and storms, becoming partly cloudy overnight.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the slight risk for severe storms for both today and tomorrow. The risk is low but not zero. Damaging winds are the main threat with storms.

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

SPC T-Storm Outlook for Tomorrow

Severe Weather Safety Tips

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. Isolated activity is expected today but a line of storms may develop and push southward, which this model doesn’t seem to pick up on too well.

Wind Forecast

This wind forecast begins at 6:00 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

1893 – A violent tornado killed 71 persons on its forty-mile track across northwestern Iowa. Forty-nine persons were killed around Pomeroy, where eighty percent of the buildings were destroyed, with most leveled to the ground. Photos showed most of the town without a wall or tree left standing. 

1785 – US Congress unanimously resolves the name of US currency to the “dollar” and adopts decimal coinage.


Hurricane Forecast

Nothing to report.

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


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

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