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Ask Heather - long range forecasting

Updated: 12/17/2014 - This week's question gets in to how we do our job. Hollis Evans wanted to know how we come up with your long range forecast.

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Ask Heather - creating icy roads

Updated: 12/10/2014 - Christopher, from Sevierville, wanted to know how the ground temperature and air temperature play into ice forming on the roads.

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Ask Heather - thundersnow

Updated: 12/03/2014 - It's a fairly rare combination, thunder, lightning, and snow. So, Doreen wanted to know how thundersnow can occur.

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Ask Heather - Winter Weather Awareness Week

Updated: 11/19/2014 - This week's segment is a followup to a question, with more information from our partners at the National Weather Service and their Winter Weather Awareness Week.

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Ask Heather - wind chill and frostbite

Posted: 11/12/2014 - The wind can make it feel colder. While that may be uncomfortable for you, it can also be dangerous, especially if frostbite is a threat.

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Ask Heather - temperature inversion

Posted: 11/05/2014 - You may have heard the term temperature inversion, or even cap or lid in the atmosphere, so Heather Haley explains what that means to you.

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Ask Heather - air flow and pollution

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Albert Wayman wanted to know how the air flow in our region relates to pollution coming from neighboring states.

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Ask Heather - wet leaves and driving

Updated: 10/15/2014 - The fall leaves are, well, falling, and Cathy wanted to know why this causes problems on the roads for drivers.

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Ask Heather - Naming Tropical Storms

Updated: 10/08/2014 - Every Hurricane season, you hear us refer to tropical storms and hurricanes by their names. Brian Mathe wanted to know who picks those names - and why storms are named at all.

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Ask Heather - nature's winter predictions

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Count the fogs, cut the persimmons, look for wooly worms, spider webs, and squirrels. Those are just a few examples of winter weather lore, that we're looking at in this week's Ask Heather.

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Ask Heather - El Nino and winter 2014-15

Updated: 09/29/2014 - This week’s question comes from Jeff Peterson. He wanted to know more about how El Nino will impact the upcoming Winter.

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Ask Heather - what's a Squall Line?

Posted: 09/03/2014 - You might have heard the term Squall Line before, but knowing what it could bring is really the important part of this week's Ask Heather.

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Ask Heather - terrain and weather

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Weather patterns often change as they move in to our area, and Steven Neilsen wanted to know why the terrain of East Tennessee affects the weather.

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Ask Heather - F-scale verses EF-scale

Updated: 08/20/2014 - This week's Ask Heather question comes from Michelle, and she wanted to know why the changed to the EF-scale for tornadoes.

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Ask Heather - Equinox and Solstice

Updated: 08/13/2014 - This week's Ask Heather explains why we have seasons, and what the terms Equinox and Solstice mean.

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Ask Heather - colors of the sky

Updated: 08/06/2014 - Several people had questions about the colors in the sky from blue to the reds and pinks of sunset, so Heather explains visible light.

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Ask Heather - hurricane season predictions

Updated: 07/31/2014 - This week’s Ask Heather comes from Scott Crass. He wanted to know how the number of hurricanes are predicted each year, with the season outlook.

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Ask Heather - why humidity affects us

Posted: 07/23/2014 - We all know those humid days, you can't miss them, but a couple of people wanted to know why we have high humidity and why it has such an impact on us.

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Ask Heather - how does hail form?

Updated: 07/16/2014 - We get plenty of thunderstorms this time of year, and all too often hail can be an issue. This week's Ask Heather answers the question, how does hail form?

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Ask Heather - tornadoes on radar

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Many in our area have seen what a tornado can do, but Mike Fralix wanted to know how Meteorologists spot tornadoes on the radar in this week's Ask Heather.

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Ask Heather - open circle on the radar

Updated: 07/08/2014 - Have you ever seen an open circle on the weather radar, but there's rain all around it? Heather explains the cone of silence, and we're not talking about Get Smart.

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