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Winter Storm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County Updated

 

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has updated the Winter Storm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area starting at 6:00pm Sunday night and lasting until 6:00am Tuesday morning.

Heavy mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Mixed precipitation will produce slick roads.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills as low as zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

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Winter Storm Warning in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County beginning Sunday night

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area starting at 6:00pm Sunday evening and lasting until 6:00am Tuesday morning.

Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of around two-tenths of an inch.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible tonight through early Tuesday morning. The cold wind chills as low as zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Issues Safety Warning for Pet Owners During Cold Weather

 

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC)  

Montgomery County Animal Care and ControlMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) reminds all pet owners of Montgomery County of the importance of making sure pets are properly cared for during the winter months and during periods of freezing temperatures.

Unusually cold temperatures are expected this week, which can be dangerous and even fatal for pets left outdoors for extended periods of time. Just as freezing temps can be harmful and fatal for humans, the risks are just as dangerous for pets. If it’s too cold for people to be outside, then it’s too cold for pets.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Wind Chill Advisory tonight thru Tuesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued another wind chill advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee for midnight tonight through noon Tuesday. Cold Arctic air will persist across the area.

Another night of cold air with sub zero wind chills is expected tonight. Wind chill values will bottom out around 8 below zero.

Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 10 above zero to 10 below zero for portions of Middle Tennessee.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect late tonight through noon Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect late tonight through noon Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect Frigid Conditions New Years Eve and again Monday Night

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports cold arctic air will persist across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee tonight, New Year Day and into Tuesday.

Steady winds ushering in this cold air will begin to drop wind chill values below zero New Years Eve with some locations approaching -5 degrees by midnight.

By the morning hours of New Years Day, most of the mid-state may see wind chill values below -5 degrees.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight and tomorrow night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight and tomorrow night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Winter Weather Presents Unique Health Challenges

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – With the first serious cold weather storm front of 2016 headed toward Tennessee tonight, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents about the need for increased efforts to protect themselves, their families and their friends from winter weather-related harm.

“We all need to take these potentially deadly winter weather activities and storms seriously, and use warnings as an opportunity to prepare and think differently than our normal routine to prevent a tragedy,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

Tennesseans Urged to Protect Themselves, Their Families and Their Friends during Winter Weather.

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American Heart Association says Lowering Body Temperature increases Survival, Brain Function in Cardiac Arrest Patients with non-shockable Heart Rhythms

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Lowering the body’s temperature of cardiac arrest patients with “non-shockable” heart rhythms increases survival rates and brain function, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Therapeutic hypothermia is a medical treatment that intentionally lowers the body’s temperature to protect the body following a period of insufficient blood flow due to such events as a cardiac arrest, blood clot or stroke.

Human Brain Image. (American Heart Association)

Human Brain Image. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to Protect Themselves and Others from Cold Weather Deaths

 

11 Tennesseans tragically lost to hypothermia since start of 2015

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.

A preliminary review of January and February 2015 fatalities indicates more than one-third of 30 cold weather-related deaths in Tennessee have been attributed to hypothermia, caused when the body’s core temperature drops to unsafe levels.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Hypothermia is a Significant Health Threat

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are warning residents that alcohol and certain drugs increase the risk for hypothermia.

The condition occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to 95° or lower and its effects can be deadly.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory

 

2 to 4 Inches of Snow Possible; Wind Chill from Zero to 10 below Zero

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a wind chill advisory, which is in effect from 3:00am to 9:00am CST Sunday for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee.

A winter storm watch has also been issued. This winter storm watch is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday evening.

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills.

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