I’m looking forward to visiting the 3rd graders at Brown Elementary this morning! We’ll be talking weather and space!
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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This radar simulation begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 11:00 p.m. tonight. Scattered showers will transition to snow showers as we get into the evening and overnight hours.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Temperatures falling. Rain and t-showers could mix with sleet throughout the day, turning to snow showers overnight. Light accumulation of snow possible overnight.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with mainly morning snow showers.
Sunday: Sunny & warmer.
Monday: Chance Showers.
Tuesday: Showers likely.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
I had deleted this category from the blog a few weeks….rookie mistake, right? It’s the plateau! As always, locally higher amounts are possible. Be safe on bridges and overpasses tonight.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
A bit of a severe weather pattern could evolve over our area by the middle of next week. To our west, a multi-day severe weather event is expected Monday through Wednesday. If you’re traveling west of Nashville those days you need to pay attention to the weather there.
On This Day in Wx History
2007- Crossville’s low temperature of 20 degrees ties the record low for the month. Likewise, Nashville’s 23 degrees ties its record low for April.
Today’s Fire Weather Map
The Fire Weather Outlooks are intended to delineate areas of the continental U.S. where pre-existing fuel conditions, combined with forecast weather conditions, will result in a significant threat for the ignition and/or spread of wildfires. Fire weather season for Tennessee is October 15 through May 15.
Each outlook consists of a categorical forecast that graphically depicts fire weather risk areas across the continental United States, along with a text narrative. Through various labels and colors on the graphic, the five types of Fire Weather Outlook risk areas are:
- ELEVATED (orange) – Elevated risk from wind and relative humidity
- CRITICAL (red) – Critical risk from wind and relative humidity
- EXTREME (magenta) – Extremely Critical risk from wind and relative humidity
- ISODRYT (brown) – Elevated risk from dry thunderstorms
- SCTDRYT (red) – Critical risk from dry thunderstorms
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/.
The April MM kids class will feature lightning! The date of that class will be Thursday, April 14 at 4:30. The location will be at TCAT. Register your child at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN9hkFKnAvnrCYg1ewfFsjuJEXyRR8fHDyBVX95V_ey7OZDg/viewform.
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 https://ccihomes.org/weather-wine-seminar. Proceeds benefit Creative Compassion and our mission. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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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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Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street in Crossville will be hosting a book signing for Rita Reali on Saturday, April 30. That signing will take place from 11:00-1:00. A portion of the proceeds from Rita’s book sales will go to Creative! Come by and see us!
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