Posted on Leave a comment

MM’s Friday Weather Forecast for March 18

For afternoon/evening thunderstorm chances


I’ll do special updates today to keep you updated on the severe storm potential for this afternoon and evening. Make sure you’re “following” the blog to get those updates sent straight to your inbox. Look for that Follow button on your screen.

School Visit

I’ll be visiting my alma mater of North Cumberland Elementary School this morning to talk to the 3rd graders about the solar system! I’m looking forward to my visit!

Friday Funny

MM’s Wx Vlog 

Be sure to subscribe to the blog for free!

Noon Forecast

48-Hour Forecast 

Extended Forecast 

Friday: Rain and storms developing. Some storms could be severe in the afternoon and evening. Windy.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy.

Sunday – Monday: Mostly sunny.

Tuesday: Chance showers late in the day.

Wednesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely.


MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

On This Day in Wx History 

1925- An F-4 tornado rips a 60-mile path from near Buck Lodge (8 miles north of Gallatin) to Barren County, Kentucky. Homes are swept away in many communities, including in Keytown, Angle, Oak Grove, and Liberty. As many as eight people die in one home. Trees are blown down in steep valleys as well as on hilltops. At least 29 people are killed in Sumner County, with one woman dying from her injuries one month after the tornado. Crossing into Kentucky, the tornado strikes Holland, killing 4, and Beaumont, killing 8 more. Over 150 homes are damaged or destroyed. There are a total of 41 fatalities, and 95 injuries. This is the 3rd deadliest tornado ever to strike Middle Tennessee.

2 Days Until Spring

Almanac for Yesterday

MM News

Thanks to generous donations and a grant from Volunteer Electric, we raised enough money for tablets for my Meteorologist Mark classes for kids!!! How awesome is that!? In addition to the hands-on activities that we do, these tablets will even further enhance the learning experience! Thank you all so very much!


The last MM class was postponed due to weather. That class has been rescheduled for March 24. We are always thankful for TCAT’s support in hosting our classes and for being so good to us!


Weekly newsletter subscription proceeds go toward supporting my education outreach, primarily including the monthly class for kids that I teach at TCAT. Try a free sample at and go to the “Free Sample” link. Subs are only $5 per month or discounted at $50 a year. Each week’s newsletter primarily focuses on the weather of the plateau. This week’s newsletter focuses on the Blizzard of 1993.

Drought Data

The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are then released to the public each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. For much more drought info, please follow my link to

Creative Compassion

Local author Rita Reali has offered a portion of her book sales to go to Creative Compassion! That fundraiser began March 4th and continues through June 4th. To purchase a book just go to

Our next book signing event will be Saturday, April 30 at GrinderHouse Coffee on Main Street in Crossville. Come out and visit us between 11:00-1:00! We sure would love to see ya!

I’m proud to be the Deputy Director of Creative because Creative benefits mainly local low-income residents with various housing needs, including rent, utility, or mortgage assistance. Anyone can encounter a time when they need a hand up and Creative is here to help in any way we can! Since January 1st we’ve helped 12 families with rent/mortgage/utility assistance who have encountered loss of work mainly due to sickness. We can help with these needs even if you are not considered “low-income” because we know anyone can fall on hard times because of sickness or a death in the family.

With the help of donations, we’ll be able to help even more folks, including our veterans and elderly residents who need our help. For more info on our organization or to give (any amount is appreciated!), please see and/or let me know if you have any questions or fundraising ideas!

Creative Compassion, Inc

If you or someone you know needs a high school diploma just let me know and I’ll help you get that degree! Contact me or someone at the adult education center today to get the diploma you’ve always wanted! 

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

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

Please feel free to “Follow” me on Social Media!

Facebook @thunderchaser 

Twitter @meteo_mark

Instagram @MeteorologistMark 

YouTube @

Download the Meteorologist Mark app for Android  

iPhone app coming soon!

Leave a Reply