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MM’s Monday Weather Forecast for May 2

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This Week’s Hazards

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Extended Forecast

Monday: Mostly sunny.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms could be strong. Windy, with gusts to 25 mph.

Wednesday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday – Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms could be strong. Windy, with gusts to 20 mph.

Saturday: A chance for showers.

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On This Day

2010- An historic rain event never before witnessed in Middle Tennessee brings record rainfall amounts and widespread flash flooding and river flooding on May 1 and May 2. Nashville sets a new all-time record one-day rainfall with 7.25 inches for a two-day total of 13.57 inches. Rainfall intensity records for 6 hours (5.57″) and 12 hours (7.20″) are also set. The Cumberland River at Nashville floods for the first time in 26 years and posts its highest crest since flood control began, reaching 51.86 feet. Eighteen people were killed in the flooding across Middle Tennessee.

2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.



MercuryMon 6:40 amMon 9:11 pmMon 1:55 pmDifficult to see
VenusMon 4:01 amMon 3:59 pmMon 10:00 amGood visibility
MarsMon 3:19 amMon 2:37 pmMon 8:58 amAverage visibility
JupiterMon 3:56 amMon 3:50 pmMon 9:53 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 2:27 amMon 1:05 pmMon 7:46 amAverage visibility
UranusMon 5:57 amMon 7:36 pmMon 12:46 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 3:47 amMon 3:32 pmMon 9:40 amVery difficult to see

Drought Data 

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Creative Compassion

You can now purchase tickets to Weather & Wine through Eventbrite at!

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! Proceeds from subscriptions go toward supporting the MM kids classes taught monthly at both TCAT Crossville and Roane State Clarkrange.

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