**Gusty winds are once again expected today. Some gusts could hit 30 mph. Be safe if out around trees, etc.
**Low humidity and gusty winds will increase fire dangers today. Burning is not advised.
**Freezing temperatures are expected for several hours tonight. Protect any outdoor vegetation that you want protected.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Saturday: Mostly sunny. Windy.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Less windy.
Monday: Partly cloudy.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy & much warmer! Windy.
Thursday: Showers likely. Cooler.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns for the Week
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined West Tennessee in a severe weather threat for Wednesday. At this time, it appears that severe storms will stay to our west and south. As storms approach the plateau it will be after sunset and the atmosphere is expected to be stabilizing with the cooler night air. In addition, the atmosphere is also expected to become less favorable for severe storms in our region, with the better dynamics for storms staying west of the plateau. I will continue to monitor this, of course.
On This Day in Wx History
1971 – Parts of northern and central Georgia experienced their worst snow and ice storm since 1935. Two-day power outages ruined two million eggs at poultry hatches. Two persons were killed when a tree landed on their car.
Almanac for Yesterday
Thursday night’s MM kids class went so well! We learned about the impacts of damaging winds and then we constructed homes that were wind proof. Those homes were put to the test by a leaf blower and they did so well! Some aspiring engineers in that class! As always, we’re thankful for TCAT for being such gracious hosts to our classes and we’re thankful for all of you who support the classes with donations and subscriptions to the newsletter!
Pictured below are some of the houses that were constructed.
A $1,000 grant for tablets for the MM kids classes was secured through Volunteer Electric’s Customer Share Program. This program receives funds from when you have your electric bill rounded to the nearest cent. Grants from this program total over seven million dollars to date! Please consider participating in that program. More info can be found at https://vec.org/community-programs/vecustomers-share/
I am also forever grateful to all those who gave money to make these tablets possible.
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 https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ 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.
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 https://www.amazon.com/Rita-M.-Reali/e/B08CCC355N?fbclid=IwAR3_Dxr1GgOMOzX8XLwU4r2VYRpN_0xACQ5tomsWnxJyFPZxnUgcbLHcPk0.
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 Compassion 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, regardless of income level! Since January 1st, we’ve helped 12 families with rent/mortgage/utility assistance who have encountered loss of work 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 due to 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 https://ccihomes.org/ and/or let me know if you have any questions or fundraising ideas!
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! http://www.pcsstn.com/home
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 https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.