drought 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 Possible Drought Aid for Tennessee Farmers http://wmot.org/post/possible-drought-aid-tennessee-farmers <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Legislators in Washington are considering help for drought-stricken farmers in one of their final acts before adjourning for the August recess.</p><p>The House bill, scheduled to be voted on today, would restore four disaster assistance programs that expired last year. They would be reinstated for the 2012 budget year, at an estimated cost of $383 million.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:38:43 +0000 AP/WMOT 13959 at http://wmot.org It's Official: Drought in Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/its-official-drought-tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A new report shows a &nbsp;large swath of Tennessee is now officially drought stricken.</p><p>The U.S. Drought Monitor report represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.&nbsp;&nbsp;Released Thursday, the report says that nutritious green grass is in short supply. Some farmers have begun feeding their herds winter hay reserves in summer.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:37:45 +0000 Mike Osborne 13255 at http://wmot.org Triple-Digit Temps in Tennessee by Friday http://wmot.org/post/triple-digit-temps-tennessee-friday <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Temperatures across Tennessee are predicted to build during the week, reaching triple-digit readings by Friday.</p><p>The National Weather Service forecasts call for late week high temperatures of 101 degrees in Nashville and Clarksville and 100 degrees in Memphis.</p><p>Even the uplands will be hot &mdash; reaching&nbsp;95 degrees in Gatlinburg and 94 in Crossville.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:27:14 +0000 Associated Press 12496 at http://wmot.org