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Plunging Temperatures Have Tennessee Strawberry Farmers Covering Crops

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee’s eagerly-anticipated strawberry season is a month away, but the frigid weekend forecast has many growers watching the weather and covering their crops.

Some areas of the state will experience temperatures dipping into the 20s. Tennessee strawberry growers are accustomed to cold snaps and say they are prepared to keep this year’s crop on target without significant damage.

Tennessee strawberry growers cover planets to protect them from cold temperatures.

Tennessee strawberry growers cover planets to protect them from cold temperatures.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School to open One Hour Late for Thursday and Friday

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has announced that because of continued frigid temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday, schools will be on a one-hour delay for both days.

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City of Clarksville offers Cold Weather Assistance

 

Clarksville Fire Stations, Recreation Centers serve as Warming Centers

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Stations and City Recreation Centers are serving as temporary warming centers for people who need emergency relief from the severe cold that is expected to grip Middle Tennessee for the next several days.

Clarksville Police Department officers also are on the lookout for people who may need assistance and shelter during the cold spell.

Burt-Cobb Community Center

Burt-Cobb Community Center

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Wind Chill Advisory tonight thru Tuesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued another wind chill advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee for midnight tonight through noon Tuesday. Cold Arctic air will persist across the area.

Another night of cold air with sub zero wind chills is expected tonight. Wind chill values will bottom out around 8 below zero.

Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 above zero to 10 below zero for portions of Middle Tennessee.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect late tonight through noon Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect late tonight through noon Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect Frigid Conditions New Years Eve and again Monday Night

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports cold arctic air will persist across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee tonight, New Year Day and into Tuesday.

Steady winds ushering in this cold air will begin to drop wind chill values below zero New Years Eve with some locations approaching -5 degrees by midnight.

By the morning hours of New Years Day, most of the mid-state may see wind chill values below -5 degrees.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight and tomorrow night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight and tomorrow night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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CDE Lightband explains Winter’s Higher Electric Bills

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband reminds everyone that winter temperatures bring on higher electric bills. With December’s average high temperatures in the mid-forties, and eight days of temperatures in the teens, your heating system has been running.

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AAA reports Clarksville/Nashville Gas Prices could be impacted by new Colonial Pipeline problems

 

AAATampa, FL Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Compared to a week ago, average prices remained the same in Florida, and rose 1-cent in Georgia and Tennessee. 

“Frozen gas prices are a good sign that we could soon see some relief at the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Now that the holidays are over and cold weather is moving across much of the country, gasoline demand should drop, and prices could too.”

Gas Prices Up 40 Cents From A Year Ago

Gas Prices Up 40 Cents From A Year Ago

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Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas according to the American Heart Association

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TXHeart-related deaths spike during Christmas, but the effect may have nothing to do with the cold winter season, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

“Spikes in deaths from natural causes during Christmas and New Year’s Day has been previously established in the United States,” said Josh Knight, B.Sc., study author and research fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Heart-related deaths spike around Christmas, and the effect may not be because of the cold winter season. (American Heart Association)

Heart-related deaths spike around Christmas, and the effect may not be because of the cold winter season. (American Heart Association)

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American Red Cross in need of Blood and Platelet Donors

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

Millions of people are expected to take to the roads, rail and air to celebrate the season, which can cause fewer donors to be available and lead to a decline in blood and platelet donations.

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) giving blood in support of the local Red Cross at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

The 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) giving blood in support of the local Red Cross at Fort Campbell, KY. (Staff Sgt. Barbara Ospina)

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Clarksville Police Officers rescue Puppy from the elements

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Last night, November 20th, 2016 around 11:00pm, when it was about 25 degrees outside, Clarksville Police Department Field Training Officer Ronnie Brown and the recruit he is training, CPD Officer Douglas Terrill, found a 4 to 5-month-old puppy roaming around in the elements.

FTO Brown—“The poor little girl was freezing.”

FTO Brown then took her to his sister-in-law’s house for the night.

4 to 5-month-old puppy Clarksville Police Officers found roaming in the cold weather.

4 to 5-month-old puppy Clarksville Police Officers found roaming in the cold weather.

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