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National Weather Service has issued Tornado Warning for Montgomery County

 

Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for South Central Montgomery County, Central Cheatham County, Dickson County, and East Central Humphreys County until 9:00pm CT.

At 8:22pm CT, the NWS Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located 6 miles Northeast of McEwen, TN or 10 miles Northwest of Dickson, TN. The storm is moving Northeast at 65 MPH.

Storm Relative Motion Weather Radar Image. (NWS)

Storm Relative Motion Weather Radar Image. (NWS)

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NASA’s Terra Spacecraft Photo shows Destructive path of Oklahoma Tornado

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new image taken by NASA’s Terra spacecraft using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument it has on board reveals the extent of destruction from the deadly Newcastle-Moore tornado that ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013.

The Newcastle-Moore tornado was rated at EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. An EF-5 is the most powerful category of tornado.

The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. (Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team)

The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. (Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team)

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Black Velvette rocks Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – At 5:45pm, on Saturday April 20th, Black Velvette set foot on the Courthouse Stage of the Rivers and Spires Festival and played in front of a large audience. From the first note of “Baggage Claim” their opening number, they had the crowd clapping and dancing in front of the stage.

Lead vocalists Anna Henderson and Tina Huff combine for a sultry sound that goes perfectly with the hot licks and edgy sounds from the band. Black Velvette commanded the stage and electrified the audience.

Black Velvette performs at the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Black Velvette performs at the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Clarksville City Council Special Session Recap, March 11th, 2013

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in a special session last evening (March 11th) at the direction of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. The purpose was to conduct the second (all ordinances require two votes for passage) vote on a spending ordinance 72-2012-13.

As a brief background, the ordinance would have increased an approved spending request of $190,000 for a new chiller (AC Unit) for Clarksville City Hall. The increase would have raised the total expense to over one million dollars. This increase was due to buying a more efficient chiller (cost: $384,000) and replacing lighting fixtures in eight buildings for more efficient units at a cost of over $610,000.  The initial vote of approval on this ordinance was held last Thursday (March 7th) and ended in a 6 – 6 tie that Mayor McMillan voted yes to provide passage of the ordinance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Council Ward 9 race gets personal

 

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – The race for Clarksville City Council in Ward 9 turned ugly this week.  What had been a fairly low key, non eventful door to door campaign among four candidates, has been turned up a notch between challenger Jeff Robinson and the incumbent Joel Wallace.

During a TV taping this week  for the Leadership Clarksville Political Forums, Wallace called out Robinson for his handling of the Parking Authority while serving on that board, then questioned Robinson for hiring an out of town attorney to handle his bankruptcy following the 1999 tornado.

Robinson and his wife own the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery in downtown Clarksville.

Jeff Robinson on Clarksville in Review

Jeff Robinson on Clarksville in Review

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NASA takes a look at the historic tornado outbreak of April 27th-28th, 2011

 

Written by Dauna Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – In the opening lines to The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot wrote “April is the Cruelest Month.”

You might agree if you live in the southeastern United States. Last April, a historic outburst of 202 tornadoes turned broad swaths of that part of the country into a disaster zone.

“The event of April 27th and 28th 2011 was the costliest convective storm in U.S. history,” said Kevin Knupp, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. And he doesn’t just mean costly in terms of property damage — 316 people lost their lives.

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter catches 12-Mile-High Martian Dust Devil in the Act

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A Martian dust devil roughly 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was captured whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14th. It was imaged by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Despite its height, the plume is little more than three-quarters of a football field wide (70 yards, or 70 meters).

A Martian dust devil roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) high was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Despite its height, the plume is little more than three-quarters of a football field wide (70 yards, or 70 meters). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA)

A Martian dust devil roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) high was captured winding its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14, 2012 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Despite its height, the plume is little more than three-quarters of a football field wide (70 yards, or 70 meters). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA)

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Catches Twister in Action

 

Written by Guy Webster
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – An afternoon whirlwind on Mars lofts a twisting column of dust more than half a mile (800 meters) high in an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

HiRISE captured the image on February 16th, 2012, while the orbiter passed over the Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars. In the area observed, paths of many previous whirlwinds, or dust devils, are visible as streaks on the dusty surface.

A towering dust devil casts a serpentine shadow over the Martian surface in this image acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

A towering dust devil casts a serpentine shadow over the Martian surface in this image acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona)

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NASA and NOAA developing Next Generation Weather Satellites to Improve Tornado Warnings

 

Written by Dauna Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Washington, D.C. – Next-Gen Weather Satellites to Improve Tornado Warnings February 29th, 2012: When you read the following paragraph, consider the following: Tornado season hasn’t even started yet.

On January 22nd and 23rd, 2012, more than 37 tornadoes struck the southern USA. Ten of them tore across the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama. Worst hit were St. Clair and Jefferson County, AL, where 2 people were killed, about 100 others injured, and at least $30 million in damage was done. It was a chilling reminder of the April 2011 onslaught of deadly tornadoes that took a staggering toll across southern and Midwestern states.1

Storm clouds approach Huntsville, Alabama on April 27th, 2011. (Photo credit: Nancy Vreuls of NASA/MSFC)

Storm clouds approach Huntsville, Alabama on April 27th, 2011. (Photo credit: Nancy Vreuls of NASA/MSFC)

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The Final Horne: Thanks to run by High School Teams in State Tournament add ‘Hoops City’ to list of Clarksville’s nicknames

 

The Final Horne with James HorneClarksville, TN – Every city is known for something and its fair to say Clarksville is know for many things. Tobacco, Wilma Rudolph, Fort Campbell, Harry Galbreath, the 1999 Tornado, Mason Rudolph and Austin Peay (the governor and the university), are just a few.

Clarksville’s nicknames have ranged from: The Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland, Gateway to the New South to the current Tennessee’s Top Spot.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremonyFebruary 5th, 2009.

Fly Williams addresses the crowd in the Dunn Center during his jersey retirement ceremony February 5th, 2009.

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