Inland tropical storm Katrina

Inland tropical storm Katrina: As I head to bed, it’s raining in Nashville. (Here’s a link to the National Weather Service’s Experimental Radar from Nashville, although I’m not exactly sure what the experiment is. Southest of Nashville, towards Chattanooga, there are tornado watches and throughout most of middle Tennessee, there are flash flood watches and an “inland tropical storm warning.” I’m sure they’ve been issued here in the past, but I can’t recall ever hearing that specific “inland tropical storm” alert before.

If it’s really windy outside later (30-40 MPH is predicted), I’ll get up early in the morning and go stand outside and pretend to be Anderson Cooper. As the utility lines in my neighborhood are tree magnets, I predict some web-access challeges in a few hours.

Developing.

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  • Hudge

    6 a.m. in my neck of the woods, about 35 miles northwest of you, lots of rain, gusty winds, but power is fine here. A few hours to go, but looks like the storm strength eased up quite a bit overnight. Schools were closed as a precaution what with all the water on the roads and wind vs. high profile vehicles on (increasingly less) rural roads.

  • Andrew

    I too wondered about the “inland tropical storm warning.” I heard this morning that this is a first for Nashville.

  • lcreekmo

    I remember Birmingham having several tropical storm warnings but not here. I am always creeped out when it happens there — have lots of friends there and it SOUNDS so dangerous. I am reluctant to speak too soon, but if this is it, I’m OK with it. We’re just really, really wet in East Nashville…nothing else.

  • Jeff Swope

    I am wondering about the displaced people in the SuperDome that are cut off from food, and health care for their injuries. The aid available is very minimal. Diabetics, and those on dialysis are in critical condition. How long before this minor looting going on, turns into a full scale RIOT.
    We shouldn’t overlook the fact that some of these areas are so badly damaged that New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Biloxi aren’t completely abandoned. It may come to the point where the vast majority of the people just say “Fuck it, I’m out.”