A Lovely Valentine’s Day
“When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which you can never be sure.” – Hoffman
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Monday: Mostly sunny. A bit warmer.
Tuesday -Wednesday: Mostly sunny & warmer. Winds picking up.
Thursday: Rain & thunderstorms. Some of the rainfall could be heavy.
Friday: Mostly sunny & colder.
Saturday: Mostly sunny & warmer.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The tornado threat for Thursday is shown below. That threat should stay well to our southwest. Our main threat would likely be from a damaging wind gust from a thunderstorm. I’ll continue to monitor closely.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1989 – While “Valentine’s Day” was a soggy one in the Ohio Valley and the Tennessee Valley, unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Seventeen cities reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 70s and 80s.
2004 – Dallas receives 3 inches of snow, wreaking havoc with Valentine’s Day flower deliveries. The greatest snowfall since 1978 caused numerous traffic accidents, power outages and flight cancellations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
33 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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I’m currently raising money for tablets for my kids classes at TCAT. I have applied for a grant, so stay tuned for how that goes. To date, I have raised $745 for those tablets. The total cost of the tablets is $2,580.00. I applied for $1,300 in grants from VEC. Stay tuned! And a HUGE thank you to all who have given and to all who subscribe to my newsletter! Those funds make these classes possible!
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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. Please help us fight to save our hardwoods for present and future generations.
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!