Another frontal system is approaching the region today and that will set off showers and storms from now through Thursday. Some of the rainfall could be heavy and lead to flash flooding. By Thursday night, drier air moves in and sets the stage for a very nice end to the week. That airmass will feature pleasant temperatures and low humidity.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Rain & storms likely. Some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Southwest wind at 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Clearing skies by sunset. Northwest wind at 5 mph.
Friday & Saturday: Mostly sunny with low humidity. Pleasant. North wind at 5 mph.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
On This Day
1878 – The second most deadly tornado in New England history struck Wallingford, Connecticut killing 34 persons, injuring 100 others, and completely destroying thirty homes. The tornado started as a waterspout over a dam on the Quinnipiac River. It was 400 to 600 feet wide, and had a short path length of two miles.
1974 – Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States and Vice President Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President.
Past 24-Hour Precip Totals
An area of low pressure continues to be monitored in the eastern Atlantic. A tropical depression or storm is expected to develop in the orange-shaded region by the middle to end of this week. By the weekend, conditions are expected to become more unfavorable for develepment and the system could dissipate by Monday.
I am honored to have been invited to speak at the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts today in Knoxville! I will be talking weather and farming and all that good stuff. I’m anxious to meet some great people.
MM Classes for Kids
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!
Next month’s topic will be the Artemis mission, as Artemis 1 is scheduled to launch at the end of this month! That mission will eventually take us back to the Moon and on to Mars! I’ll have more info on that class coming soon!
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