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Clarksville-Montgomery County to experience temperatures in the low teens starting Tuesday, January 21st
Clarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports another arctic blast to surge south across Clarksville-Montgomery County. An arctic cold front will move through the mid state on Tuesday bringing a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures to Middle Tennessee.
Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing across much of the mid state for up to 5 days from Tuesday through Saturday.
Lows in the single digits and teens are expected each day with highs only reaching the 20s and 30s. The low Thursday night is expected to be around 9°F.Gusty winds will make it feel even colder at times With wind chills down to near zero by Thursday and Friday.
In addition to the cold, some light snow showers and flurries are expected on Tuesday as the arctic cold front moves across the region. Little or no snow accumulation is anticipated although portions of the upper Cumberland Region could see up to a half inch of snow.
Preparations should be made for this upcoming long duration of subfreezing temperatures.
Counties Affected Are
Bedford County, Benton County, Cannon County, Cheatham County, Clay County, Coffee County, Cumberland County, Davidson County, De Kalb County, Dickson County, Fentress County, Giles County, Grundy County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Jackson County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Macon County, Marshall County, Maury County, Montgomery County, Overton County, Perry County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Smith County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Van Buren County, Warren County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.
Prolonged exposure to this kind of cold is extremely dangerous and should be taken very seriously. Ensure that the elderly, pets, and water pipes are properly protected.
Those venturing outdoors should dress warmly, limit their time outdoors. People who must travel should be prepared for the cold conditions with extra clothing and blankets.
For up to the minute weather information, visit Discover Clarksville’s Weather Forecast.
Clarksville Gas and Water Precautions for Cold Weather
Extreme cold temperatures are in the forecast and the Clarksville Gas and Water Department wishes to share a few important cold weather precautions that may be helpful to protect household water pipes from freezing.
Cold Weather Precautions
Please keep in mind that Gas and Water service technicians cannot repair household water leaks, customer lateral line leaks or repair natural gas appliances. Please call a licensed plumber for those repairs.
What to do if you smell natural gas?
Natural gas is a safe, reliable and efficient energy source we especially enjoy during cold temperatures for heating, but it’s important to be attentive to how your natural gas appliances are performing. If you detect a strong odor of natural gas, take the following steps for safety.
Please call the Clarksville Gas and Water office to report a water leak or if you detect a strong natural gas odor at 931.645.7400 during normal business hours, 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday or 931.645.0116 after hours, 4:30pm-8:00am, Monday-Friday and weekends and holidays.
American Red Cross Tips for Cold Weather
Nashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.
To stay safe during this dangerous weather, follow these steps:
Home Fire Risk Increases During Cold Red Cross workers are also responding to numerous home fires across the country. During extremely cold weather, the risk for a fire in someone’s home can increase.
To avoid fire danger, you should remember the following:
The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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