“An eclipse is one phenomenon that is actually more impressive from the ground,” Leroy Chiao.
Each year, the National Hurricane Center begins their advisories and updates on the 15th of May. Until a few years ago, they waited until June1 for this. With more and more activity in the month of May, the center was forced to begin updates sooner. There has been talk of moving the start of hurricane season to May 15th, and this is likely a step in that direction. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Please see the Astronomy section below for info concerning the total lunar eclipse for tonight.
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 planned for today.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Sunday: A slight chance for a shower or storm, with scattered showers and storms by afternoon and evening.
Sunday Night: Scattered showers and storms.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for showers and storms, especially the first half of the day.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy.
Wednesday – Thursday: Chance showers and storms.
Friday: Partly cloudy.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The severe threat is low but not zero for today and tonight. Just keep in mind that any storm that forms this time of year can be locally strong, or even briefly severe. Beyond today the risk continues to look low.
Severe Weather Safety
On This Day
1901- Clarksville’s 30 degrees is the latest freeze ever recorded there, as well as the coldest temperature every observed in May.
1994- A man is killed by a lightning strike while trying to park his tractor-semitrailer near his home in Pleasant View (Cheatham County).
1869 – National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
The drought data is updated each Thursday morning. For even more drought info, please visit my link at
For drought info please see https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
The lunar eclipse is tonight! If you miss it you’ll have to wait until November for the next one, although that one will only be a partial eclipse for our area.
|Global Event:||Total Lunar Eclipse|
|Local Type:||Total Lunar Eclipse, in City of Crossville|
|Begins:||Sun, May 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm|
|Maximum:||Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm 1.413 Magnitude|
|Ends:||Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:50 am|
|Duration:||5 hours, 19 minutes|
Planets to look up for tonight
|Mercury||Sun 6:05 am||Sun 8:20 pm||Sun 1:13 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Venus||Sun 3:49 am||Sun 4:19 pm||Sun 10:04 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Mon 2:52 am||Mon 2:33 pm||Mon 8:42 am||Average visibility|
|Jupiter||Sun 3:11 am||Sun 3:12 pm||Sun 9:11 am||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Mon 1:34 am||Mon 12:13 pm||Mon 6:53 am||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sun 5:08 am||Sun 6:48 pm||Sun 11:58 am||Extremely difficult to see|
|Neptune||Mon 2:53 am||Mon 2:39 pm||Mon 8:46 am||Very difficult to see|
The latest newsletter was released Friday, as it is each and every Friday! 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 about this and more 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 now full.
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