An Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
I’ll issue a special update later today concerning Friday’s storm chances.
MM’s Wx Vlog
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St Patrick’s Day: Partly cloudy & warm.
Friday: Rain and storms develop. Some storms could be severe. Windy.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy.
Sunday – Monday: Mostly sunny.
Tuesday: Chance showers late in the day.
MM’s Severe Wx Concerns
On This Day in Wx History
1892- Nashville records its greatest one-day snowfall ever, measuring 17″. The snow starts after midnight, and continues until noon. Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America cancel their annual parade. No street cars are running. Morning trains are delayed. And the “arteries of trade” are clogged. Suburban workers have to walk to town. Mailmen don’t leave the post office on their rounds until 10:00 a.m. A freight train from Chattanooga slides off the track at the Winton community, near Murfreesboro, and a passenger train from Memphis due at 7:00 a.m. doesn’t arrives until 2:00 p.m. Riddleton, a few miles northwest of Carthage, receives 18.7″ in what is believed to be the greatest single-day snowfall in Middle Tennessee’s history.
3 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. We are always thankful for TCAT’s support in hosting our classes and for being so good to us!
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 Blizzard of 1993.
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 then released to the public each Thursday at 7:30 a.m. For much more drought info, please follow my link to https://meteorologistmark.com/drought-info/.
Local author Rita Reali has offered a portion of her book sales to go to Creative Compassion! That fundraiser began March 4th and continues through June 4th. To purchase a book just go to https://www.amazon.com/Rita-M.-Reali/e/B08CCC355N?fbclid=IwAR3_Dxr1GgOMOzX8XLwU4r2VYRpN_0xACQ5tomsWnxJyFPZxnUgcbLHcPk0.
Our next book signing event will be Saturday, April 30 at GrinderHouse Coffee on Main Street in Crossville. Come out and visit us between 11:00-1:00! We sure would love to see ya!
I’m proud to be the Deputy Director of Creative because 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! Since January 1st we’ve helped 12 families with rent/mortgage/utility assistance who have encountered loss of work mainly due to sickness. We can help with these needs even if you are not considered “low-income” because we know anyone can fall on hard times because of sickness or a death in the family.
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 or to give (any amount is appreciated!), please see https://ccihomes.org/ and/or let me know if you have any questions or fundraising ideas!
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