“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther
On This Day
2001- High winds topple the steel radio tower for WGNS-AM. The tower was built in 1946, and stood 328 feet tall. It was Murfreesboro’s tallest structure. Damage to the tower is estimated between $250,000 and $500,000.
1921 – Two mile high Silver Lake, CO, received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours.
1877 – Boston-Somerville installs the world’s 1st telephone in Massachusetts
1912 – RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on, with the loss of between 1,490 and 1,635 people
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Good Friday: Partly cloudy. Overnight rain & storms likely.
Saturday: Rain & storms in the early morning hours, then becoming partly cloudy.
Easter Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for an afternoon shower. Rain & storms likely overnight.
Monday: Mainly morning showers and thunderstorms, then gradual clearing.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
A complex of rain and storms will move across our region overnight. The greatest risk for a severe storm is well to our southwest. However, the atmosphere above will be supportive of some strong storms in our area.
Yet another risk for a strong storm comes Sunday night and into the early morning hours of Monday.
This simulation begins at midnight tonight and runs through 7:00 a.m. Saturday. I’ll be tracking this complex of showers and storms as it moves southeast across our region overnight.
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/.
Last night’s MM kids class went so well! I had about a dozen kids turn out and we had the best time figuring out much electricity we could detect in fruit. We also made fluorescent light bulbs light up a bit using static and we had the best time playing with the plasma ball! It was a great class! Next month’s class topic is on tornadoes.
There will be a new MM kids class at the Roane State campus in Clarkrange beginning Thursday, May 19 at 5:00! This is the first MM class to be offered in Fentress County! Be sure and register your child at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT4pInL6_FnnDYQhLEHvCgxlbP-792D5_vNpwD2G5fDhEIEA/viewform
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.
If you’d like a MM t-shirt just let me know! Shirts are only $10 and proceeds go toward funding the kids classes I teach. Just let me know if you want one and you can stop by Creative Compassion at 20 Penny Lane in Crossville and pick it up! I also have them available at my kids classes.
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 email@example.com.
Today’s newsletter will focus on radar and how far we’ve come. I also discuss the radar issues we have on the plateau and what’s being done to improve those. Radar is fascinating and there’s no telling what future radar images will look like!
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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!
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/.