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MM’s Mon Wx Forecast for Aug 8

On August 8, 2015 NASA shared this view from the Curiosity rover on Mars to mark it’s third anniversary there.

Wx Summary

A bit more stable atmosphere will lead to a lower rain chance today, though there will still be the threat for a storm in the afternoon and evening, especially with so much heat and humidity around. A cold front edges closer to the region on Tuesday and that increases rain chances. Those rain chances reach 80% on Wednesday and some of that rainfall is likely to be heavy. That cold front moves through by Thursday evening and that sets the stage for a beautiful Friday. Lower humidity levels will make for a pleasant feel to the air.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon or evening shower or storm. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday: Rain & storms likely. Some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Clearing skies by sunset. West wind at 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny with low humidity. Pleasant. North wind at 5 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

On This Day 

1930- The heat wave continues, as Carthage and Lebanon set their all-time record highs with readings of 111 degrees. Clarksville sets a record high for August — 109 degrees. Other readings include Allardt, 102, Cookeville, 105, Crossville Experiment Station, 99, Dover, 107, Franklin, 104, Lewisburg, 108, McMinnville, 105, Nashville, 104, Tullahoma, 102, and Waynesboro, 104.

2001- A freak ball of lightning peels the bark off a tree and flashes through the crawl space of a nearby house under construction in Fairview. Two workers are injured.

1974 – US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day.

Almanac 

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals

Hurricane Forecast

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.

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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The monthly MM newsletter offers an in-depth look into the MM kids’ classes, the weather and climate of the plateau, and other interesting weather/space stories happening both locally and around the world!

The monthly MM newsletter pays for for materials for the free kids’ classes. Those subs are only $5 monthly or discounted to $50 per year (https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/). Donations are also gladly accepted at PayPal ( paypal.me/meteorologistmark) or P.O. Box 51, Clarkrange, TN, 38553. Try a free sample at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ today!

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Other important information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

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

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MM’s Sun Wx Forecast for Aug 7

On Aug 7, 2010, NASA revelealed this image of over 100 million stars of the Andromeda galaxy, located over 2 million light-years away. This portrait of our galactic neighbor was the largest image yet assembled by Hubble (to that date).

Wx Summary

More scattered showers and storms are likely today across the plateau, as our unsettled weather pattern continues. Much of the same is expected through Tuesday, with rain and storms being most numerous during the afternoon and tapering off after sunset. By Wednesday, a front moves in and gives us our best rain chance for the week, with some of that rainfall likely being heavy. The front clears through on Thursday and drops rain chances. By Thursday night, we should see clearing skies and pleasant overnight lows. Right now, the coming weekend is looking great.

This Week’s Hazards

While widespread severe weather is not expected, any storm that develops will likely contain deadly cloud-to-ground lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours.

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Five-Day Outlook

Weather Forecast

Sunday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. South wind at 5 mph.

Monday & Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Wednesday: Rain & storms. Some of the rainfall is likely to be heavy. Southwest wind at 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms. Clearing skies by sunset. West wind at 5 mph.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

 SPC T-storm Outlook for Today

Drought Outlook

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 

1930- One of the most notorious heat waves is underway in Middle Tennessee. Nashville’s 104 degrees is the second of four consecutive days with highs greater than 100.

1606 – Possible first performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

Almanac 

Past 24-Hour Precip Totals

Hurricane Forecast

An area of low pressure continues to organize in the eastern Atlantic and could become a tropical depression by Wednesday somewhere in the orange-shaded region seen below.

MM News

If anyone would like a MM t-shirt just let me know. I can arrange for that to picked up at Creative Compassion or elsewhere! Shirts are free. The sizes I have left are M, L, and XL.

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!

MeteorologistMarkPro 

The monthly MM newsletter pays for for materials for the free kids’ classes. Those subs are only $5 monthly or discounted to $50 per year (https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/). Donations are also gladly accepted at PayPal ( paypal.me/meteorologistmark) or P.O. Box 51, Clarkrange, TN, 38553. Try a free sample at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ today!

FYI

Other important information will be shared when needed. This includes additional severe weather information, model data, drought info, hurricane info, and more. Many of these can be found as tabs to this page at any time.

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

Make sure you “Follow” this blog to get updates in your email inbox

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Flash Flood Warning Fentress County

Be safe if you’re traveling through southern Fentress County this evening. A flash flood warning is in effect there until 8:00 p.m. Radar estimates 2-3 inches of rain has fallen there this evening with rain continuing to fall in some locations. Be mindful of rapid rises in water and don’t drive across flooded roadways.

The radar at 6:10 shows this rainfall. Notice there is lots of lightning, as well. If you know anyone out that way yard saling you might let them know about this. Another storm is noted around Fairfield and it may become stronger in the coming minutes, with heavy rainfall being the main threat.