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AAA reports Supply Continues to Outpace Demand at Benefit to Motorists

 

AAATampa, FL – Over the weekend Hurricane Delta made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a category 2 hurricane. While the storm caused some disruptions, refineries are reporting operations have resumed.

The Colonial Pipeline Line 1, the main gas line, was down temporarily over the weekend due to loss of power, which has since been restored as well as service. Line 2, the distillates line, is currently shutdown without power.

National Gas Price Average remains Stable despite recent Hurricanes. (AAA)

National Gas Price Average remains Stable despite recent Hurricanes. (AAA)

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Price Average Remains Stable

 

AAANashville, TN – The Tennessee gas price average remains unchanged since last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is $1.94 which is exactly where prices were one month ago and nearly 41 cents less than one year ago. 

“In a typical year, a hurricane season like we’ve experienced this year would have caused gas prices to spike, but 2020 is not a typical year,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Low U.S. gasoline demand has helped contain any impact to gas prices locally and regionally throughout this hurricane season.”

Tennessee remains 9th least expensive gas market in nation. (AAA)

Tennessee remains 9th least expensive gas market in nation. (AAA)

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices remain Steady

 

AAANashville, TN – The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.91 – a penny increase over last week. Today’s state average is down one penny from last month and nearly 39 cents cheaper than this time last year. 

“Gasoline stocks hit their lowest level since the pandemic began and demand dipped on the week, down to 8.6 million b/d,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “These decreases typically lead to cheaper pump prices, but this summer we’ve seen atypical gas price trends.”

Tennessee remains the eighth least expensive gas market in the nation. (AAA)

Tennessee remains the eighth least expensive gas market in the nation. (AAA)

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President Donald Trump speaks at FEMA headquarters

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Speaking at FEMA headquarters in Washington Thursday, August 27th, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he will travel to Texas and Louisiana this weekend to survey storm damage resulting from Hurricane Laura.

The hurricane made landfall around 1:00am CT in Louisiana Thursday morning before being downgraded to a tropical storm early that afternoon.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed on Hurricane Laura at FEMA Headquarters. (White House)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are briefed on Hurricane Laura at FEMA Headquarters. (White House)

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State Farm offers Storm Preparation Tips

 

State FarmNashville, TN – With Hurricane Laura forecast in the area for tonight and tomorrow, it is a good time for homeowners to make sure they are ready to weather the storm. 

State Farm is reminding property owners that a little preparation can make a big difference when it comes to safety and security during strong storms. 

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch today

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch from noon until late tonight for Clarksville-Montgomery County and portions of Middle Tennessee.

Heavy showers associated with the remnants of Hurricane Laura will move across Middle Tennessee this afternoon and tonight. 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts will be common, but a few locations under the heaviest showers could have 3 to 4 inches.

Flooding

Flooding

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Price Average Falls 3 Cents

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA says that gas prices, on average, dropped three cents across Tennessee over the last week. 

The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.89 which is five cents less than one month ago and nearly 50 cents less than one year ago. 

“As we move into the second week of the August, it is pricing out to be the second cheapest start to the month in more than a decade,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Second cheapest start to the month of August for gas prices in over a decade. (AAA)

Second cheapest start to the month of August for gas prices in over a decade. (AAA)

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NASA plans Gulf of Mexico Splashdown for SpaceX Demo-2

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Following a scheduled assessment of weather conditions for splashdown, teams from NASA and SpaceX are proceeding with preparations to bring NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley home to Earth aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft.

Conditions are “Go” at the primary targeted site, off the coast Pensacola, and alternate site off the coast of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico for splashdown and recovery on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. Teams will continue to closely monitor Hurricane Isaias and evaluate impacts to the potential splashdown sites.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. (SpaceX)

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. (SpaceX)

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NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument observes Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) was monitoring two storm systems as they took aim at portions of Hawaii and Texas on July 26th. Perched on NASA’s Aqua satellite, AIRS is an instrument that studies Earth’s weather and climate.

As of 11:00am local time, Hurricane Douglas was sweeping toward Hawaii with the potential to directly hit portions of the islands, from Maui to Kauai, in the late afternoon or evening.

NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53am local time on July 26th, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA’s AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53am local time on July 26th, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA’s Aqua Satellite watches Hurricane Douglas as it heads toward Hawaii

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas is it continued on its track toward Hawaii. The storm is now a Category 2 hurricane and warnings were posted on July 25th, 2020 as the storm approaches.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has posted warnings for Douglas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County, Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.

On July 24 at 12:30pm CT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas as it continued on a track toward the Hawaiian Islands. The image showed a clear eye with a circular structure. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS))

On July 24 at 12:30pm CT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas as it continued on a track toward the Hawaiian Islands. The image showed a clear eye with a circular structure. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS))

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