Tornado Watch for Robertson County, TN until 4:00 AM CST, Wed., Jan 30, 2013
Other affected areas: BENTON, TN; CHEATHAM, TN; DAVIDSON, TN; DICKSON, TN; HICKMAN, TN; HOUSTON, TN; HUMPHREYS, TN; LAWRENCE, TN; LEWIS, TN; MAURY, TN; MONTGOMERY, TN; PERRY, TN; ROBERTSON, TN; STEWART, TN; SUMNER, TN; WAYNE, TN; WILLIAMSON, TN
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… ASHLAND CITY… BRENTWOOD… CAMDEN… CENTERVILLE… CLARKSVILLE… COLUMBIA… DICKSON… DOVER… ERIN… FRANKLIN… GALLATIN… HOHENWALD… LAWRENCEBURG… LINDEN… LOBELVILLE… NASHVILLE… SPRINGFIELD… TENNESSEE RIDGE… WAVERLY AND WAYNESBORO.
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT EXISTS ACROSS THE MID STATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING…
A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE MID STATE TONIGHT. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL INTERACT WITH AN INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS AND VERY STRONG ATMOSPHERIC WINDS TO PRODUCE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BEGINNING ALONG THE TENNESSEE RIVER AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND SPREADING EASTWARD.
AREAS WEST OF THE INTERSTATE 65 CORRIDOR ARE UNDER A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA IN A SLIGHT RISK. THE MAIN THREAT APPEARS TO BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS BUT ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE LINE AS WELL.
IN ADDITION… A TIGHT SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CAUSE FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND ON WEDNESDAY… WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH TONIGHT. TREE LIMBS WILL LIKELY BE DOWNED AND LOOSE OBJECTS BLOWN AROUND. ENTIRE TREES MAY BE BLOWN DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR. ALSO… DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.
Orlinda area Residents with weather worries: The Orlinda Storm Shelter, located in the basement of City Hall at 7501 Highway 52, will be open all night tonight, starting at 6:00 pm and will remain open through tomorrow if needed. There are tables and chairs, color television with cable, radios, flashlights (just in case!), childrens games, toys, restrooms, and more. This is a designated Tennessee “Safe Place”. It is a concrete reinforced basement that is completely underground on all sides, so it is a very safe place in the event of extreme weather. Please make sure you come to the back of City Hall and go down the steps in the back. Hopefully it won’t be needed, but the City of Orlinda is happy to make it available to those who need it.
Thanks. Kevin Breeding, City Manager