“Find out what people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them,” Frederick Douglas.
On This Day
1909- An additional six fatalities and 30 injuries occur shortly after midnight as an F-2 tornado strikes Decherd in Franklin County. Another F-2 tornado hits Cookeville and Algood around 1 AM, and yet another tracks across Fentress, Morgan, and Scott counties killing 1 and injuring 4. This is a continuation from the outbreak that began the previous evening. Interestingly, the supercell that produced the Cookeville and Fentress County tornadoes took a rather similar path the supercell that produced tornadoes in these area on April 3, 1974.
1789 – George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America.
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Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street in Crossville will be hosting a book signing for Rita Reali TODAY (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 due to financial emergencies. We’ve already helped over a dozen families this year. Come by and see us!
This Week’s Hazards
An unsettled pattern evolves by tonight and will be with us through the end of next week. Stay tuned for forecast updates, which could include increasing risks for severe storms in later outlooks. I’ll keep an eye on things!
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with a very slight chance for a shower. Showers become more likely overnight.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a very slight chance for a shower.
Tuesday – Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms could be strong.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
While there are still no indications of a widespread severe weather outbreak in the forecast, there could be locally strong to possibly severe storms from time to time over the coming week. At this time, that threat appears isolated and on the lower end of the threat spectrum. I’ll keep an eye on it!
Severe Weather Safety
MM severe weather safety tips can be found at https://meteorologistmark.com/severe-weather-safety/.
|Mercury||Sat 6:42 am||Sat 9:12 pm||Sat 1:57 pm||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Sat 4:03 am||Sat 3:56 pm||Sat 9:59 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Sat 3:23 am||Sat 2:38 pm||Sat 9:00 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Sat 4:03 am||Sat 3:56 pm||Sat 9:59 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 2:34 am||Sat 1:13 pm||Sat 7:53 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 6:04 am||Sat 7:43 pm||Sat 12:54 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Sat 3:55 am||Sat 3:40 pm||Sat 9:47 am||Very difficult to see|
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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!
This week’s newsletter is about hail. While so many folks fear tornadoes this time of year, the hail threat is nothing to dismiss! Find out how hail forms and what kind of history the plateau has had with hail events. Find out this and more in this week’s MM newsletter, released each Friday by noon at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/! Proceeds from subscriptions go toward supporting the MM kids classes taught monthly at both TCAT Crossville and Roane State Clarkrange.