Tag Archive: Meteorologist Robert Frye

Jan 04 2014

Coldest Temperatures in Decades to Impact the Sequatchie Valley

Temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s ahead of a very potent arctic front later this weekend. Rain chances increase as the front nears during the day on Sunday. The cold front will be very noticeable. A strong northwesterly wind will draw much colder air into the Tennessee Valley late Sunday and early Monday. …

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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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Nov 13 2013

MarionCountyMessenger.com adds a second degreed meteorologist to staff

Since MarionCountyMessenger.com began operations in late 2010, we have brought breaking news and weather to our followers and area interests via web and social media. We reached several milestones over the last few years including reaching over 13,000 people with breaking news during the South Pittsburg flooding earlier this year. Consequently, viewership and social media …

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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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Mar 02 2012

Severe Weather Expected Across Area Today


Chief Meteorologist Robert Frye urges residents in the Marion County area (including Northeast Alabama and surrounding areas) to stay “weather-aware” throughout the day today. According to Robert, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has placed the region in a Moderate Risk for severe weather this afternoon/evening. Storms will produce heavy rain, …

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Dec 06 2011

Rain through midweek; Colder weather for weekend


Off and on showers will impact the Sequatchie Valley throughout the day on Tuesday and into Wednesday.  Some showers may be moderate to heavy at times, with total rainfall amounts through Wednesday around 1.5 – 2 inches.  No significant flooding is expected with the rain. With colder air present by midweek, the rain may mix with snow …

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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 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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Mar 10 2011

Flooding in Marion County


After several days of heavy rainfall, flooding has occurred across the entire Marion County area.  Flooding along the banks of the Sequatchie and Tennessee Rivers is already taking its’ toll in those areas, while other creeks and tributaries are also causing problems for some residents. Flash flooding was reported in downtown South Pittsburg on Thursday …

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