I want to first of all thank all of you in the 7th District for giving me the opportunity to serve another four years for you as your county commissioner. It truly is an honor to serve.
A very unsettled pattern has taken hold of our region, with chances for showers and thunderstorms each day for the next several days. Rain and storm chances will typically be higher in the heat of the afternoons and evenings, tapering off as we go into the nights. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but any storm that develops could contain frequent lightning, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Friday: Scattered showers and storms are likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. Southwest winds 5 mph.
Saturday & Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Monday & Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
The latest drought monitor shows worsening drought conditions in the northwest portion of our state. Middle TN shows dry conditions across the south and the Nashville area, while East TN is completely removed from any drought conditions. Hopefully, rains today and through the next several days will help the folks across West TN. For more drought info, including a look at the national map, please visit my link at https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
On This Day
1989 – Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, and from Iowa to the Upper Ohio Valley, with 216 reports of large hail or damaging winds between early Saturday morning and early Sunday morning. Thunderstorms moving across Iowa around sunrise produced extremely high winds which caused ten million dollars damage to crops in Carroll and Greene Counties. Thunderstorm winds at Jefferson, Iowa, reached 102 mph! Afternoon thunderstorms produced tennis ball size hail at Bay Mills, Wisconsin.
1914 – First electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
If anyone would like a MM t-shirt just let me know. I can arrange for that to picked up at Creative Compassion! Shirts are free.
I hope to be set up at Friday at the Crossroads this evening, weather permitting. Look for me at the Creative Compassion booth on the Courthouse lawn.
MM Classes for Kids
Last night’s class in Clarkrange went so very well! We learned all about the new James Webb telescope and then made our own space shuttles. I’ll have a write-up about this in next week’s Fentress Courier.
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!
The MM newsletter is published monthly an offers an in-depth focus on the kids classes I teach and the weather of the plateau and Tennessee. There’s always something interesting to learn and I love sharing my passion for weather, space, and learning with others.
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Other important information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.