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MM’s Thurs Wx Forecast for Aug 11

The Cygnus X-1 binary star system contains one of the best candidates for a black hole. The system was discovered because it is one of the brightest X-ray sources on the sky, shining so bright it was detected by the earliest rockets carrying cameras capable of seeing the previously unknown X-ray sky. This was featured as the “photo of the day” by NASA on Aug 8, 2008.

Wx Summary

Our long awaited cold front is pushing through the region today, bringing one last chance for showers and storms. By this evening, drier air from the north will filter in and that will usher in a very pleasant Friday and Saturday. Both days will feature comfortable August high temps and low humidity. By Sunday, the humidity begins to tick back up a bit, though it will still feel qite nice for this time of year. We may see an afternoon/evening shower or storm on Sunday but that should be very isolated, at best. On Monday, humidty levels get high enough to introduce a chance for afternoon thunderstorms once again.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered 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.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. A bit more humid.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance for mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 


Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

On This Day 

1998- Lightning strikes and kills a man while working in his tobacco field in the Wirmingham community in northeast Overton County. The lightning bolt injures 2 others nearby.

1988 – Al-Qaeda formed at a meeting between Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan.

MM News

Page A3 of this week’s Fentress Courier features my first article as a paid columnist for the Courier! Check that out if you can! I hear it’s getting great reviews!

It was such an honor to have been invited to speak at the Tennessee Association of Soil Conservation Districts conference on Tuesday at the Crown Plaza hotel in downtown Knoxville. I had a wonderful audience and they seemed to really enjoy my weather talk. It’s hard not to have a captivated audience when talking weather with farmers! (ha) I always enjoying meeting new people and these were some of the best!

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

That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope! The Crossvilel Chronicle will be there to cover the class!

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!

Registration for the Clarkrange Artemis class for Sept. 1 is now open! That registration form can be found at


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You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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