Topic: National Weather Service
Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA – Every year, river flooding takes a heavy toll of lives and property damage in the United States. A new study has found that the potential of a river basin to flood can be assessed months in advance of flood season by using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites. The new finding could eventually lead to longer lead times for flood warnings.
“Case studies of the catastrophic Missouri River floods of 2011 show that flood-potential early warning times could be increased by a couple of seasons using these satellite data,” said co-author Jay Famiglietti.
The flooded confluence of the Nishnabotna and Missouri Rivers in Iowa, June 2011. A study of the 2011 Missouri River Basin floods has shown that NASA satellite data can help predict the potential of a river basin to flood as much as 11 months in advance of flood season. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
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Hot Weather Safety will become increasingly important this week
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports it is expected to be seasonably warm and humid this weekend. Clouds and thunderstorms will help to keep afternoon high temperatures mainly in the 80s.
However, by next Tuesday you can expect more sunshine and fewer storms, as a result, you can expect high temperatures to push into the the lower and middle 90s, with afternoon heat index values forecast to soar to between 100 and 103 degrees across much of Middle Tennessee.
Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect temperatures next week to push into the lower and middle 90s, with heat index between 100 and 103 degrees.
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Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a special weather statement for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee for Monday morning, June 23rd, until 9:00am.
Patchy locally dense fog will be possible across through the mid morning hours today. The formation of patchy fog will continue to be possible across the mid state this morning, especially near bodies of water and other low lying locations. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists are tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Clarksville to New Johnsonville, moving east at 30 mph.
Some locations in the path include Palmyra, Waverly, New Johnsonville, Hurricane Mills, Cunningham, McEwen, Slayden, Vanleer, Bucksnort, Charlotte, Dickson and Ashland City. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch that is in effect until Midnight CDT tonight for the following cities in Tennessee: Ashland City, Brentwood, Centerville, Clarksville, Columbia, Dickson, Dover, Erin, Franklin, Hohenwald, Lawrenceburg, Linden, Lobelville, Nashville, Pulaski, Springfield, Tennessee Ridge, Waverly and Waynesboro.
This watch includes 16 counties in Middle Tennessee.
Counties affected: Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Giles County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Maury County, Montgomery County, Perry County, Robertson County, Stewart County, Wayne County, and Williamson County.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Warning for Southern Montgomery County and North Central Dickson County in Middle Tennessee until 11:45pm CDT.
At 11:04pm CDT, NWS service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located 11 miles southwest of Clarksville and moving Southeast at 15 mph.
Locations impacted include: Palmyra, Cunningham and Slayden. Tornadoes are difficult to see at night. Take cover now.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County until 3:00am Thursday morning, June 5th, 2014. Severe thunderstorms expected to move into the Middle Tennessee area tonight.
A thunderstorm complex is expected to develop across Southern Kentucky and push into Middle Tennessee early this evening and move southward across the mid state for the remainder of the evening hours, eventually pushing south of the mid state during the early morning hours on Thursday. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN - As spring storms roll through Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when lightning is imminent.
“Lightning strikes can cause fires. As the spring’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, we want Tennesseans to know what the risks and precautions are,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “It is important to monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the climate becomes threatening.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Clarksville Montgomery County area and all of Middle Tennessee until 11:00pm tonight.
A moist and unstable air mass over Middle Tennessee today and this evening will allow for periods of heavy rainfall which may produce localized flash flooding. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that multiple periods of server weather possible and heavy rains expected over the next few days.
An intense and slow moving storm system will bring the potential for severe weather to the mid state three days in a row, starting this afternoon.
A warm front was producing strong to severe thunderstorms from Arkansas into Mississippi this morning. This front will move quickly across Middle Tennessee this afternoon bringing a good chance for thunderstorms. «Read the rest of this article»