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Dodging the Roadkill: Taking The Heat

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – There’s no question that if you live in  my part of the country, you realize we experience a special kind of summer.  While other parts of the country say “it’s a different kind of heat,” or, “it doesn’t feel that hot here,” in my neck of the woods, it can be BRUTAL!

People who visit Tennessee this time of the year, always comment that “if it weren’t for the humidity, it wouldn’t be that bad.”  Make no mistake, it can get HOT here, and when you’re sitting on a motorcycle, with the heat rising from the engine, then it’s a special kind of hot.

But I LOVE it!  Because I’m riding and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!

Hot Highway

Hot Highway

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Increased 1.5 Cents From Last Week

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Least Expensive Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Tennessee Gas Prices  increased 1.5 cents during the past week. So far, motorists have found the most expensive summer gas prices in four years. Since June 1st, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.64 per gallon – an increase of nearly 60 cents compared to the average price last summer.

However, current pump prices remain 12 cents below this year’s high, set during Memorial Day weekend. 

Price at the pump continues to fall.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices Drop 7 cents in 12 days

 

Gas Prices Steadily Slide Lower

AAANashville, TN Motorists are seeing steady discounts at the gas pump. Tennessee gas prices have declined the last 12 consecutive days for a total of 7 cents.

During the past week, the state average dropped 5 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.34 is 1-cent less than a month ago, yet 27 cents more than this time last year. 

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Gas Prices Plunge Pushes 50-Day Streak reports AAA

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has Third Highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN The steady stream of declining gas prices continued last week.  However, the rate at which prices are declining is beginning to slow, and pump prices should soon level out. 

Tennessee gas prices declined for the 49th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 34 cents. The state average only declined 2 cents last week. That is a stark contrast to previous weeks, where the total decline was 7-10 cents.

Gas Prices have fallen 34 cents in the last 49 days.

Gas Prices have fallen 34 cents in the last 49 days.

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AAA reports Pump Prices Continue to Recover Amidst Busy Hurricane Season

 

AAATampa Bay, FL – The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

The national average currently sits at $2.46 per gallon, which is one cent less than one week ago, 12 cents less than one month ago and 24 cents more year-over-year. The national average is down 17 cents per gallon versus the 2017 peak price reached in September ($2.67).

The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

The average price at the pump has fallen for 15 of the last 20 days, for a total savings of seven cents per gallon.

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices drop 8 cents

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has Second Highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN Tennessee gas prices have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week. The state average declined for the 28th consecutive day on Sunday, dropping a total of 20 cents during that time. 

Tennessee motorists are paying an average of $2.39 at the pump, an 8 cent discount from last week.

Gas Price Slide Continues, Hurricane Nate's Impace is Unclear

Gas Price Slide Continues, Hurricane Nate’s Impace is Unclear

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NASA and NOAA Satellites observe Hurricane Nate make Landfall

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite analyzed the temperatures in Hurricane Nate’s cloud tops and determined that the most powerful thunderstorms and heaviest rain areas were around the center of the tropical cyclone after it made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

At 8:00pm EDT/7:00pm CDT on October 7th, 2017 Hurricane Nate’s eye was at the mouth of the Mississippi River. National Weather Service radar data and surface observations indicated that Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, around 12:30am CDT/1:30am EDT on October 8th, with maximum winds of 85 mph (140 kph).

On October 8th at 4:20am EDT (0820 UTC) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Nate's cloud top temperatures in infrared light and found strongest storms (yellow) around the center of circulation. (NASA/NRL)

On October 8th at 4:20am EDT (0820 UTC) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite analyzed Nate’s cloud top temperatures in infrared light and found strongest storms (yellow) around the center of circulation. (NASA/NRL)

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NASA uses Unmanned Aircraft to aid in Hurricane Harvey Search and Rescue

 

Written by Jay Levine, X-Press editor
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdwards, CA – NASA commercialized technology enabled vital bird’s eye views of the Houston disaster areas left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that helped first in the search and rescue mission and then in damage assessment.

The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detect and avoid technology (DAA) developed and flight tested at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California used in Texas fulfils a primary goal that Armstrong researcher Ricardo Arteaga and his team had from the start – help people.

NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts. (NASA)

NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts. (NASA)

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AAA reports Refineries recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Irma Stirs Uncertainty

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has third highest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL Gas prices spiked during the past week in response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the fuel refining region in the Gulf Coast.

This left motorists with the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in three years. Just as operations in the Gulf Coast begin to recover, motorists are faced with the potential of another major storm. 

Gas Prices rise due to Hurricane Harvey's impact on Gulf Coast oil refineries.

Gas Prices rise due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Gulf Coast oil refineries.

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NASA and University Researchers may have found strong Link between Amazon Fires and Devastating Hurricanes

 

Written by Brian Bell
University of California at Irvine

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationIrvine, CA – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines.

The climate scientists’ findings are appearing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. NASA and UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin. (Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. NASA and UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin. (Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

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