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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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Ask Heather - fog and visibility readings

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Quite often in the morning's we talk about fog. It happens when there's high humidity and that moisture creates fog at the surface and can make it hard for you to see.

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Ask Heather - what is heat lightning?

Posted: 10/29/2014 - This week's weather question is timely, with storm chances often, heat lightning is something you're likely to see and now Heather tells you what causes it.

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