Written by Kasha Patel and Joy Ng
Greenbelt, MD – Not all raindrops are created equal. The size of falling raindrops depends on several factors, including where the cloud producing the drops is located on the globe and where the drops originate in the cloud.
For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from space, thanks to the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
Written by Preston Dyches
Pasadena, CA – The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years may have been solved by scientists working with data from NASA’s Cassini mission. The tempests, which can grow into bright bands that encircle the entire planet, are on a natural timer that is reset by each subsequent storm, the researchers report.
In 140 years of telescope observations, great storms have erupted on Saturn six times. Cassini and observers on Earth tracked the most recent of these storms from December 2010 to August 2011. During that time, the storm exploded through the clouds, eventually winding its way around Saturn.
TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans
Nashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.
Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.
Written by Jia-Rui C. Cook
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been traveling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn’s polar regions.
This perspective has yielded images of rolling storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the center of Saturn’s famed north polar hexagon.
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
Nashville, TN – As temperatures change, storms can result, bringing damage to our homes. The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) would like to offer consumers some tips for interacting with insurance companies and for selecting contractors.
Tennessee’s Board for Licensing Contractors has found that unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors like to take advantage of homeowners anxious to rebuild after disasters. Be sure to hire only licensed contractors and check them out with the Board. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In recent weeks I have received calls or emails concerning the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE). Some concerned billing while others were related to service, especially during the outages due to the storms.
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with Brian Taylor, Director of CDE, for over two hours. He was very gracious in wanting to address my questions and provide factors and details CDE faces in providing electrical service to our city. I want to publicly thank him for taking time to meet with me. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Department of Electricity says storms that moved through Clarksville last night were the cause of power outages that affected approximately 3,000 customers throughout town. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Crews from CDE and neighboring utilities continue to work diligently to restore electric service to customers affected by storms the past two days. Another round of storms is moving through the area this afternoon, causing additional outages in different parts of town.
As of 4:00pm, CDE estimates that approximately 750 customers are without power. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – A round of storms that moved through Clarksville yesterday afternoon caused power outages that affected approximately 3,000 CDE customers. Crews were still working to restore power to some 50 customers who had been without power since the Wednesday afternoon storms that affected over 7,000 customers.
As of 8:00am this morning, approximately 1,000 CDE customers were still without power. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Department of Electricity say storms moving through the area this afternoon have caused power outages across Clarksville. Areas currently affected include College Street, Austin Peay State University, Ford Street, Main Street, Legion Street, Public Square, Edmondson Ferry Road, Hawkins Road, Kingsbury Road, Slayden Circle, Cloverdale Drive and Cottonwood Drive.
Crews have been dispatched to these areas.
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