A Short Break Between Rains
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Wednesday: Morning showers, then mostly cloudy.
Thursday: Rain likely. Rain could be heavy at times.
Friday: Morning showers, then mostly cloudy.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy.
Sunday: Chance for rain and snow.
Monday: Mostly sunny!
MM’s Wx Concerns
There are indications that winds could become gusty Thursday night. With soils so saturated, we need to be leery of shallow-rooted trees. These trees could fall and lead to some power outages. I’ll keep a close eye on this situation, but I wanted to make you aware of this concern.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1936 – A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.
1802 – A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod.
24 Days Until Spring
Almanac for Yesterday
Local Author Rita Reali has graciously offered a portion of her book sales to Creative Compassion! To meet the author and get a signed copy of her book(s), mark your calendar for Saturday, March 5 at 12:30. Rita will be at the Art Circle Public Library in the Community Room from 12:30 -3:00. Meteorologist Mark will be there, too! (ha) Come on out for some light refreshments and riveting conversation!
The goal to buy 12 tablets for my kids MM classes has almost been met!!! Thanks to some generous donations (THANK YOU!), as well as a grant, I think we’ll have the money by the end of this month! How awesome is this?!
Weekly newsletter subscription proceeds go toward supporting my education outreach, primarily including the monthly class for kids that I teach at TCAT. Try a free sample at https://meteorologistmarkpro.com/ and go to the “Free Sample” link. Subs are only $5 per month or discounted at $50 a year. Each week’s newsletter primarily focuses on the weather of the plateau. Find out why subscribers are raving on their new weather newsletters!
This week’s newsletter focuses on the tornado outbreak in TN on February 21, 1993 (Cumberland County was hit too!). Then, the blizzard came just weeks later! What a wild ride that was! I talk all about how it all happened in this week’s letter.
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. For much more drought info, please follow my link to https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
Saving our Hardwoods
Please help us work to save the hardwoods in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area for present and future generations. Will you consider signing the petition to save our hardwoods from being harvested at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflavN4JIaw4nN18fYF3-pw9GMYYo2-D5D5Di6kB0hF7uF1SQ/viewform.
An informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at 6:00 pm at the Community Complex. Marvin Bullock from the White County Chamber of Commerce will give a very helpful presentation on how to make your voices heard. His work to save the Bridgestone-Firestone Wilderness area of White County has given him a wealth of information to share that we can apply to the work to stop clear-cutting on Catoosa. Representatives from the TWRA have also been invited via email and certified letter.
I’m working on a Facebook page dedicated to saving the Catoosa hardwoods. Stay tuned for that!
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!
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