March Winds of Change Begin to Blow
MM’s Wx Vlog
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Be sure and come out and see us at the Art Circle Public Library today between 12:30 and 3:30! Local author Rita M. Reali will be there signing and selling her books, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Creative Compassion, Inc. I’ll be there, as well. We’ll have refreshments, good company, and good conversation! Come out and see us in the Community Room. We’d love to see ya there!
Creative benefits mainly local low-income residents with various housing needs, including rent, utility, or mortgage assistance. Anyone can encounter a time when they need a hand up and Creative is here to help in any way we can! This year alone we’ve helped 12 families with rent/mortgage/utility assistance who have encountered loss of work mainly due to sickness. With donations from fundraisers like this, we’ll be able to help even more folks, including our veterans and elderly residents who need our help. For more info on our organization, please see https://ccihomes.org/ and/or let me know if you have any questions or fundraising ideas!
(Books are $15/each, with the exception of Second Chances. That book sells for $20)
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Windy.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a chance for a few afternoon/evening showers. Windy.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Windy. Some storms could be strong.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in the slight risk for severe storms for Monday afternoon/evening.
On This Day in Wx History
1955- Middle Tennessee is hit by two tornadoes. An F-1 in Carthage injures three. An F-2 touches down in southeast Wilson County, and skips for 20 miles, crossing into DeKalb County, hitting Alexandria and Temperance Hall. There are no injuries reported.
1960- Temperature dips to -2 at Crossville setting a new record for the month.
14 Days Until Spring
Almanac for Yesterday
Thanks to generous donations (THANK YOU!) and a grant from Volunteer Electric (THANK YOU!), we raised enough money for tablets for my Meteorologist Mark classes for kids!!! How awesome is that!? In addition to the hands-on activities that we do, these tablets will even further enhance the learning experience!
The last MM class was postponed due to weather. That class has been rescheduled for March 24.
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 will be there to answer questions. Many of these folks are driving in from Nashville.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get everyone to communicating, which is something that has been lacking for too many years.
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