Topic: Cumberland Plateau
Clarksville, TN – In the South, old-timers tell children, “Long ago, squirrels could run in trees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River without touching the ground.” Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of Biology Dr. Dwayne Estes hears that often and knows it’s not always polite to fight over Southern folklore.
Nashville, TN – Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee are both home to some of the prettiest country in the state–and some seriously hard workers! I spent another week hearing from local leaders and business owners about some of the area’s biggest challenges, and brainstorming ways to keep the economy thriving.
I stopped by the female-owned Crescent Sock Company in McMinn County. The owners’ ancestors played a big role in the women’s suffrage movement. Cathy and Sandra are descendants of Harry T. Burn, a local lawmaker whose vote made Tennessee the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment.
National Weather Service reports Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County
National Weather Service (NWS)
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports possible risk of severe storms Wednesday, February 6th and Wednesday night across Clarksville-Montgomery County and most of Middle Tennessee. The best chance for severe storms is around Clarksville, Dover and Erin.
The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds.
Rain and thunderstorms will become heavier and more widespread tonight and will last into Thursday evening before a strong cold frontal passage.
National Weather Service reports Heavy Rain, Light Snowfall Likely this Weekend in Clarksville-Montgomery County
National Weather Service (NWS)
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service says a major storm system will bring numerous showers and a few thunderstorms to Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee on Saturday, January 19th. Rainfall amounts of 1 to around 2 inches are likely with localized higher amounts possible. Minor flooding of small creeks, streams, low lying areas and other flood prone locations may occur.
Gusty winds can be expected Saturday into Sunday across the mid state. The greatest potential of gusts will be on Saturday morning where gusts could approach 40 mph.
Clarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports that severe storms are possible late this evening for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee, however the best chances will be along and west of I-65.
The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds. Large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.
In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau through 10:00pm this evening.
Updated: Sunday, 5:40pm
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports snow accumulations are likely once again for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee Monday night, January 15th and Tuesday, January 16th. Snowfall totals are expected to range from one half inch to 2 inches, with the higher totals on the Cumberland Plateau.
While there could be a mix of snow and rain for a couple hours in areas northwest of metro Nashville late Monday afternoon, the changeover to all snow is expected to happen quickly for everyone after sunset Monday.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the northwest half of Middle Tennessee. Heavy rain will persist through Friday as Tropical Depression Harvey moves across the area.
Total rainfall amounts through Friday are expected to range from around 2 inches across southern parts of the Cumberland Plateau, to about 4 inches across the Nashville metro area, to between 5 and 8 inches around Clarksville and Land Between the Lakes.
As rainfall amounts accumulate over a period of days, flooding may develop, particularly in areas to the west and north of Nashville.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and Huber Engineered Woods LLC (HEW) are teaming up to initiate the Trees for Tennessee Seedling Program.
The program aims to provide an avenue for the establishment of as many as 1 million pine seedlings on at least 400 acres throughout the greater Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau.
Cumberland Plateau, TN – On a beautiful Saturday in May, up on the Cumberland Plateau just north of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, I joined a group of fellow bikers to ride the notorious Devil’s Triangle.
This is NOT for the faint of heart.
I’ve only been riding since January of 2016, and since I took to my “journey” I’ve logged over 41,000 miles. In the beginning my skills were sketchy, but with miles, comes confidence, and improved skills.
During the summer of 2016, I joined my dear Texas friends for a week long trip that included riding the “Tail of the Dragon.” The reputation of the “Tail” had me a little apprehensive. “Was I prepared to ride it?” I would ask myself.
Crossville, TN – On a beautiful day in May, I joined several other bikers for a day trip to Crossville, Tennessee. We were going to visit the Military Memorial Museum.
And of course, ride the beautiful Cumberland Plateau.
In all of my years, I had never known that this museum existed, much less, that Tennessee was the home to four POW Camps during the war.
“Camp Crossville” along with Camp Forrest in Tullahoma, Camp Campbell in Clarksville, and Camp Tyson in Henry County is where German POW’s were sent. There isn’t much evidence of the other camps today, but in Crossville, what remains of the actual camp is now a 4-H camp. The Military Memorial Museum houses the memories of the war.
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