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Ask Heather - tornado sirens

Updated: 07/15/2015 - 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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Ask Heather - rainbow but no rain

Posted: 06/10/2015 - Rainbows are something that most love and appreciate, especially after thunderstorms. But, seeing those same colors in the sky is not always a rainbow.

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Ask Heather - storm cloud identification

Updated: 06/03/2015 - We’ve had some amazing photos shared recently during strong to severe thunderstorms, but in our Local 8 Weather Vols we’ve had multiple questions about what formed overhead.

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Ask Heather - accurate temperature at home

Posted: 05/27/2015 - Have you ever noticed the temperature reading in your car is off the chart on a warm, Summer afternoon? Or maybe you have a temperature gauge at your home, and it’s reading well above or below the forecast high.

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Ask Heather - severe weather months

Posted: 05/06/2015 - Matthew Courson asked why East Tennessee sees an increased risk of severe weather during certain months.

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Ask Heather - where wind begins

Updated: 04/22/2015 - We feel it everyday, it can be destructive but also peaceful ... the wind is a major part of the weather and it does have a starting point.

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Ask Heather - clouds and wind direction

Updated: 04/02/2015 - Patty Stockton from Morristown noticed the clouds were moving a different direction than the wind, and wanted to know. Some days you may also notice layers of clouds moving different directions.

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Ask Heather - probability of precipitation

Posted: 03/25/2015 - We tell you when there is a chance for rain in the forecast, and now I'm explaining what that probability of precipitation really means.

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Ask Heather - flood safety

Updated: 03/24/2015 - This is significant because every year more people are killed due to flooding than any other severe weather related hazard.

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Ask Heather - wet v. dry snow

Updated: 03/04/2015 - You've seen and heard the terms wet and dry snow recently, so in this week's Ask Heather we are looking at the differences.

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Ask Heather - ring around the sun

Updated: 02/11/2015 - A picture in the Local 8 Weather Vols group sparked a discussion on what created the ring around the sun.

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Ask Heather - too cold to snow

Posted: 02/04/2015 - Like most people around here, Paula says she has always wanted a lot of snow in the winter, but sometimes people would say "it's too cold to snow."

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Ask Heather - leaves turn for rain

Updated: 01/21/2015 - Adam asked what makes leaves turnover when it’s going to rain. You may have noticed this yourself or heard the old wives tale.

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Ask Heather - frost formation

Updated: 01/19/2015 - You don't always need the ice scraper on a winter morning, but Hope wanted to know what causes frost to form some mornings.

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Ask Heather - vivid winter sunsets

Updated: 01/07/2015 - Denise noticed the sunsets seemed "prettier" lately and wanted to know if the cold months had anything to do with it.

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Ask Heather - gloves v. mittens

Posted: 01/05/2015 - We have mentioned in the past that mittens actually keep your hands warmer than gloves, so Katherine asked why it makes a difference for this week’s Ask Heather.

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