Rain chances are lower today but any storm that does develop could be strong, with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Storms with this system have also been capable of producing frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. Drier air works into the region on Wednesday, reducing rain chances even more and giving us our driest day of the week. By Thursday, a new frontal system begins approaching and that will increase rain and storm chances once again. Those elevated rain chances are expected to be with us through Saturday.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms. West winds at 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance for a mainly afternoon and evening shower or storm. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms, expecialy in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Friday & Saturday: Scattered showers and storms are likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. Southwest winds 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
Our area is in the marginal risk for severe storms. Damaging straight-line winds are the main threat.
Severe Weather Safety
On This Day
1954 – Severe thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail for thirty minutes in north central Kansas. One drift measured 200 feet long, seventy feet wide and three feet deep.
1776 – Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians).
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
MM Classes for Kids
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA9oc7Akb8UBKD3m3uG4kPdJh21dDhVm8REDO425ucJYnL-A/viewform I still have 5 seats left as of July 30.
The next MM kids class at TCAT in Crossville will be Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30. This class is now FULL but you can be added to the wait list at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6-ePugEZIhbSRl4x4zPYqcBWASNywEqW3Ar_17J0NgxXuIA/viewform
That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope!
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