weather http://wmot.org en Tennessee's Record Breaking Weather Continues http://wmot.org/post/tennessees-record-breaking-weather-continues <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; The run of unusual weather continued in Tennessee this past month.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">Memphis was dry in July while rainfall in the Tri-Cities set an all-time record. The mid-state almost caught up on annual rainfall.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:03:08 +0000 Associated Press 14219 at http://wmot.org Storms Kill 2 in East Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/storms-kill-2-east-tennessee <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">TOWNSEND, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) &mdash; At least two people have been killed as a violent thunderstorm struck the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Park spokeswoman Melissa Cobern says a man on a motorcycle was killed as was a 41-year-old woman who was struck by a falling tree. The names of the victims were withheld while their family members were told.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:50:43 +0000 Associated Press 12908 at http://wmot.org Summer Forecast: High Temps, Below Average Rainfall http://wmot.org/post/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 http://wmot.org Record Heat Possible Memorial Day Weekend http://wmot.org/post/record-heat-possible-memorial-day-weekend <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; -- Warm weather is always&nbsp;welcome as Tennesseans head out-of-doors to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, but the Weather Service says the state may mark the traditional beginning of summer with record heat.</p><p>Nashville office Weather Service Meteorologist Sam Herron says there&rsquo;s a good chance some hundred year-old high temperature records may fall in the next few days.&nbsp;He says Tennessee is seeing a summertime weather pattern nearly a month before summer actually begins.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:08:59 +0000 Mike Osborne 11304 at http://wmot.org Injuries, Damage Following Severe Storms http://wmot.org/post/injuries-damage-following-severe-storms <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; No deaths were reported in Tennessee after a series of strong storms pushed through the state Friday afternoon and evening. Three&nbsp;counties reported injuries and several&nbsp;reported light to moderate damage.</p><p>The Associated Press reported that six to eight people were hospitalized in Chattanooga and at least 20 homes destroyed after a possible tornado swept through&nbsp;the area early in the afternoon.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:53:49 +0000 Mike Osborne 8032 at http://wmot.org Injuries, Damage Following Severe Storms