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MM’s Sun Wx Forecast for Sept 18

On September 18, 1964, SA-7 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The Saturn I, Block II rocket demonstrated vehicle and spacecraft compatibility and tested the launch escape system. The S-IV upper stage of the rocket consisted of a cluster of six RL-10 engines, which employed liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants to produce a combined thrust of 90,000 pounds. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center designed, developed, and managed the production of the Saturn family of rockets that took astronauts to the Moon. Today, Marshall is playing a vital role in the Artemis program by developing the Space Launch System, the backbone of NASA’s exploration plans and the only rocket capable of sending humans to the Moon and Mars. (NASA)


Be sure and stay tuned for my coverage of the Crew-5 rocket launch from the Space Coast on October 2-3! I will have exclusive coverage via the NASA Social I was selected for. Be sure and tell all all space enthusiasts in your life! I will also cover the event on Facebook.

Crew 4 inching closer to the ISS earlier this spring.


MM’s Wx Vlog

This Week’s Hazards

Wx Summary

Mostly sunny and dry days continue. The heat will crank up by mid-week, but a cold front will bring relief by Thursday.

Five-Day Outlook

Five-Day Weather Forecast

Sunday: Mostly sunny and warm. Humidity begins to increase today.

Monday: Continued sunny and warm.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Be safe in the afternoon heat.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and very pleasant.

Hiking Weather Forecast

Hiking weather continues to look good for the next several days, especially in the mornings. Be safe on trails that have lots of sun exposure in the afternoons, especially with hikes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will bring cooler temps and lower humidity levels for more great hiking weather.



On This Day 

1926 – The great “”Miami Hurricane”” produced winds reaching 138 mph which drove ocean waters into the Biscayne Bay drowning 135 persons. The eye of the hurricane passed over Miami, at which time the barometric pressure reached 27.61 inches. Tides up to twelve feet high accompanied the hurricane, which claimed a total of 372 lives.

1793 – US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.


Past 24-Hour Precip Totals 

Drought Outlook 

Tennessee continues to look wet enough to avoid many dry areas being highlighted. However, with the dry streak we’re on now I expected this map to change in the coming weeks. For more drought info, including a look at the national drought map, please visit my link at


Past 24-Hour Temperature Changes

Bluer colors represent colder temps from 24 hours ago, while redder colors indicate warmer temps from 24 hours ago. 

Today’s High Temps & Departure from Average

Today’s high temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average high temps and bluer colors indicating below-average high temps. White coloration indicates average temps.

Highest temp expected today: 103 degrees (red star)

Coolest high temp expected today: 27 degrees (blue star)

Tomorrow Morning’s Low Temps & Departure from Average

Tomorrow morning’s low temps are shown below. The coloration indicates departure from average, with redder colors indicating above-average low temps and bluer colors indicating below-average temps. White coloration indicates average temps expected.

Warmest overnight low expected: 83 degrees (red star)

Coolest overnight low expected: 21 degrees (blue star)

Hurricane Forecast 

Tropical Storm Fiona could become Hurricane Fiona at any moment. The storm has winds of 70 mph. She only needs winds to increase to 74 mph to become a hurricane. The storm is expected to stay away from the U.S. but could impact Bermuda by Thursday.

Fall Foliage Map

This animated map shows fall leaf color projections from Red indicates peak color.


MM Classes for Kids

The September MM Crossville Kids’ class is full! You may still join the waiting list by emailing me at You may also use that email to request to be place on the email list for updates for when the next classes will be.


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

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