I’m visiting the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary this morning to talk about Creative Compassion and how we help the community. I’m looking forward to meeting them!
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). Creative Compassion will be set up beside me, as well as the Bigfoot Festival booth! 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.
Winds will become gusty once again later this evening and overnight. Winds could gust to 25 mph overnight.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy & warmer! Windy.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy & much warmer. Wind gusts to 40 mph. Rain and storms likely overnight.
Thursday: Showers likely, especially in the morning. Cooler. Northerly winds.
Friday: Sunny and nice! Perfect weather for Friday at the Crossroads in Downtown Crossville that evening!
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.
Sunday: Partly cloudy.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns for the Week
The greatest risk for severe weather is expected to come after dark, as a line of strong to severe storms moves east. This line will be capable of all storm modes, including the risk for tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the slight risk for severe weather Wednesday evening. This is an upgrade from the marginal risk they had us in earlier.
On This Day in Wx History
2007 – Eighteen year old Corey Williams is killed by a lightning bolt in Carbondale, Illinois, at the Community High School’s first home track meet of the season.
2011 – A record 766 inches of snowfall at Boreal Ski Resort and nearly 59 feet at Squaw Valley in California’s Sierra Nevadas are just two areas where snowfall records have been broke.
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 contact Rita at rita@LittleElmPress.com.
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/.