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Nov 24 2013

Pre-Thanksgiving “Winter Weather” a possibility for Sequatchie Valley

A very tricky forecast is in the cards for the Sequatchie Valley. An upper level low pressure system is expected to move eastward across TX and into the Southeast US. As this occurs, a surface low pressure system will develop along the Gulf Coast and track through Georgia and the Carolinas by early Wednesday. This …

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Jan 29 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Latest Forecast and Severe Weather Synopsis

A cold front is currently stretched from the Great Lakes region down to Arkansas. Along and ahead of the cold front, a squall line has developed in MO and AR already and broken lines of storms has been observed on radar further south. I expect this to form one solid line before much longer as …

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Jan 28 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Why Marion County has severe weather in winter months


With the threat for Severe Weather coming in around midweek, most are probably wondering why we are getting bad weather during the winter months. A common misconception many have here in the Sequatchie Valley is that severe weather occurs primarily during the warmer spring months; however, history indicates tornadoes can occur throughout the year and …

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Jan 24 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Winter Weather Outlook for Friday, Jan. 25th, 2013

Forecast guidance has been very consistent with the threat for freezing rain Friday. What has not been as consistent is how much icing will occur. Confidence is high that we will see some icing, especially on elevated surfaces. Ground temperatures are above freezing for the most part with the exception being the plateau. The plateau …

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Oct 22 2011

Luther Masingill Honored for 70 years of Broadcasting


The longest-running broadcaster in the history of the world keeps adding to his record each day, and his longtime employer got him to slow down just long enough to take a bow. Luther Masingill began his unprecedented career at the microphone on December 31, 1940 and never stopped talking.  Now in his 71st year on …

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Jul 12 2011

And the Heatwave Continues…

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The Summer of 2011 heatwave is underway in the Southeast as the region reaches for their sweet iced tea (or cold bottled water) to stay hydrated. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Southeast and Midwest states for several days this week. The warning states that dangerously hot and humid weather …

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Apr 27 2011

Very Severe Weather Expected for Sequatchie Valley Today

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Severe Weather Outbreak Expected across the Sequatchie Valley with Strong Damaging Winds, Large Hail and even the possibility of violent long-tracked tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla has placed the Sequatchie Valley in a “HIGH RISK” for severe weather. SPC usually issues a High Risk during the most dangerous severe weather outbreaks. Typically, …

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Apr 25 2011

Severe Weather is possible late Tuesday and into Wednesday


After a gorgeous Easter weekend across the tri-state area, it looks as though more Springtime weather, in the way of showers and thunderstorms are heading back to the area for early to midweek. Staff Meteorologist Robert Frye explains… Technical Discussion: Forecast guidance indicates cyclogenesis will occur over the southern plain states on Monday along …

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Apr 20 2011

Some damage, no injuries as storms move eastward

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Storms started rolling into the Sequatchie Valley this morning just before 5am local time without much fanfare. Only a few “lights of the sky” and one or two claps of thunder.  It was still an hour or two before the bulk of the storms packed their punch on the area. The National Weather Service office …

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Apr 04 2011

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Severe Weather Expectations for Monday


A robust surface low is projected to slide over the Great Lakes on Monday. A trailing cold front will move through the Arklatex region into the Mississippi River Valley by early afternoon. Ahead of the cold front, a strong southerly flow will help pump warm moist air into the region. A strong low level jet …

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