MM’s Wx Vlog
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Monday: Showers and thunderstorms are likely. Windy. Some storms could be strong.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cooler.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild.
Friday: Chance PM showers.
Saturday: Chance light snow or snow flurries. Cold.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
This is a simulated radar that begins at 8:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. The simulation begins with the line of storms moving through Nashville and then moves in one-hour increments to 1:00 pm.
The Storm Prediction Center continues to outline our area in a slight risk for severe weather for today.
MM’s Winter Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1863- The Fayetteville Observer reports on March 12 that “We are informed that Shelbyville was visited by another hurricane on last Saturday [7th] night, which blew down the Baptist Church, the Depot, Telegraph Office, besides other buildings. One person is said to have been killed. We have no other particulars.”
1717 – The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end. Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston, Massachusetts, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around Dorchester, Massachusetts.
1990 – A major ice storm left much of Iowa under a thick coat of ice. It was the worst ice storm in at least twenty-five years for Iowa, perhaps the worst of the century. Up to two inches of ice coated much of western and central Iowa, with three inches reported in Crawford County and Carroll County. As much as five inches of ice was reported on some electrical lines. The ice downed 78 towers in a 17-mile stretch of a high voltage feeder near Boone costing three electric utilities fifteen million dollars. Damage to trees was incredible, and clean-up costs alone ran into the millions. Total damage from the storm was more than fifty million dollars.
12 Days Until Spring
Almanac for Yesterday
Thanks to generous donations and a grant from Volunteer Electric, 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! Thank you all so very much!
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 will focus on the reason for March being such a windy month. Stay tuned for that!
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 preserve the beauty of the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area. Please consider signing the petition to save the hardwoods there 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.
We had a wonderful time yesterday at the Art Circle Public Library yesterday! Local author Rita Reali has offered a portion of her book sales to go to Creative Compassion! That fundraiser began Saturday and continues
for the next three months! It was so nice to meet those of you who came. We raised nearly $70 with this first day of fundraising, which will be so helpful to a family in need of our help! To purchase a book, just go to https://www.amazon.com/Rita-M.-Reali/e/B08CCC355N?fbclid=IwAR3_Dxr1GgOMOzX8XLwU4r2VYRpN_0xACQ5tomsWnxJyFPZxnUgcbLHcPk0.
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 the help of donations, 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!
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