Arctic Cold Front Moving Our Way

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An Arctic cold front will provide the Tri-Cities region with its first taste of wind chill readings in the teens along with a light dusting of snow for the higher mountain peaks. For more, click here …

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Big Weather Changes Blowing In

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Parts of the Tri-Cities region will experience wind gusts to 50 or 60 mph Tuesday night and Wednesday as a strong storm system approaches. Heavy rain will follow…

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Danny Forms During Record Breaking Stretch

From Robsforecast.com - This is a look at Hurricane Danny from August 21, 2015. Credit: NOAA

Despite its small size and relatively late formation, Danny has strengthened to become the first Atlantic hurricane of 2015. Even more impressive, as of 11 am this morning, Danny has become a category 2 hurricane with

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What is an MCS and How Will It Increase our Severe Weather Threat?

Much of our region is included in an enhanced risk area for damaging storms

The threat for severe thunderstorms will increase late today and tonight, but this weather pattern is different from most severe thunderstorms that we experience

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Another Stormy and Windy Saturday

Stormy, but Don’t Cancel Your Outdoor Plans By Rob Batot – June 26, 2015 Do you remember last Saturday, when the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill moved through and we experienced several rounds of rain, along with gusty winds? Well, here we go again, although many of us will welcome the rain, even if it’s on…

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Tropical System May Move Our Way

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A tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico may be our next hope for receiving significant rainfall.

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Twin Tornadoes, Supercells and More!

By sys-one (Franz Mattuschka) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at an LP supercell that spawned two tornadoes at once. Also, notice the timelapse of an LP supercell as it develops.

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Diary of a Weather Forecaster in Appalachia

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Challenges with Weather Forecasting for the Appalachian Region When I first moved to northeast Tennessee, everyone told me how difficult it would be forecasting the weather for the Appalachian region. I can’t tell you how many times I heard the words, “The mountains make the weather impossible to forecast … the mountains block tornadoes ……

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Driest May on Record for the Tri-Cities

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An Unfortunate Record Broken for May, U.S. Drought Monitor & Rob’s Forecast for June

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Lightning Strike Caught on Police Dashcam

Police officer’s dashcam catches lightning bolt striking I-10 in Gautier, Mississippi A collection of unbelievable lightning strikes

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