1927 – A tornado wiped out the town of Rock Springs, Texas, killing 72 persons and causing 1.2 million dollars damage. The tornado, more than one mile in width, destroyed 235 of 247 buildings, leaving no trace of lumber or contents in many cases. Many survivors were bruised by large hail which fell after the passage of the tornado.
1934 – Winds atop Mount Washington, New Hampshire, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.
1988 – Snow blanketed the Southern Appalachians. Totals in North Carolina ranged up to 17 inches at Mitchell. Winds at Flat Top Mountain gusted to 80 mph.
I’ll do special updates at midday today and again tonight.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. An isolated severe storm is possible.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe overnight.
Thursday: Scattered showers likely in the morning. Possible clearing by afternoon.
Friday: Partly cloudy.
Saturday – Sunday: A chance for showers.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
This scenario is reminding me of what we had last night. Let’s hope it’s not nearly as loud, though I fear it will be.
Make sure you have multiple ways to get a warning. Remember my severe weather safety tips at https://meteorologistmark.com/severe-weather-safety/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s newsletter focuses on the April 3, 1974 Super Outbreak of tornadoes that devastated portions of the Cumberland Plateau. 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.
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!
Creative compassion helps mainly low-income residents obtain home ownership. Our mission also includes helping folks with home repairs and/or rent/mortgage or utility bill assistance. Make a donation, apply for assistance, or check out our new monthly newsletter at https://ccihomes.org/.