cold weather

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

And the Heatwave Continues…

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 [...]

Very Severe Weather Expected for Sequatchie Valley Today

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 [...]

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. MarionCountyMessenger.com Staff Meteorologist Robert [...]

Some damage, no injuries as storms move eastward

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 [...]

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 [...]

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Flooding Possible With Heavy Rains

A low pressure system is expected to lift north of the area for Wednesday. A trailing cold front will extend southward from the low and position west of the area through Wednesday. Ahead of the cold front, a strong return flow from the gulf [...]