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MM’s Tuesday Weather Forecast for April 5

Special Note

I’ll do a special blog post this evening to update you on tomorrow’s severe storm chances.

Today’s Hazards

This is a new graphic I’m working on.

MM’s Wx Vlog

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Noon Forecast 

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely by afternoon.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening. Some storms may be severe.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and windy.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Temperatures falling. Rain showers turn to snow showers overnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with morning snow showers.

Sunday: Sunny & warmer.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

The threat for tomorrow has stopped increasing and is now holding steady.

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area in the slight risk for severe thunderstorms, though the enhanced risk is just to our south (too close for comfort).


Astronomy (New!)

On This Day in Wx History 

1987 – A storm produced unprecedented April snows in the central Appalachians. Mount Mitchell, North Carolina received 35 inches of snow, and up to 60 inches (six feet) of snow was reported in the mountains along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. The total of 25 inches at Charleston, West Virginia easily surpassed their previous record for the entire month of April of 5.9 inches. The 20.6 inch total at Akron, Ohio established an all-time record for that location. Four to six inches of snow covered the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee.

Today’s Fire Weather Map

Fire weather season for Tennessee is October 15 through May 15.

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

MM News

The April MM kids class will feature lightning! The date of that class is TBD. The location will be at TCAT.

Image by NASA

I am excited to announce that I’m teaching my first seminar on weather/climate and its impact on wine! This class is for adults and will be hosted by Stonehaus Winery. We hope you will join us for refreshments and a very interesting seminar on the impacts of weather and climate on wines and the grapes they rely on. This fun and informative class is limited to the first 40 who sign up, so be sure and secure your spot today! To learn more and to register for the seminar just visit Proceeds benefit Creative Compassion and our mission.

Adult Ed

Adult Ed is more than a degree! Sure, we’ll help you earn your GED but we can also coach you and help you design a plan that puts you on a fulfilling career path. Reach out today and see what we can do for you! Email me today at


This week’s newsletter focuses on what most commonly “makes or breaks” a severe weather event in our region. I’ve got some good info!

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