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Warm, Wet and Windy

Warm, Wet and Windy

It has been warm, wet and windy lately.  Many folks are scratching their head wondering what happened to winter.  I can understand why, today we reached 72 degrees, just two degrees shy of the record, that makes seven days in a row with above average temperatures. And more mild air is to come as you […]

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Near Record Warmth….Then RAIN

Near Record Warmth….Then RAIN

Doesn’t it feel amazing outdoors today?  I haven’t spent much time outdoors, but AM about to step out and go for a walk/break before the 4 o’clock newscast.  We’ve flirted with record high temperatures today.  Many communities sit at 70 degrees right now (as of 3pm)… A couple hours ago, Nashville reached 72.  The record […]

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January 16: Warm MLK Day, Rain Ahead, Daily Links

January 16: Warm MLK Day, Rain Ahead, Daily Links

WEATHER Widespread reduced visibility prompted a Dense Fog Advisory this morning, but the fog is dissipating as I type this, thanks to winds picking up from the south.  Those southerly winds will also push temperatures up to around 70° this afternoon: That’s just a few degrees shy of today’s record high of 74° (set in […]

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Buckle Up for Rain and Warmer Temps

Buckle Up for Rain and Warmer Temps

The wild temperature ride carries on! A stalled out front keeps (6:53pm as I type) cooler low to upper 40s north, mild 50s are the cream filling of Middle Tennessee and upper 50s to lower 60s are at the bottom of the cake! I may be craving sweets… A blanket of clouds hover over the […]

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A Mystical View Across Middle Tennessee

A Mystical View Across Middle Tennessee

A soggy finish to the week and much of the same to kick start the weekend! Patchy fog makes for a mystical view across Downtown Nashville tonight. Clouds blanket the sky and though I don’t have much in the way of rain to point out, drizzle spreads through the region…again. The few light misty showers […]

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Improvement by the End of the Holiday Weekend

Improvement by the End of the Holiday Weekend

Want some sunshine?  Yeah…me, too!  There just hasn’t been much lately thanks to this unsettled weather pattern.  In fact, we’re stuck in dense fog this morning.  A Dense Fog Advisory continues until 9am. Look at the view across many communities this morning, as of 8am. Temperatures are coolest north and mildest south….but nowhere is it cold. […]

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Unsettled Weekend, but Improvement Monday

Unsettled Weekend, but Improvement Monday

What a cooldown we had today, after a high of 71 degrees yesterday at the Nashville International Airport!  The big temperature shift was brought to you by a cold front that pushed southward into the Mid State.  Take a look at temperatures now (as of 9:10pm)… South of the front, it feels like spring.  North of the […]

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Feeling Like Spring

Feeling Like Spring

Today felt like spring again, the high reached 71 degrees.  To put that in perspective, the average high for this time of the year is 46. We didn’t quite make the record, 4 degrees shy. Above average warmth has been the trend all week.  Even tomorrow when a cold front brings in some cooler air, […]

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Umbrellas Out!

Umbrellas Out!

Hello clouds…and hello 70s! I mean, my goodness. Mother Nature sure made up for the cold spell last week… Current temperatures (2:56 pm as I write here) are running twenty five degrees warmer than where we should be according to early January standards. Warm enough to break out the tank tops and the flip flops […]

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January 12: Welcome To June-uary

January 12: Welcome To June-uary

WEATHER After a high of 69° yesterday, temperatures only dropped to the low to mid 60s across the Midstate overnight.  Our official low temperature in Nashville this morning was 63° — that’s the average low temperature for June 6th.  JUNE!!!  The humidity is more than noticeable as well…I took this picture this morning of my […]

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Is It Really January?

Is It Really January?

Today’s weather makes you want to check the calendar, is it January or April?  The afternoon high reached 69 degrees in Nashville, well above the average of 46 and just 3 degrees short of the record high of 72. The wind was strong again out of the south, just not quite as windy as yesterday. […]

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Temporary Break from the Rain

Temporary Break from the Rain

After a rainy start to our Wednesday, showers are outa here! Cold front has pushed through Middle Tennessee and all the rain lifted north alongside. Stubborn clouds still blanket the area and if this live cam had motion, you’d see it dancing left and right. No 41 mph wind gusts we saw yesterday, but still…breezy. Temperatures […]

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January 11: Wet And Warm For A While, Daily Links

January 11: Wet And Warm For A While, Daily Links

WEATHER Widespread showers this morning will gradually lift to the north — the HRRR model’s radar simulation has had a good handle on things so far, and it shows a much drier pattern by this afternoon and this evening: Once we dry out, it will still be warm, and it will still be breezy…but the […]

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Windy, Warm and Wet!

Windy, Warm and Wet!

Winds were wild today.  In Nashville, sustained winds reached 32 mph, the highest gust was 41 mph.  Several of the Weather Bug stations also recorded near 40 mph gusts. That strong wind was from the south, helping to boost temperatures to the upper 50s, Music City hit 58 degrees.  That is 12 degrees above average […]

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WINDY DAY…..But What IS Wind Anyway?

WINDY DAY…..But What IS Wind Anyway?

We all know it’s been a windy day.  Even if you haven’t ventured outdoors from your home, you surely have been able to hear it howl from time to time.  Look at winds right now across our area (as of 3pm)… Some of the highest gusts so far today have been around Nashville: That’s as strong as tropical […]

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January 10: Warm and Windy, Daily Links

January 10: Warm and Windy, Daily Links

WEATHER The weather pattern across the country has shifted dramatically — so, instead of the frigid temperatures we endured this weekend, we’re in for a long stretch of warm, breezy and showery weather.  Today will be very breezy, with sustained winds at 20-30mph and gusts potentially approaching 40mph: That’s strong enough to prompt a Wind Advisory […]

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The Big Thaw

The Big Thaw

*Update at 8pm to add Wind Advisory After living in the deep freeze for days with below average and below freezing temperatures, the high in Nashville finally returned to normal 45 degrees.  And more warm air is on the way, ushered in by a strong south wind. I am ready for a big thaw, I […]

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Upswing in Temperatures to Continue…PLUS Rain

Upswing in Temperatures to Continue…PLUS Rain

We’ve finally gotten out of the meat locker and are having a chance to enjoy more average weather for January!  The average high for today is 46.  This is where we stand as of 3pm… SO…more melting’s taking place….and at a faster rate than the last couple of days when we only had direct sunlight to […]

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January 9: Warmer Weather Ahead, Looking Back At 2016

January 9: Warmer Weather Ahead, Looking Back At 2016

WEATHER After a bitterly cold weekend, the thaw finally begins today, as temperatures will warm to above-freezing for the first time since Thursday.  We should eclipse 32 degrees between 10am and 11am, then we’ll reach highs in the low to mid 40s this afternoon: That’s still slightly below-normal, but temperatures won’t drop much tonight…we’ll be […]

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Temps Take a Major U-Turn

Temps Take a Major U-Turn

Picturesque metropolis. What a beautiful place we call home, Nashville. Temperatures are not AS beautiful. In fact, well below freezing as I type here (6:46 pm)… The end is near, though! ONE MORE NIGHT, friends. Overnight lows dip low into the upper teens, about ten degrees cooler than average for this time of year. Heavy […]

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