Weather Update – 3/12/2020

From NWS:

The Storm Prediction Center has updated their severe weather outlook for tomorrow to include most of Middle Tennessee in the slight risk area. (That’s 2 on a scale of 1 to 5.) The SPC writes that “All severe hazards appear possible,” meaning that there is the potential for large hail, damaging straight-line winds, and a few tornadoes. The best chance for severe storms appears to be during the afternoon and evening, along and ahead of a strong cold front that will be coming through tomorrow after dark. Severe weather season in Middle Tennessee runs from March through May, and we are definitely in it. Please make it a point to have multiple ways to get your warnings. Don’t rely on just one method, especially in the middle of the night.
UPDATE: It is very difficult to narrow down the timing to a more specific range other than “afternoon and evening” because there may be multiple waves of storms. There isn’t a specific time window when all the storms are going to come through. There will likely be some sort of squall line along or just ahead of the cold front, but there may also be scattered storms that develop hours in advance of the front. Please monitor your weather alert radio.

Submitted by KD4WX

Tornado Watch 1/11/20

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch 15 until 8 PM CST this evening which replaces a portion of tornado watch 12. The new watch is valid for the following areas in tennessee. The new watch includes 6 counties in middle tennessee

coffee, cumberland, grundy, van buren, warren, white

this includes the cities of altamont, coalmont, crossville, manchester, mcminnville, palmer, sparta, spencer, and tullahoma.

Submitted by KD4WX

Spotter Classes

From NWS Nashville

Has it been years since you’ve taken a spotter class? Do you know someone interested in weather? Give yourself a brush up or pass this along to someone you know:

Online SKYWARN spotter season for NWS is underway. Our next class is this afternoon (10/3) at 1 pm, but we’ll be offering classes throughout the month of October. Take the class at work or from the comfort of your own home for FREE.

Register here: https://www.weather.gov/ohx/skywarn

Thanks and we’ll “see you” online!

Scott Unger
NWS Nashville

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Spotter Classes Online

From NWS Nashville

Good Morning!!

Has it been years since you attended a SKYWARN Spotter Class? Do you know someone who loves weather? Looking for something for your community group to do? Well, look no further.

NWS Nashville’s Online SKYWARN spotter classes have returned. Starting Tuesday, February 19th and running through the end of March, you can attend one of our classes online for FREE!

You can sign up right here: https://www.weather.gov/ohx/skywarn

Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel might be interested. These classes, while designed for Middle TN, are open to ANYONE.

Thanks and we’ll “see you” online!

Scott Unger
NWS Nashville

Submitted by KD4WX