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MM’s Wednesday Weather Forecast for April 13


I’ll be on here this evening to update you all, or as needed.

On This Day

2004 – The latest measurable snowfall on record hits Jackson, Tennessee, causing six traffic fatalities.

2006 – The University of Iowa campus is hit by an F-2 tornado. The storm severely damaged many buildings in the area, including a sorority and a local church. No fatalities were reported in the storm that caused more than $12 million in damage.

This Week’s Hazards

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Noon Forecast 

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Scattered morning showers and thundershowers, then partly to mostly cloudy by afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Showers and storms developing after 9:00 pm. Some of the storms could be severe.

Thursday: Scattered showers likely in the morning. Possible clearing by afternoon.

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday – Monday: A chance for showers.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

While our threat is much lower than the threat is for areas of West Tennessee and even the western half of Middle Tennessee, we still can’t let our guard down. Make sure you have multiple ways to get warnings, just in case.

Severe Weather Safety

Just follow my link at for all kinds of severe weather safety info.

Radar Simulation

This radar simulation runs from 1:00 this afternoon to 9:00 pm this evening. Notice a robust line of powerful storms moving through West Tennessee this evening, approaching Nashville at 9:00. That line will then weaken as it crosses Middle Tennessee. Because this line could speed up or slow down, we’ll be weather-aware from 9:00 pm to 3:00 a.m. As soon as the line passes, we’ll be clear.

Power Outages

Track power outages as storms cross the state at There will also likely be areas of power outages today due to strong southerly winds across the state ahead of the storms.



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 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 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 

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

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

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