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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County under flood advisory tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a urban and small stream flood advisory for Montgomery county, Northwestern Robertson County, East Central Houston County, Northwestern Cheatham County, and northern Dickson County until 8:45pm CDT.

At 5:40pm CDT, doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Advisory until 8:45pm Wednesday night.

Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Advisory until 8:45pm Wednesday night.

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Heavy Rain possible Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports a deep moisture will surge into Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee ahead of an approaching trough tonight with showers breaking out after midnight.

On Friday, widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms expected may produce heavy rainfall and possibly 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Isolated minor flooding may occur later in the day.

1 to 2 inches of heavy rainfall possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Friday.

1 to 2 inches of heavy rainfall possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Friday.

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AAA urges Drivers to be Cautious on Flooded Streets

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Thunderstorms are creating flash flood situations in Northern Tennessee. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.  It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style.

Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Slowing down during wet weather driving.

Slowing down during wet weather driving.

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