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5 planets visible, for now | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Have you heard that you can see 5 planets in the night sky right now? I was chatting with one of our viewers, Chris, on Facebook about the weather, so he could pick an early morning to get outside.

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Seeing your breath, sometimes | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Jeff Peterson, “How come you can see your breath better when you're closer to a fire in cold weather, than when there is no fire?”

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Odds of a white Christmas | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - If you're wondering what are the chances for a white Christmas, Meteorologist Heather Haley has all the snowy details.

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What is Hoar Frost? | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Wendy Fox posted on my Facebook page that she would like for me to explain what Hoar Frost is and she shared a beautiful photo of a frosty Newfound Gap.

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Preparing for severe weather | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Heather Haley has been asked to help students at a local school better understand severe thunderstorms verses tornadoes so they can develop a severe weather plan.

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Air quality | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - I've been asked to talk with the Knox County Air Pollution Control Board about how we relay air quality information to you at home, so here is a look at what's happening locally and nationally to monitor air quality and alert when needed.

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Forecasting frost | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Katy wants to know how we are able to forecast frost, even when it’s above freezing temperatures.

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Fall equinox and colors | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - This week’s Ask Heather doesn’t just come from one person, but actually several folks have asked about the changing fall colors.

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Feels like temperature | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Here's what you should know about the Heat Index, with more information on understanding Relative Humidity and Dew Point.

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Types of rotating storms | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Doug K. wants to know the difference in the terms you hear on the news, from tornado to cyclone and all the other types of rotating storms.

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El Nino impact in East Tenn. | Ask Heather

Updated: 02/10/2016 - A couple of weeks ago we told you about how the El Nino setup is looking like it could be the strongest on record. Lenora Myers wants to know how this will affect our weather here.

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Ask Heather - thunder travel time

Updated: 02/10/2016 - Many folks think the number of seconds between lightning and thunder equals the number of miles… but that’s a myth.

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Ask Heather - tornado sirens

Updated: 02/10/2016 - In my many years of working here, I’ve encountered a similar question after most tornadoes … why won’t we have sirens?

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