Look for Meteorologist Mark at Friday at the Crossroads in Downtown Crossville this coming Friday, April 1! I’ll be set up in front of Hurricane Cycles (across from the Depot). The weather is looking great! Come on out and say hello! For more information about Crossroads, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/372622784702476/?ref=newsfeed.
**Gusty winds and low humidity will once again pose a fire danger. Outside burning is discouraged.
**More subfreezing temps are expected tonight. Several hours of temps below freezing are expected.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Sunday: Partly cloudy. Windy.
Monday: Partly cloudy.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy & much warmer! Windy.
Thursday: Showers likely. Cooler.
Friday: Sunny and nice! Perfect weather for Friday at the Crossroads in Downtown Crossville!
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns for the Week
A powerful storm system may bring the threat for strong to severe storms to the plateau Wednesday night. I’ll keep a close eye on this and keep you updated!
The SPC has outlined West TN in a threat for Wednesday afternoon and evening. I’ll be tracking that as it moves eastward. A significant severe weather threat can be found across Mississippi and Alabama, which could include powerful tornadoes. Be aware of that if you know anyone down there or anyone traveling through there on Wednesday.
On This Day in Wx History
1890 – An outbreak of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. One of the tornadoes struck Louisville, Kentucky killing 78 persons and causing four million dollars damage.
1987 – The second blizzard in less than a week hit eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Snowfall totals ranged up to 24 inches at San Isabel, Colorado. Winds gusted to 50 mph at Goodland, Kansas. The high winds piled snow into massive drifts, closing roads for days and killing thousands of cattle. Snow drifts thirty feet high were reported in northwest Kansas!
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.
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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!
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. 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/.