“More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams,” Amy Grant.
On This Day
2011- An early morning QLCS (quasi-linear convective system, aka squall line) produced widespread damaging winds and at least 23 mainly weak tornadoes across Middle Tennessee around sunrise. One woman is killed in Franklin (Williamson County) after being hit in the head by a fallen tree limb. Two people are injured in an EF-1 tornado in Viola (Warren County) when their mobile home is destroyed.
1865 – Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Wednesday: Sunny. Chance of patchy frost overnight.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Warmer.
Friday: Chance of showers by afternoon or evening.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Even with an increase in storm chances this weekend, the risk for severe weather looks very low. There are certainly no widespread severe weather risks in sight at this point.
The gray-shaded areas represent smoke moving in from the west. This smoke is high enough in the sky to not affect us here at the surface, but it could give the sky a hazy look by the afternoon and evening. Locally, there are three wildfires burning across eastern Kentucky and western Virginia.
You can now purchase tickets to Weather & Wine through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/327368938307!
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 (nonalcoholic). This fun and informative class is limited to the first 40 who sign up, so be sure and secure your spot today and learn some really cool stuff, while supporting a wonderful local nonprofit!
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!
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!