On This Day
1873 – A famous Easter blizzard raged across Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Gale force winds blew the wet snow into massive drifts, however there were few deaths due to the sparse population and due to the gradual increase of the storm.
1865 – US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Thursday: Scattered showers in the morning. Possible clearing by afternoon.
Friday: Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Scattered showers.
Easter Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for a shower. Rain likely overnight.
Monday: Mainly morning showers, then gradual clearing.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
A vigorous disturbance will slide through the area Sunday night, bringing widespread showers and even some thunderstorms. Depending on the exact tract of that disturbance, there could be a strong storm or two around the area. Widespread severe weather is not expected over the next week.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
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 today, April 14 at 4:30. I’ll let you all know how it goes!
I am excited to announce that I’ll be doing a talk about 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! You don’t have to like to wine to enjoy this class, so sign up and learn some really cool stuff, while supporting a wonderful local nonprofit! 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 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/.