Brrrrr… my heater has been running nonstop since Wednesday. I have it set on 75 in my apartment and the thermometer reads 66. Heaters in Memphis simply are not built for long periods of under-20-degree weather.
Keep an eye on the Super-Regional Radar on MemphisWeather.net as the frozen precip approaches today. As I write this (6:25 AM Sunday). Tulsa is getting pounded with snow. Springfield, MO is about to. Sleet in Nacogdoches in East Texas. I don’t see how this possibly misses us. The MWN forecast has the sleet getting here after 3 this afternoon. That could mess up some Valentine’s Day dates.
The Memphis Tigers’ February 18 game vs. Wichita State has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases in the Memphis basketball program. This stems from a February 10 positive test. With a recommended 14-day quarantine by the NCAA, more games could be in jeopardy.
The Daily Memphian has a look at new Downtown shuttle service Groove on Demand as it asks if on-demand transportation is the wave of the future.
The Grizzlies play the Sacramento Kings tonight at 9.
Since this is kind of a short post today, I’ll throw in a bonus. Here’s a link to one of my most popular articles on Medium, How to Stare Down Uncertainty and Win. In this week of cold and COVID, it might help. Normally you have to pay to read Medium articles but this is a “friend link” that’ll get you around the paywall. I published it on February 4, and a few days later it got picked up by Curious, an online magazine that uses Medium as its publishing platform.
If you’re on Twitter, follow @memphisweather1 if you don’t already. They’ll keep you informed with the latest on the approaching winter storm…
… Just because I like to torture myself, does the Weather Channel still give these things names?
Yep. Uri. Stupid name, but appropriate, since naming winter storms is a stupid idea.
Back tomorrow with more news. Or maybe later today, because, what else do I have to do?