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MM’s Sat Wx Blog for July 24

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Mark your calendars for July 27 at 4:00! That will be the next Meteorologist Mark science class for kids! The topic this month will be flooding. Registration is required and that sign-up sheet can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV5IY9mADWj0XfnXO1YYJKjOP5QLjurGJKUTZI3vUZMRr5Jw/viewform. The class is sponsored by TCAT.

Radar & Wx Alerts Link 

Radar can be found here:

https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/current/bwg

Weather alerts can be found here:

https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

Weather Headlines 

Hot & Humid Weather Here to Stay Awhile

Best Chance of Rain Comes Monday

Turning Hot and Humid Again Next Week

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Vlog 

Seven-Day Forecast

Daily Forecast 

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. Hazy, hot and humid.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday – Thursday: Hot & humid!

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon/evening shower or storm.

Hay Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Mark’s Wx Concerns

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Almanac for Yesterday

Tropics 

The tropical system of interest has now drifted southward and is about 200 miles east of Daytona Beach. Buoys near the center of the system show that pressure is falling a bit. Conditions are favorable for more development and the system could become a tropical depression or storm today or tomorrow. Chance for development is now at 60%, up from 40% from yesterday.

Sun & Moon

Planting by the Moon 

24th Good days for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.

25th – 27th Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.

28th – 29th A barren period.

30th – 31st Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

August

1st Good day for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.

2nd – 3rd Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

4th – 6th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.

On This Day in Wx History

1999- A Livingston farmer is injured as lightning strikes the fence he was touching, leaving him unconscious. A neighbor performs CPR. The farmer is taken to the hospital and recovers.

Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes

High:  118° at Death Valley, California

Low:   27° at Choteau, Montana 

Saturday Silliness

Drought Monitor

The drought monitor is updated each Thursday.

Weather SnapShots

I snapped this photo last night of the Full Moon. It was quite the sight! Step out tonight and take a look for yourself! Try to fight the urge to howl, though. (ha!)

NASA Nerdology 

Landsat-1 was launched in July of 1972 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. At the time it was named ETRS-1 (Earth Resources Technology Satellite), and was the world’s first Earth-observing satellite. The picture below is an example of what it could do. That is a photo of California’s coastline taken in 1973. We’ve come a long way since then, but this was very exciting technology in the 70s!

Coastline of California

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

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A double Fri evening treat

The sunsets have been amazing this week. Smoke from western wildfires has made the sunset glow a brilliant orange the past few nights. I would expect the same this evening. Start looking for that sunset shortly after 7:30.

Then, the Full Moon will begin rising in the east. That will occur shortly after sunset (around 8:00 pm). That, too, should be impressive to see.

I am also very excited to announce that I have finally decided on a t-shirt design! The shirts have been sent to the printer and should be ready in 2-3 weeks. I’ll let you know when they arrive! A great big THANK YOU to Promotions Plus in Crossville for doing such a great job with all of this! I can’t wait to see you all wearing one! Shirts will be available for sale ($15, incl shipping & handling) through this website. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund supplies for the kids classes I teach at TCAT each month.

You all take care and never forget to look up!