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MM’s Wed Wx Forecast for July 20

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

Wx Summary

Look for a chance for storms today and tonight, with some of those possibly being on the strong side. The front responsible for these storms will clear through by tomorrow, leaving us in a pattern that will favor hot and dry conditions beginning on Friday.

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

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 – Sunday: 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 noon to 11:00 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

1953 – Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson, North Dakota.

1969 – Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module.


The rain gauge continues to malfunction.

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

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

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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