On This Day
1997- Lightning strikes a 130-year-old red oak tree northeast of Lynchburg. Chunks of wood weighing as much as 175 pounds fly about 50 yards. One large piece of wood is embedded in the tail light of a car. The lightning follows the tree’s roots, digging a trench almost 3 feet deep into and under a house. Flying wood damages the home and three cars.
1981 – More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history.
Look for the Creative Compassion booth at the Flower, Lawn, & Garden Show this weekend at the Community Complex! I’ll be there Friday & Saturday afternoons. Stop by and say hello! For more info, please see https://www.crossville-chronicle.com/news/lifestyles/flower-lawn-garden-show-returns-april-22-23/article_bbfff76e-9401-11ec-8fc8-f3d1f4d3b4c9.html.
If you have a weather you need programmed just bring it by! I’ll be there after 1:00 each day!
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Friday – Sunday: Mostly sunny & warm.
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon.
Tuesday: Morning showers, then partly to mostly cloudy and cooler. Frost overnight.
Wednesday: Sunny. Chance of frost overnight.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Thunderstorms are likely on Monday. While one or two storms could be on the stronger side, severe weather is not currently expected.
For drought info please follow my link to https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
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
Stonehaus Winery is graciously hosting my first wine and weather class! You don’t even have to be a wine lover to enjoy the fascinating impacts of weather and climate on the grape industry. Refreshments will be served. This fun and informative class is limited to the first 40 who sign up, so be sure and secure your spot today! Sign up today and learn some really cool stuff, while supporting a wonderful local nonprofit! To learn more about 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.
This week’s newsletter will be released today and focuses on the tornado outbreak that affected Tennessee on April 16, 1998. That event produced the only recorded F-5 in Tennessee’s history! Find out what happened when a supercell from that event tracked across Cumberland County…
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/.