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MM’s Thursday Weather Forecast for March 3

Spring-like Weather Continues 

MM’s Wx Vlog 

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Noon Forecast

48-Hour Forecast 

Extended Forecast 

Thursday: Mostly sunny and warm

Friday: Partly cloudy.

Saturday: Clouds thicken up. Windy.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for a few showers. Windy.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Windy.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler.


MM’s Severe Wx Concerns 

Monday would be the most likely day for severe weather during this forecast period. However, there are currently no clear signals for that kind of weather. I’ll monitor this closely.  

On This Day in Wx History 

On March 3, 2020…The first tornado to strike the down Nashville
loop since 2000 began at 12:32 AM and remained on the ground until
1:35 AM. An EF-3 tornado struck Davidson, Wilson, and Smith counties
leading to widespread damage, causing 5 deaths, and 220 injuries. The
60.13 mile path length of this tornado is the longest in Middle
Tennessee since official tornado records began in 1950. Second
longest known path length of any tornado in Middle Tennessee history
going back to the 1800s (longest was 80 miles on May 27, 1917). One
of the longest known tornado paths ever in the state of Tennessee.
Additionally, the deadliest single tornado in Tennessee since 2008,
worst tornado in the Upper Cumberland since 1974, and worst tornado
in Putnam County history began at 2:05 AM. A violent, EF 4, tornado
tracked across western and central Putnam County in the early morning
hours, resulting in numerous destroyed homes, 30-35 of which were
destroyed completely, and caused 87 injuries and 19 fatalities.

16 Days Until Spring

Almanac for Yesterday

Special Announcement

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.

MM News

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 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!

Drought Data

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

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

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 will be there to answer questions.

I’m working on a Facebook page dedicated to saving the Catoosa hardwoods. Stay tuned for that!

Creative Compassion

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 and to check out our new newsletter. Let me know if you have any questions!

Creative Compassion, Inc

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! 

You all have a great day and keep lookin’ up!

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