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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County


JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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Aug 02 2012

Thunderstorms leave many in the dark last night

Dean Cartwright and Art Kilgore restore power to the Richard City area of South Pittsburg

A line of severe thunderstorms that rolled through the Sequatchie Valley and Marion County last night left many customers in the dark for a while. Officials with the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative reported outages to the grids in both Marion and Grundy Counties. The outages, caused by downed tree limbs and debris, affected customers all …

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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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Nov 28 2011

Flash Flooding, Cooler Weather, and Possible Snow Flurries

Flooding along the Little Sequatchie River on Valley View Hwy. near Coppinger Cove (Staff Photo))

Heavy rains across the area the past two days have resulted in several flood watches from the National Weather Service.  The weather has also forced several school systems in our area to alter their schedules for Tuesday morning. As of 5:00pm CST Monday afternoon, a Flood Warning was  in effect for Marion County. More specifically, …

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Jan 24 2011

Robert Frye’s Latest Forecast for Marion County


I’m feeling a bit more confident in the overall general forecast today. NAM and GFS both indicate a rain event for Tuesday and most of Tuesday evening. Boundary layer temps are simply too warm for wintry precip despite being in the more synoptically favored area for wintry weather. Precip will begin to mix with and …

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Jan 08 2011

UPDATE: Snowy Forecast for Marion County

National Weather Service Snow Probability Map

Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has changed since the 18z/00z envelopes from yesterday. There is consistency meaning I have relatively high confidence that we will experience significant snowfall accumulations. Guidance indicates .5”-.8” QPF across much of the area. I expect the liquid/snow ratio to be around 1”:8” so have kept the snowfall …

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Dec 26 2010

Meteorologist Robert Frye’s Sunday Weather Outlook


Updated 12:33pm CST 12/26/10 Light snow bands will continue off throughout the day as an upper level low continues to move eastward. Snow showers will be rather brief and even some peaks of sun are possible between snow bands. Accumulations for Sunday will remain generally below 1″. -Staff Meteorologist Robert Frye

Dec 26 2010

Area Road Closings & Conditions

road closed

After a beautiful white Christmas with plenty of snow blanketing the Sequatchie Valley and tri-state area, area police and sheriff’s officers are discouraging any unnecessary automobile travel early this morning. Road conditions are mixed.  Generally, roads in the valleys are slushy but open, however many spots are deceptively slick. The Marion County Sheriff’s department says …

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Dec 13 2010

Logan Carmichael: Snow and Social Networking


It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that we all survived the Blizzard of ’93.  Then it was the Ice Storm of ’96. I remember well where I was for both of those winter events, as do most of you reading this.  Today as the temperatures started to drop and the snow began to …

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