“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some,” Charles Dickens.
I have to give a huge and great big shout-out to Stonehaus Winery for hosting my Weather & Wine class Friday evening! They were absolute rock stars. If you pay them a visit please thank them for helping me help Creative Compassion raise money for our program to help folks who are facing financial emergencies. We had a wonderful time, raised money for Creative, and I could not have asked for things to go better! It was an absolute pleasure. If you missed this one don’t despair! We will definitely be doing this again! (I’ll have pics in a later post!)
This Week’s Hazards
Widespread severe weather is not expected throughout this period, but any storm that develops could produce small hail, gusty winds, lightning, and heavy rainfall. Have an indoor back-up plan for any outdoor event this weekend.
The Young Marines will be having a fundraiser and auction at the Tansi Fire Department today at 2:00 pm. They will have an afternoon of auctions, live entertainment, and a bake sale. There will be hotdogs, drinks, and chips available for $5 and auctioned items include local services and attraction tickets.
Call 931-456-8589 for more information.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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This simulation begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 pm. Please don’t focus on the exact location of simulated showers and storms, just not the general trend. Models have trended a bit drier with Saturday morning but showing scattered storms by afternoon. This is similar to what we received Friday, but coverage should be a bit more.
Saturday: Scattered showers and storms, especially in the afternoon.
Sunday: A slight chance for a shower or storm.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy.
Wednesday – Thursday: Chance showers and storms.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The severe threat is low but not zero for the next few days. Thankfully, 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.
Severe Weather Safety
On This Day
1834- A “very severe tornado” strikes Florence, Alabama, then crosses into Tennessee and causes much damage in Pulaski, carrying away fences and houses and doing great damage to plantations.
1787 – Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution.
The drought data is updated each Thursday morning. For even more drought info, please visit my link at
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The lunar eclipse is Sunday night! I’ll have much more info about that in tomorrow’s blog! Stay tuned!
|Mercury||Sat 6:09 am||Sat 8:26 pm||Sat 1:18 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Venus||Sat 3:50 am||Sat 4:18 pm||Sat 10:04 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Sat 2:56 am||Sat 2:34 pm||Sat 8:44 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Sat 3:15 am||Sat 3:15 pm||Sat 9:15 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 1:41 am||Sat 12:21 pm||Sat 7:01 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 5:12 am||Sat 6:52 pm||Sat 12:02 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Sat 3:01 am||Sat 2:47 pm||Sat 8:54 am||Very difficult to see|
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