national weather service en After a Sweltering Summer - a Warm, Dry Fall Predicted <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Autumn's arrival Saturday closes the door on one of the hottest, driest summers ever recorded in Tennessee.</span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>Tennesseans got a break from the sweltering heat in&nbsp;the latter part of July and all of August, but June was both very hot and extremely dry.</span></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:01:34 +0000 AP/WMOT 16017 at Summer Forecast: High Temps, Below Average Rainfall <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; The National Weather Service says the heat wave Middle Tennessee is enduring has broken high temperature records dating back to the 1870s.</p><p>The Weather Service office in Nashville says a temperature of 109 degrees was recorded at the airport on Friday afternoon, a new all-time record. Murfreesboro also set a new record, hitting an all-time high of 108 degrees.</p><p>Lead forecaster Sam Shamburger says we&rsquo;re going to see some change in the weather this week.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:12:09 +0000 Mike Osborne 12777 at Weather Service Tornado Report for Feb. 29 Storms <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The National Weather Service has concluded its investigation of the tornados that struck Tennessee February 29 and March 2.</p><p>A total of&nbsp;six tornados caused damage in eight counties, including Cheatham, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentrass, Jackson, Putman, Overton &nbsp;and White counties.</p><p>Two of the tornados were classified as EF0, the lowest designation, while two more were classified as EF1, and the final two were EF2. An EF 2 can have sustained winds of up to 135 miles an hour.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:14:52 +0000 Mike Osborne 10146 at Frost Possible Wednesday and Thursday Mornings <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; During those extra-warm March days a lot of&nbsp;folks couldn&rsquo;t resist buying and set out their spring plants. Those tender shoots may be at risk the next couple of mornings as temperatures fall to near freezing.</p><p>Trevor Boucher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville says Middle Tennessee could see some frost the next two mornings.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:35:10 +0000 Mike Osborne 9626 at Unusual Winter, Unusual Spring <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">MURFREESBORO, Tenn.&nbsp;(AP/WMOT) &mdash; Tennessee isn&#39;t the only part of the country enjoying unusually warm temperatures. Golfers are already hitting the links in Minnesota.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:26:46 +0000 AP/WMOT 8471 at Unusual Winter, Unusual Spring