A Return to Sunny Days
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Monday – Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer each day!
Saturday: Clouds thicken up. Showers after dark.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1987 – A powerful storm produced severe thunderstorms in Louisiana and Mississippi early in the day. About mid morning a monstrous tornado touched down near Moselle, Mississippi and grew to a width of two miles as it passed near Laurel, Mississippi. The tornado traveled a distance of 40 miles killing six persons, injuring 350 others, and causing 28.5 million dollars damage. The tornado swept homes right off their foundations, and tossed eighteen wheel trucks about like toys. Strong straight line winds associated with the powerful storm system gusted to 70 mph at Jonesboro, Arkansas and Carbondale, Illinois.
2012 – The first confirmed February tornado in Nebraska state history struck Lincoln and Logan Counties shortly after 4PM. The EF-0 tornado was on the ground intermittently for up to six minutes and traveled 3 miles before dissipating in southwest Logan County. The path of the tornado was over open rangeland and cropland where limited damage occurred. Patches of snow were still on the ground at the time.
19 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. 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 books are $15 for the first three and $20 for the fourth. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
The goal to buy 12 tablets for my kids MM classes has been met…. and just in time for my birthday!!! Thanks to generous donations (THANK YOU!) and a grant from Volunteer Electric (THANK YOU!), we raised enough money for the 12 tablets!!! How awesome is that!?
The last MM class was postponed due to weather. That class has been rescheduled for March 10.
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. This week’s newsletter focuses on the sound of thunder and what determines how loud or long-lasting it is. It’s an interesting thought, for sure!
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 future generations. Please 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. Representatives from the TWRA have also been invited.
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!
And if you or someone you know needs a high school diploma, just let me know and I’ll help you get that degree! Contact me or someone at the adult education center today to get the diploma you’ve always wanted! http://www.pcsstn.com/home