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AAA says Severe Storms pose Serious Crash Risk

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Spring storms can create dangerous driving conditions.  AAA – The Auto Club Group is advising motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving during weather events and, if possible, to delay travel until the storm passes. 

Trucks, vans, SUVs and trailers are more vulnerable to high wind gusts and could potentially be pushed around or flipped by high winds. If winds are severe, safely pull over onto the shoulder of the road and stop.

AAA Tips to Weather the Storm.

AAA Tips to Weather the Storm.

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Thunderstorms, possibly Severe to move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville Tennessee reports a line of showers and thunderstorms, with some of the thunderstorms reaching strong to severe thresholds, may approach and move through the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and the Tennessee River Valley Region late tonight.

With any strong to severe thunderstorms that do occur, damaging winds will be the main concern, although large hail, brief heavy rainfall resulting in localized minor flooding, and the formation of a few tornadoes can not totally be ruled out.

Thunderstorms, with some reaching strong to severe levels, to move across Clarksville-Montgoery County Tuesday night.

Thunderstorms, with some reaching strong to severe levels, to move across Clarksville-Montgoery County Tuesday night.

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NASA Satellites examine Heavy Rainfall in Southern Thailand

 

Written by Hal Pierce/Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Widespread flooding has recently caused the deaths of dozens of people in southern Thailand. Frequent and persistent downpours have resulted in record rainfall totals and NASA calculated rainfall over the region from January 5th to January 12th, 2017.

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite is part of a constellation of satellites that can measure rainfall from space. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the data is input into NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data product.

NASA calculated rainfall over southern Thailand from Jan. 5 to 12, 2017. Extreme rainfall totals of over 700 mm (27.6 inches) were found over the Gulf of Thailand. Highest totals over land were greater than 500 mm (19.7 inches) on the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula in the Bang Saphan District. (NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce)

NASA calculated rainfall over southern Thailand from Jan. 5 to 12, 2017. Extreme rainfall totals of over 700 mm (27.6 inches) were found over the Gulf of Thailand. Highest totals over land were greater than 500 mm (19.7 inches) on the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsula in the Bang Saphan District. (NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce)

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NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission looks at Heavy Rainfall in Louisiana

 

Written by Harold Pierce and Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – The low pressure center that has been gyrating over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico for days has now dropped very heavy precipitation over southeastern Louisiana. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite gathered rainfall data on the system and looked at it in three dimensions.

Up to 10 inches (254 mm) of rain since Thursday, August 11th, has already caused flooding in parts of the state. On August 12th the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for many parts of southeastern Louisiana. Much of the New Orleans area is under a flood watch until Saturday morning, August 13th.

The GPM core satellite found heavy rainfall in storms on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10:26 p.m. EDT falling at a rate of over 3.9 inches (100.1 mm) per hour in one intense downpour in Louisiana. A few storm tops were reaching heights of over 9.9 miles (16 km). (NASA/JAXA/Hal Pierce)

The GPM core satellite found heavy rainfall in storms on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10:26 p.m. EDT falling at a rate of over 3.9 inches (100.1 mm) per hour in one intense downpour in Louisiana. A few storm tops were reaching heights of over 9.9 miles (16 km). (NASA/JAXA/Hal Pierce)

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Severe Thunderstorms possible today for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says hazardous weather is possible today for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. A few storms may become strong to severe, especially West of Interstate 65.

The main threat will be damaging straight line winds and localized flooding through 9:00pm.

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely today for Clarksville-Montgomery County

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms likely today for Clarksville-Montgomery County

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Urges Residents to Consider Flood Insurance

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – As recent floods devastated homes in Tennessee and elsewhere in the U.S., the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) calls on residents to give greater consideration to purchasing flood insurance to help protect their investments in their homes and properties.

 Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Urges Tennesseans to get Flood Insurance.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Billy Dunlop Park and Blueway Access Points Remain Closed for Repairs

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department says Billy Dunlop Park remains closed in order to facilitate the necessary repairs due to recent flooding.

The Clarksville Blueway access points along the West Fork Red River at both Billy Dunlop and Robert Clark Park are also closed.

Red River during recent flooding.

Red River during recent flooding.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7th, 2016 flooding.

“We know Tennessee residents will lend a hand to help their friends and neighbors who were affected by Thursday’s flooding,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “While most will offer assistance, some may want to prey upon those in need. We want consumers to be wary of possible price gougers and remember they can always turn to us for information as they move forward.”

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Montgomery County Emergency Management warns public of rising waters of West Fork Creek

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Emergency Management has received many calls from concerned citizens about the rising West Fork Creek.

For those with homes located near and along West Fork Creek that are concerned about rising water levels, there is no current method to predict any forthcoming water level increases or when it will begin receding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Flash Flood Warning in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The Nashville Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning that remains in effect until 8:15pm CDT for Robertson County, Northwestern Davidson County, Northeastern Humphreys County, Eastern Houston County, Cheatham County, Southern Montgomery County, Dickson County and western Sumner County.

At 6:07pm CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 2 to 4 inches of rain have fallen.

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