Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that few strong storms will be possible again this Saturday afternoon, May 23rd, 2020.
The threat will be the highest across the northwest. Strong wind gusts and small hail are the main threats.
No hazardous weather is expected for Sunday.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is providing tips to aid consumers about filing their insurance claims, selecting contractors, and avoiding scammers who might prey on them in the wake of severe weather this week that produced a reported EF-1 tornado in the Memphis/Shelby County area.
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Images from the orbiter’s wide-angle Mars Color Imager (MARCI) show each storm growing in the Acidalia area of northern Mars, then blowing southward and exploding to sizes bigger than the United States after reaching the southern hemisphere.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell continues experience an impact from the severe weather on July 6th, and the storms since. Some areas on the installation have reopened, while others remain closed.
The Skeet Range has reopened. Individuals can access the range from Jordan Springs Road, then west end of 11th Airborne near Camp Hinsch. Jordan Springs Road has been repaved and is fully operational and 11th Airborne Division Road is also open.
The Fletchers Fork Campground and Cabins and Wohali Pavilion are closed for at least 30 days until further reassessment.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Power is out across Land Between the Lakes due to strong storms that moved through the area last night. Additional storms are predicted to take nearly the same path again today.
Those camping in Backcountry Areas are encouraged to leave before this next round of storms occur. Additional roads could become blocked or damaged causing emergency response time to be increased.
Written by Kasha Patel and Joy Ng
Greenbelt, MD – Not all raindrops are created equal. The size of falling raindrops depends on several factors, including where the cloud producing the drops is located on the globe and where the drops originate in the cloud.
For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from space, thanks to the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
Written by Preston Dyches
Pasadena, CA – The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years may have been solved by scientists working with data from NASA’s Cassini mission. The tempests, which can grow into bright bands that encircle the entire planet, are on a natural timer that is reset by each subsequent storm, the researchers report.
In 140 years of telescope observations, great storms have erupted on Saturn six times. Cassini and observers on Earth tracked the most recent of these storms from December 2010 to August 2011. During that time, the storm exploded through the clouds, eventually winding its way around Saturn.
TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans
Nashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.
Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.
Written by Jia-Rui C. Cook
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been traveling the Saturnian system in a set of inclined, or tilted, orbits that give mission scientists a vertigo-inducing view of Saturn’s polar regions.
This perspective has yielded images of rolling storm clouds and a swirling vortex at the center of Saturn’s famed north polar hexagon.
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