“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances,” Aristotle.
On This Day
1999 – On May 3, 1999, an unusual confluence of atmospheric conditions in Oklahoma spawned dozens of tornadoes that swept across the state in an hours-long parade of destruction. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed, and 19 counties became disaster areas. The worst toll was in human lives: 44 dead, including three children. Hundreds more were injured. (Note: I was out there two weeks later and this was the most extreme damage I had ever seen and remains some of the most extreme I have ever seen.)
1937 – Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind”.
This Week’s Hazards
There continue to be no clear signs of significant severe weather threats. I’ll keep an eye on it! I will do a special update later this evening, or as needed, to give you the latest information.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Tuesday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms, becoming more likely after dark. A few storms could be strong. Windy, with gusts to 25 mph throughout the day and night.
Wednesday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms. Most of us should stay dry.
Thursday: A chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely. A few storms could be strong. Windy, with gusts to 20 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mostly sunny.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Severe Weather Safety
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|Mercury||Tue 6:39 am||Tue 9:10 pm||Tue 1:54 pm||Difficult to see|
|Venus||Tue 4:00 am||Tue 4:01 pm||Tue 10:00 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Tue 3:17 am||Tue 2:37 pm||Tue 8:57 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Tue 3:53 am||Tue 3:48 pm||Tue 9:50 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Tue 2:23 am||Tue 1:02 pm||Tue 7:42 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Tue 5:53 am||Tue 7:32 pm||Tue 12:43 pm||Very close to Sun, not visible|
|Neptune||Tue 3:43 am||Tue 3:28 pm||Tue 9:36 am||Very difficult to see|
MM News & Creative Compassion
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.