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MM’s Tues Wx Forecast for July 19

Wx Summary

Both today and tomorrow offer chances for storms, though those chances are only set at 30%. By Wednesday night, a front slips into the area and offers our best chance of rain over the next five days. The front clears out on Thursday and then the heat begins to build for the weekend.

Special Note

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, please note that I am currently in “Facebook jail.” (ha!) They have restricted my content through tomorrow because of a video I shared two years ago of a tornado. They say I didn’t give the videographer credit….except I did. I appealed and lost. Such is the life of a hardened criminal, I suppose. ha

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

Weather Forecast

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

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

Friday – Saturday: Partly cloudy and hot. Southwest wind 5 mph.

 SPC T-storm Outlook 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

2006 – The first of two severe thunderstorms hits the St. Louis area, causing the largest power outage in the city’s history with over 570,000 people losing electricity.

1843 – The steamship SS Great Britain is launched, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world.


The rain gauge isn’t working at the airport. The NWS hopes to have that back online soon.

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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