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Thursday: Rain likely. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. Flood watches are in effect today.
Tonight: A wintry mix begins developing after dark. Be safe.
Friday: A light wintry mix in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy and cold.
Saturday – Tuesday: Mostly sunny.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Please be safe if you’re out driving today and encounter heavier rainfall. Flash flooding could occur with heavier rainfall, which can lead to dangerous driving conditions. Remember to never drive across a flooded roadway, especially if you can see that the water is moving.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
My recommendation is to be home safe and sound by dark. The transition to a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain, and snow is expected to begin by 8:00 pm, but these types of events tend to speed up for us at night. So, I’d plan to be home by dark or as soon thereafter as possible. Impacts to trees and powerlines looks very low with this icing event, but impacts to roadways could be quite high.
On This Day in Wx History
1998- Snowstorm brings treacherous driving conditions, school closures, and widespread power outages to the Cumberland Plateau. Interstate 40 is closed at Monterey for 18 hours due to the heavy snow. Traffic is backed up for 13 miles. Winds gust to 50 mph at times during the snowstorm. Approximately 100,000 electric customers lose power. TEMA reports damages of about $5 million. (This is the subject of this week’s newsletter at meteorologistmarkpro).
Almanac for Yesterday
The next MM kids class will be in February. Class is FREE. If you would like to be added to the email list for class notifications just send me an email to email@example.com.
An adults class will also be offered next month at TCAT to discuss the severe weather we’ve had this winter. The class is free but any donation goes toward my monthly class for kids at TCAT. Right now I’m raising money to buy tablets for the classes. These tablets will allow students to hold animated weather and space events right in their hands! I have raised $400 thus far, with another $1600 needed.
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The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. This week’s latest map is seen below.
On Tuesday, the plateau had a deficit in rainfall for the first time this year. That has already changed and after today we won’t worry about rainfall deficits again for a very long time.
For much more drought info, please follow my link to https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
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