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MM’s Wednesday Weather Forecast for May 11

” I gotta go Julia, we got cows,” Melissa, Twister.

This week marks the 26th anniversary of the movie release of Twister!


There will be a fundraiser for the Young Marines on Saturday at Lake Tansi at 2:00! Come out if you can! There’ll be food, fun, and auctions. For more info, please see

This Week’s Hazards

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Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Clouds and sun, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms.

Thursday: Summer-like. Mostly sunny and continued warm. Likely the warmest day so far this season!

Friday: Clouds and sun, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms.

Saturday – Sunday: Scattered showers and storms. (Stay tuned for changes to this forecast)

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a chance for showers and storms.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns  

Because of increased risks for storms, the severe threat can’t be zero. Nevertheless, there are no indications of any widespread severe weather events. Just keep in mind that any storm that forms this time of year can be locally strong.

On This Day

2003- A pre-dawn severe weather outbreak produces six tornadoes across the Nashville metropolitan area between 2am and 4am CDT. One F-3 tornado tracks 20 miles across Williamson County, ending just northeast of downtown Franklin. One woman is injured in a demolished 3-story home on Old Hillsboro Road. Another F-3 tornado causes severe damage in Walterhill (Rutherford County).

1812 – The Waltz is introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.


Drought Data

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MercuryWed 6:19 amWed 8:43 pmWed 1:32 pmVery difficult to see
VenusWed 3:53 amWed 4:13 pmWed 10:03 amGood visibility
MarsWed 3:02 amWed 2:35 pmWed 8:48 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 3:25 amWed 3:24 pmWed 9:24 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 1:53 amWed 12:32 pmWed 7:12 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 5:23 amWed 7:03 pmWed 12:13 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 3:12 amWed 2:58 pmWed 9:05 amVery difficult to see

MM News

There are still some seats left! I also now have some fun hands-on learning activities for us to do!

You can now purchase tickets to Weather & Wine through Eventbrite at! You can also come by the office or mail a check to Creative Compassion at 20 Penny Lane (Crossville, 38555) and buy a ticket. Let me know if you have any questions about purchasing tickets! Tickets are $25. You can also email me at and let me know that you’ll be paying at the door.

I have a fun class planned, complete with some experiments!

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

MM Classes

The next MM kids class will be at the Clarkrange Roane State Campus on May 19. This will be the first MM class in Fentress County! That class is almost full! To learn more about the class and to register, please visit

Classes for the Crossville campus at TCAT will now be every third Wednesday of each month. That class will start at 4:00 p.m. To register for this month’s class just go to

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