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MM’s Sat Wx Forecast for July 16

Wx Summary

The first half of the weekend is looking hot and dry, the second half is looking stormy. Enjoy this Saturday and make plans to be outside, just be safe in that afternoon heat. Stay near shade and drink plenty of water. By Sunday afternoon, showers and storms will begin developing across the plateau and those will only increase in coverage as we go through Monday. A more stable airmass arrives for Tuesday and Wednesday, with mainly afternoon and evening chances for isolated showers and storms.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Light winds at 5 – 10 mph.

Sunday: Scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms. Rain chances remain overnight. Southerly winds at 5-10 mph.

Monday: Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. West wind 5-10 mph.

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in one-hour increments. There is a chance for at least one shower or storm to pop up on the plateau today.

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 have improved here on the plateau and across much of Middle and East TN. West TN’s drought continues to worsen.

On This Day

1980- Crossville’s 101 degrees sets a record high for July. This wass the first time an officially recorded temperature had ever reached triple digits at Crossville.

1940 –  Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion).


Hurricane Forecast

There’s no activity to report today, but an active season is still int he forecast!

MM News

Starting on Sunday, the blog will publish at or by 9:00 a.m. each morning. This will work better with my work schedule and allow me more time to analyze the weather before issuing a forecast. I will, of course, always publish updates when severe weather is threatening our area.

Starting in August, the MM newsletter will be published monthly, rather than weekly. The new format will be more in depth and focus heavily on the kids classes I teach. There will continue to be stories about weather on the plateau, as well as historical tid-bits and so on. The new newsletter format is sure to be a hit! Remember, subscriptions from those newsletters pay for for materials for the kids’ classes, which is so very nice! Those subs are only $5 monthly or discounted to $50 per year ( Donations are also gladly accepted at PayPal ( or P.O. Box 51, Clarkrange, TN, 38553.

MM Classes for Kids

If you would like to be added to the email list to be notified of when registration for classes opens, just send me an email to

Registration for the Clarkrange class in August is now open! That class is August 4 at 5:00. Please allow extra travel time due to the Highway 127 yard sales that day. Registration is available at

The next MM kids class at TCAT in Crossville will be Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30. Register today at

That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope!

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

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