As many of you have heard we have the chance of severe weather moving into our area tomorrow.
We would like to remind everyone to stay weather aware over the next 24 hours.
If you have any storm related information to pass along stations are encouraged to participate in your local SKYWARN – ARES nets first if those are not available then contact an MTEARS Net Control operator to relay your message. MTEARS will start monitoring in the morning until the storms have cleared our area.
( http://mtears.org/ )
The type of information that generally meets the NWS reporting criteria are reports of tornadoes, funnel clouds, winds over 50mph, hail a half inch or larger, heavy rains causing flooding, storm damage reports such as trees or powerlines down, washed out or blocked roads and damage to buildings.
The more information you can give the better. Please remember to take note of the time, street names and cross streets, your county, the direction the storm is traveling and if your mobile be sure to get a mile marker so we can mark your location.
This information helps MTEARS & the NWS know the exact location.
As always if it’s a true emergency please call 911.
As with any repeater and on MTEARS be sure to key the mike for a second or two before speaking. This gives all the linked repeaters time to connect
Below is the latest information from the Nashville NWS Facebook Page about the storms.. https://www.facebook.com/NWSNashville
“Strong to severe storms are possible on Saturday with damaging straight line winds and 1″ to 2″ of rain the primary threats. In addition, a couple of tornadoes are possible mainly south of I-40. Winds will be gusty with a Wind Advisory in effect from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Saturday. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible, even outside of thunderstorms.”