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6:03am

Wed August 8, 2012
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Tennessee's Record Breaking Weather Continues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The run of unusual weather continued in Tennessee this past month.

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.

National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Gant says a stubborn high pressure ridge has taken up residence over western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. It blocks storm systems from moving into the Mississippi Valley. The farther away from the ridge, the better chances of rain.

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10:38am

Thu August 2, 2012
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Possible Drought Aid for Tennessee Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Legislators in Washington are considering help for drought-stricken farmers in one of their final acts before adjourning for the August recess.

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.

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6:37am

Mon July 16, 2012
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It's Official: Drought in Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)  --  A new report shows a  large swath of Tennessee is now officially drought stricken.

The U.S. Drought Monitor report represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.  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.

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11:27am

Mon June 25, 2012
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Triple-Digit Temps in Tennessee by Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Temperatures across Tennessee are predicted to build during the week, reaching triple-digit readings by Friday.

The National Weather Service forecasts call for late week high temperatures of 101 degrees in Nashville and Clarksville and 100 degrees in Memphis.

Even the uplands will be hot — reaching 95 degrees in Gatlinburg and 94 in Crossville.

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