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MM’s Mon Wx Forecast for July 18

For the potential of strong storms and heavy rainfall.

Wx Summary

Scattered showers and storms are expected throughout today and tonight across the plateau, tapering off later tonight. Tuesday through Thursday will feature lower rain chances but there will still be chances. By Friday, we should be drier and hotter.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

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

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

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with isolated mainly afternoon/evening storms. Southwest winds 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph overnight. Rain chances also increase overnight.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a cahnce for mainly afternoon/evening storms. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and hot. 

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

We are highlighted in general t-storms for today.

Severe Weather Safety Tips

HRRR Radar Model

This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in one-hour increments.

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- An oppressive heat wave produces the fifth of six consecutive daily record highs at Crossville. The high today hits 96 degrees.

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy “Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice”).


Hurricane Forecast

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

The map below shows where we most often expect development to occur this time of year.

MM News

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 and the weather of the plateau and Tennessee. There will be a new section that discusses the main weather headlines of the previous month. The new newsletter format is sure to be a hit!

Remember, subscriptions from those newsletters pay for for materials for the kids’ classes (Thank you!). 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

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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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