A Return to the Feel of Winter
MM’s Wx Vlog
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I visited the very smart kiddos in Kindergarten at both South Cumberland and Stone Elementary schools on Friday! Both schools were awesome and I can’t wait to be invited back again!
Saturday: Slight chance for a shower. Chance for snow flurries overnight.
Sunday: Becoming partly sunny. colder.
Monday: Mostly sunny and chilly.
Tuesday -Wednesday: Mostly sunny & warmer. Winds picking up.
Thursday: Showers & thunderstorms.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
Strong to severe thunderstorms may threaten the area on Thursday. Current guidance indicates a storm track that could bring a spring-like airmass into our neck of the woods, which could lead to spring-like storms. I’m monitoring closely.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1958 – Snow blanketed northern Florida, with Tallahassee reporting a record 2.8 inches. A ship in the Gulf of Mexico, 25 miles south of Fort Morgan, Alabama, reported zero visibility in heavy snow on the afternoon of the 12th.
1960 – A snowstorm in the Deep South produced more than a foot of snow in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
35 Days Until Spring
Almanac for Yesterday
The next MM kids class will be Thursday, February 17th at 4:30 at TCAT. Class is FREE. (Note: Class is full but there is a waiting list.) This hour-long class focuses on staying safe in high winds. With severe weather season upon us, it’s a good time to think about how to stay safe when bad storms threaten. We’ll review our severe weather safety tips and then the kids will construct a home they feel can stand up to Mother Nature’s worst. We’ll then put those homes to the test and discuss why certain ideas worked and why other ideas may fail. Come ready to learn and ready to build! All materials are supplied by MM.
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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/.
Saving our Hardwoods
To learn more about the fight to save the hardwoods from being deforested on Catoosa, please see https://meteorologistmark.com/save-the-hardwoods/. Legislation is being considered that would prevent TWRA from directly profiting from the timber cutting, which would likely discourage them from further deforesting.
Keep in mind that Creative is ready to help with low-housing needs as best we can. We can help you secure a mortgage and we can help with home repairs. We even have assistance available to help with utility bills and/or rent. Please see our website for more info at https://ccihomes.org/ and to check out our new newsletter. Let me know if you have any questions!