“Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war,” Ernest Hemingway.
On This Day
1910- Temperature at Nashville drops to 32 — the latest freeze ever. Snowfall measuring 1½” also represents the greatest one-day snowfall for April, and is the latest date for measurable snowfall.
1990 – Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by space shuttle Discovery.
Look for me at Roane State’s open house from 3:00-6:00 this evening! There are unconfirmed reports that Bigfoot will be there……
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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This model simulation runs from 1:00 this afternoon to 11:00 pm tonight. Notice the disorganized nature of the showers and storms as they pass through the region. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but one or two of these storms could produce a damaging wind gust (much like what we see in the summertime with storms).
Monday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon or evening, becoming likely after dark.
Tuesday: Morning showers. Cooler. Frost overnight.
Wednesday: Sunny. Chance of patchy frost overnight.
Thursday – Friday: Mostly sunny & warmer.
Saturday: A chance for spring showers.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The Storm Prediction Center has our area outlined in a MARGINAL RISK for severe storms, which is the lowest of the five risk categories for severe storms. So, while chances for severe storms are very low, they are not zero.
|Mercury||Mon 6:45 am||Mon 9:05 pm||Mon 1:54 pm||Average visibility|
|Venus||Tue 4:06 am||Tue 3:50 pm||Tue 9:58 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Tue 3:31 am||Tue 2:39 pm||Tue 9:05 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Tue 4:16 am||Tue 4:08 pm||Tue 10:12 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Tue 2:49 am||Tue 1:27 pm||Tue 8:08 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Mon 6:23 am||Mon 8:01 pm||Mon 1:12 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Tue 4:10 am||Tue 3:55 pm||Tue 10:03 am||Very difficult to see|
Wildfire Map & Smoke Plumes
Stonehaus Winery is graciously hosting my first wine and weather class! You don’t have to be a wine drinker to enjoy this fun and informative class! Weather and climates impact on the grape industry are quite remarkable. Refreshments will be served in class (nonalcoholic). 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. Stonehaus will offer wine tastings at their tasting bar after class for those who are interested. Some of those wines will feature those discussed in class!
This week’s newsletter 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…
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Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street in Crossville will be hosting a book signing for Rita Reali next 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 and our mission to help folks who have been impacted by financial emergencies. We can help them pay rent, mortgage, or utility bills. We’ve already helped over a dozen families this year. Come by and see us!