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The New Jersey part of the Queen of Hearts passes

This was a really fun group of songwriters that used to frequent the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. I first saw The Queen of Hearts at the late-lamented Swallow In The Hollow in Roswell. If you never got a chance to go, imagine a big rustic mountain cabin with pretty damn good BBQ and live music every night.Everybody in the band wrote songs and they would rotate who would lead and everybody else sang great harmony. BethAnne Clayton was the one from New Jersey and she passed 14 January 2020 at 54.Sounds like the rest of the band were able to gather around her in the hospital for a last round of singing together. I can only imagine the emotion that day. Here's how I found out about it:https://www.ellenbritton.com/blog/2020/2/14/in-memory-of-bethanne-clayton
The band got together in 1999 and it doesn't look like much of anything made it into the new world of streaming but the two albums I have are:Queen of Hearts (2002) with stand-out songs "Treat Me Right" and "Hello,…

Another reason why Atlanta weather forecasts are inaccurate

This was in a long-gone 2005 blog by Jon Richards but it's still relevant:He explains why it didn't get as warm as it was supposed to earlier this week, and why it's so cold todayForecasts Get It Wrong Three Days In a RowFor the last three days, the predicted high temperatures in metro Atlanta haven’t been what they were forecast to be. As detailed here, Monday’s miss was caused by a slow moving warm front. On Tuesday, we were supposed to reach a high of 70 degrees, before retreating to a low in the lower sixties today. Instead, we had a high of 60 Tuesday, and broke 70 degrees for the first time this year on Wednesday.Tuesday’s colder than expected temperatures were caused by a combination of heavy fog in the morning and a mini wedge, where the colder air closer to the ground was overrun by the warmer air approaching from the southwest.Overnight Monday, the skies cleared, and due to Monday’s rain, fog developed close to the ground. As the warmer air approached Tuesday mor…