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Gusty winds and thunderstorms expected today for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports a strong cold front is forecast to move out of the Mississippi River Valley and across Clarksville-Montgomery County and the mid-state today.

As the front approaches you can expect southerly winds to increase through the morning hours and into the afternoon. Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

Winds this high can blow over unsecured objects like trash cans and lawn furniture and blow down small branches.

Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur today with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur today with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County has Above Average Risk for Flooding through Spring

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the spring flood outlook for 2016 has an above average risk in the short-term and average risk for the rest of the spring.

For the spring of 2016, there is an average to above average risk for flooding for Clarksville-Montgomery County and across Middle Tennessee. Recent precipitation has left area soils very moist and stream flows remain elevated.

This has increased the over-all flood risk in the short-term to above average with an average flood risk for the long-term.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

High water at McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River in Clarksville Tennessee.

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Dedicated workers keep river projects operating during ‘Snowzilla’

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – A handful of dedicated workers are being lauded by Corps of Engineers officials for keeping hydropower plants operating and navigation locks open when snow and ice inundated portions of the Cumberland River and Tennessee River basins in January.

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, said when others justifiably stayed home, there were a few in the district that made it their mission to keep working despite the winter weather and hazardous conditions that existed January 22nd-24th.

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. Employees worked extra shifts, slept at projects, and braved the elements in some cases to keep producing hydroelectricity and commerce moving along the waterways in the Cumberland River and Tennessee River Basins. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

A commercial tow enters Cheatham Lock during a major snow storm at the project in Ashland City, TN Jan. 22nd, 2016. A dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees were recognized for their actions to keep navigation locks and hydropower plants operating when rural roads were treacherous and made it difficult for personnel to report to work. (Park Ranger Mike Kuntz)

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First Snowfall expected tonight for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says the first snowfall of 2016 likely in Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee tonight as light to moderate rains move through the mid-state tonight.

Cold air is expected to close in quickly. This will cause the rain to change over to snow leaving many spots in Middle Tennessee with their first snowfall accumulations of the year. Snow accumulations are going to be tricky.

Expectations are that counties in far northwest Middle Tennessee, closest to the Tennessee River and Kentucky are going to see the brunt of this system.

Snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County late tonight.

Snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County late tonight.

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Motor Vessel Mississippi makes stops on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, docks in Clarksville

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.

The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Fort Campbell Rough and Tough Hiking Tour’s next hike set for Saturday, May 9th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation’s Rough and Tough Hiking Tour’s last hike of the Spring Session will be a 10 mile hike at Prentice Cooper State Forest Mullen’s Cove Loop on Saturday, May 9th.

This recreational area has over 24,000 acres of hiking, camping, and mountain biking possibilities. This 10 mile loop offers one of the most stunning views of the Tennessee River Gorge along the way. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Ice Storm Warning beginning at noon today, February 20th

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an ice storm warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee which is in effect from noon today, February 20th to 9:00am CST Saturday, February 21st.

A developing storm system will spread moisture into Middle Tennessee today. With a deep layer of cold air initially in place, precipitation is expected to start out as all snow.

Snow will begin this morning and change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon.

Snow will begin this morning and change to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Winter Storm Warning starting Friday at noon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for ice and snow which is in effect from noon Friday, February 20th to 9:00am CST Saturday, February 21st for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee.

Accumulations from 1 to 2 inches of snow are expected Friday, followed by one tenth to one half inch of ice in the form of freezing rain Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Areas along and east of Interstate 65 will be the hardest hit with new ice amounts up to one half inch. The east half of Middle Tennessee may later be placed under an ice storm warning.

From 1 to 2 inches of snow expected Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

From 1 to 2 inches of snow expected Friday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Land Between The Lakes to celebrate Fort Henry 153rd Anniversary

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to the 153rd Fort Henry Anniversary Program and Walk. Local history about the Civil War in the area will be presented on Saturday, February 7th, from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace.

A guided ¼ mile walk follows the program from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Fort Henry Trail parking area. The walk is weather dependent. Registration and full deposit required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make a reservation. «Read the rest of this article»

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24th Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival to be held January 17th-18th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 24th edition of the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival is set to be held January 17th-18th at the Hiwassee Refuge and at the Birchwood Community Center.

The TWRA is the primary sponsor for the festival and many staff members and volunteers will again be contributing their services. For the fourth consecutive year, Olin Chlor Alkali Products is the corporate sponsor for the festival.

The festival is a celebration of the thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter on and around the Hiwassee Refuge in Birchwood as well as an opportunity to focus attention on the rich wildlife heritage of the state and the Native American history of the area.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

The Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival will be held Jan. 17-18 at the Hiwassee Refuge and in the community of Birchwood. It is the 24th anniversary of the event.

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