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MM’s Saturday Weather Forecast for April 9

2009- An EF4 tornado carves a 23.25 mile long by 1/2 mile wide path across Rutherford County, passing through the northern sections of Murfreesboro. 194 homes are destroyed and another 1547 damaged or affected across the county, with 2 people killed and 58 others injured. 9 other tornadoes touch down across Middle Tennessee.

April 9, 1865: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War in North Virginia.

This Week’s Hazards

MM’s Wx Vlog

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Radar Simulation

This is a radar simulation for today. It begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 pm. As you can see, scattered showers and snow showers are expected throughout much of the day.

Noon Forecast 

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered rain & snow showers.

Sunday: Sunny & warmer. Windy.

Monday: Chance Showers and windy.

Tuesday: Chance showers.

Wednesday: Chance showers and windy.

Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

A bit of a severe weather pattern could evolve over our area by the middle of next week, in particularly for Wednesday night. 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. By Thursday, some of that rough weather may move into our neck of the woods. This is several days away, so stay tuned for updates.



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

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 will be Thursday, April 14 at 4:30. The location will be at TCAT. Register your child at

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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 benefit Creative Compassion and our mission. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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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Creative Compassion 

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!

To purchase a book(s) please contact Rita directly

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  • Low-income families looking to construct a new home
  • Low-income homeowners needing help paying for home repairs and housing utilities
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