“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,” Mark Twain.
On This Day
1909 – The deadliest tornado outbreak ever in Middle Tennessee hits from the evening hours on April 29 into the early morning hours on April 30, killing 62 people. An F-4 tornado hits Giles and Lincoln Counties, killing 31, and injuring 70. It is the 2nd deadliest tornado ever to strike Middle Tennessee. In Bee Spring alone, 22 persons are killed. An F-3 tornado strikes Hickman and Williamson Counties, killing 17, and injuring 43. About 75 homes are damaged or destroyed at Centerville, and losses total over $100,000. 4 people are killed by an F-3 tornado east of Clarksville. At least 12 tornadoes strike Middle Tennessee.
1862 – New Orleans falls to Union forces during US Civil War
I’ll be at South Fentress this morning talking to about 70 Fifth graders about weather and what I do! I look forward to meeting them!
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Friday: Partly cloudy, with just a slight chance for an isolated shower or sprinkle.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a very slight chance for a shower.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a very slight chance for a shower.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
While there are still no indications of a widespread severe weather outbreak in the forecast, Sunday and Tuesday look to be the days with the greatest risk for a strong or severe storm, though that risk continues to look low. I’ll keep an eye on that!
Severe Weather Safety
MM severe weather safety tips can be found at https://meteorologistmark.com/severe-weather-safety/.
|Mercury||Fri 6:43 am||Fri 9:11 pm||Fri 1:57 pm||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Fri 4:03 am||Fri 3:55 pm||Fri 9:59 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Fri 3:25 am||Fri 2:38 pm||Fri 9:02 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Fri 4:06 am||Fri 3:59 pm||Fri 10:03 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Fri 2:38 am||Fri 1:16 pm||Fri 7:57 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Fri 6:08 am||Fri 7:47 pm||Fri 12:57 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Fri 3:59 am||Fri 3:44 pm||Fri 9:51 am||Very difficult to see|
The drought map is updated each Thursday! For more drought info please see https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
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!