“Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother,” Voltaire.
The first Weather & Wine fundraiser class is this evening at 5:00! We’ll learn some really cool stuff about the grape industry and the impact of both weather and climate on that industry. We’ll even do a couple experiments! There’s still some room for a few more folks, so just let me know if you’d like to attend! More info can be found farther down this page.
Also, my MM kids class at TCAT has several seats open this month. That class is Wednesday at 4:00. This would be a great time for a kid to try an MM class! More details farther down in the blog.
This Week’s Hazards
Wile there are no widespread severe weather threats in sight, anyone with outdoor plans this weekend should be aware that any storm that does develop could become locally strong to even severe, with damaging winds being the main threat.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Friday: Clouds and sun, with a chance for mainly afternoon showers and storms.
Saturday – Sunday: Scattered showers and storms.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, with a chance for showers and storms.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy.
Wednesday: Chance showers and storms.
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, or even briefly severe.
On This Day
1999- At Crab Orchard, marble to golfball-size hail covers the ground 3″ deep on I-40. Over a half dozen wreckers are sent to clear the accidents on the interstate. Traffic is backed up for 12 miles to the Roane County line. There are four injuries. Snow plows are used to clear the hail off the interstate. Hailstones measure 7″ deep at one residence.
1964 – Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies.
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|Mercury||Fri 6:12 am||Fri 8:32 pm||Fri 1:23 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Venus||Fri 3:51 am||Fri 4:16 pm||Fri 10:03 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Fri 2:58 am||Fri 2:34 pm||Fri 8:46 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Fri 3:18 am||Fri 3:18 pm||Fri 9:18 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Fri 1:45 am||Fri 12:24 pm||Fri 7:05 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Fri 5:15 am||Fri 6:56 pm||Fri 12:06 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Fri 3:05 am||Fri 2:50 pm||Fri 8:57 am||Very difficult to see|
I am SO EXCITED to be teaching this unique, one-of-a-kind fundraiser class this evening! There are still some seats left in tonight’s class!
You can now purchase tickets to Weather & Wine through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/327368938307 or just let me know you’re coming and pay at the door! Tickets are only $25.
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 be discussed in class!
The latest newsletter comes out today! This newsletter focuses on the violent tornado that struck the Tansi community in May of 1995. That was a phenomenal storm that, after many quiet years, reminded us of our vulnerability to severe weather. 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.
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lqgIEMbfCRtRKdHNIuDzdMcNOAPXwTb53ujYUpZPp-4/edit
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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoWowC2e5wpuu1cqDp2SQBcWwoCpYzhHzqxbOjThznSL7gug/viewform