Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stormy Afternoon, Windy Conditions; Jerry Orchanian

As I'm typing this blog post, I'm hearing the wind chimes ding outside with those breezy conditions. All this wind we are seeing is the rain coming in from our west that will affect us later on this afternoon and this evening. It will also affect us guys on the Highland Rim and Plateau region tomorrow and that will keep our temperature down into the 60's and 70's. Severe weather doesn't look likely due to the lack of instability, but a few embedded stronger t'storms could have gusty winds in them, but don't expect anything too rough. It's great to finally be forecasting wet weather, we really need this rain and it looks like everyone should get some amount out of this event. Some places may get over an inch from this system where there are currently flash flood warnings out for areas in eastern Arkansas due to the heavy rain.

Nashville: upper 70's to low 80's; 50% chance
Clarksville: mid to upper 70's; 70% chance
Cookeville: upper 70's to low 80's
Columbia: upper 70's to low 80's; 50% chance
Manchester: low 80's

* Also, the NWS in Nashville is mourning the lose of the Warning Coordinator and spotter class coordinator Jerry Orchanian. He had been battling a long stint with colon cancer and was only 61. He will be missed deeply, but he is in a much better place now and not feeling any more pain! Please keep his family and co-workers in your prayers. Davis Nolan of News 2 did a kind write-up about this sad ordeal. You can read it at www.nashvillewx.com

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