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MM’s Thursday Weather Forecast for March 30

For strong southerly winds that could down trees and powerlines.
For a line of strong to severe thunderstorms.

Today’s Hazards

March goes out like a lion…..

**Southerly winds could gust over 50 mph today. This could lead to some downed trees and power outages. Be safe driving high-profile vehicles. These will likely be the strongest winds we’ve seen this season (and we’ve had some very windy days!).

**A line of strong to severe storms will threaten the plateau between 9:00 – Midnight. All modes of severe weather will be possible, with damaging straight-line winds being the main threat.

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Noon Forecast

48-Hour Forecast 

Extended Forecast 

Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy & much warmer. Wind gusts to 50 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 – Monday: Partly cloudy.


Radar Simulation

This radar simulation does a great job handling what I’m forecasting. This begins at 2:00 pm., with a line of severe storms approaching the Mississippi River, and ends at 11:00 pm with the line approaching the plateau. Keep in mind that these lines can slow down and speed up by an hour or two. Therefore, it is a good idea to start watching this line at about 8:00 pm and we’ll track it to the plateau.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns for the Week

After today, the severe threat drops to zero through the weekend.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight the plateau in the slight risk.

Severe Weather Safety Tips 

Severe weather safety tips can be found at

Special Note

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

On This Day in Wx History 

1899 – A storm which buried Ruby, Colorado, under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested Butte area.

Almanac for Yesterday

MM News

Last week’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!

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

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 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.

Creative Compassion 

Creative Compassion, Inc

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

Our next book signing event will be Saturday, April 30 at Grinder House 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 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! 

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

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

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