MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The National Weather Service has posted what it calls a Red Flag wildfire warning for Middle Tennessee and local fire departments are cautioning that the threat is significant.
The Weather Service says dry conditions, extremely low humidity, and forecast high winds mean that any outdoor fire could get quickly out of hand.
Teh mid-state is expecting strong winds today gusting up to 30 miles an hour.
The Murfreesboro Fire Department’s Ashley McDonald says the city has placed a total ban outdoor burning.
A detective with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and members of the Dale Gaines family meet with reporters to ask for the public's help in finding the missing, 58 year-old Rutherford County resident.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A mid-state family is asking for the public’s help in finding a Rutherford County man who disappeared last fall.
Fifty-eight year old Dale Gaines was reported missing September 17. He was last seen walking on Franklin Road.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigators say that don’t suspect foul play. Gaines was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for cancer at the time and may have become ill and disoriented.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The National Weather Service says our mid-state winter is already in record setting territory and may get worse before it gets better.
Meteorologist Sam Herron in the Nashville Weather Service office says that, to date, the average daily temperatures is 4.6 degrees below normal. He says this month may well turn out to be one of the top-ten coldest Januaries on record.
According to Herron, a stubborn north-westerly jet stream continues to dump arctic air across the Eastern United States and deep into the American South.