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MM’s Thursday Weather Forecast for May 12

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid,” Albert Camus.

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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

There are still some seats left for my Weather & Wine class for tomorrow evening at 5:00 at Stonehaus! Come learn about the fascinating impacts of weather and climate on grapes and the industries they support! We’ll even do some experiments! Proceeds from the class support Creative Compassion’s mission to help folks facing financial emergencies. More info can be found farther down in this blog.

There are still seats available for my MM kids classes this month at both TCAT Crossville and Roane State Clarkrange! More info below in the blog.

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Extended Forecast

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: Scattered showers and storms.

Sunday – Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for showers and storms.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy.

MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

Because of increased risks for storms, the severe threat can’t be zero for most days in the extended forecast. 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

1934 – A dust storm darkened skies from Oklahoma to the Atlantic coast. 

1841 – Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world’s first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.


Drought Data  

The drought data is updated each Thursday morning. For even more drought info, please visit my link at
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MercuryThu 6:16 amThu 8:38 pmThu 1:27 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 3:52 amThu 4:15 pmThu 10:03 amGood visibility
MarsThu 3:00 amThu 2:34 pmThu 8:47 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 3:22 amThu 3:21 pmThu 9:21 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 1:49 amThu 12:28 pmThu 7:08 amAverage visibility
UranusThu 5:19 amThu 6:59 pmThu 12:09 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 3:08 amThu 2:54 pmThu 9:01 amVery difficult to see

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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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