The spring is fresh and fearless / And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight / The lilac brimmed with dew.
Here in the moving shadows / I catch my breath and sing—
My heart is fresh and fearless / And over-brimmed with spring.
“May Night” by Sara Teasdale
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Saturday: Scattered showers and cooler. Breezy.
Sunday: Mostly sunny & pleasant.
Monday – Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warming up.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and continued warm.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
No hazardous weather in sight!
On This Day
1832- What is described as a “hurricane” (most likely a tornado), strikes downtown Murfreesboro. The roof of the new courthouse is blown off while a carpenter is at work on the upper story of the building. He springs from a window and is badly hurt.
1945 – World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims
The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. This is the latest map!
For more drought info please see https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/
Please note that the meteor storm on the 30-31 is quite uncertain. Still, astronomers invite us to look for this event because it could be quite remarkable!
Clouds may affect the view tonight but night skies are looking clear for much of next week! Get ready to stargaze!
|Mercury||Sat 6:31 am||Sat 9:00 pm||Sat 1:46 pm||Difficult to see|
|Venus||Sat 3:56 am||Sat 4:07 pm||Sat 10:01 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Sat 3:10 am||Sat 2:36 pm||Sat 8:53 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Sat 3:39 am||Sat 3:36 pm||Sat 9:37 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 2:08 am||Sat 12:47 pm||Sat 7:27 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 5:38 am||Sat 7:18 pm||Sat 12:28 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Sat 3:28 am||Sat 3:13 pm||Sat 9:20 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! You can also come by the office or mail a check to Creative Compassion at 20 Penny Lane (Crossville, 38555) and buy a ticket.
Stonehaus Winery is graciously hosting this unique class! You don’t have to be a wine drinker to appreciated the fascinating impacts of weather and climate on this industry. This fun and informative class has limited seating, so be sure and secure your spot today! We will serve refreshments.
Proceeds benefit Creative Compassion and our mission to help folks who are struggling to make ends meet due to a financial emergency. This is a fun way to support a wonderful local nonprofit and to help folks in need in our community!
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 a historic tornado event that affected the plateau 89 years ago! That event left scars that remain across certain communities even today. 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.