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Top 10 hottest (and driest) summer on record keeps on going...and going

Had enough of the 90° heat?  Well, there's more where that came from this coming week.

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StormTrack 5 meteorologists survey storm damage from Friday night

Meteorologists Ricky Matthews and Chris Michaels survey storm damage in parts of east Tennessee.

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Getting Severe Weather Alerts

The StormTrack 5 weather team works hard to alert you days in advance of the potential of severe weather. But on the day of severe storms, how do you get weather alerts?

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Scattered storms expected this Independence Day

Meteorologist Chris Michaels breaks down the chance for storms in our area on the Fourth of July.

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Explaining the myth known as 'heat lightning'

One of the common misconceptions that comes with summertime thunderstorms is the notion that 'heat lightning' exists. 

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Breaking down the interesting science behind fireworks

Fireworks are a staple in most Fourth of July celebrations, but there are so many interesting aspects to them.

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Looking back at the triple digit hot streak of 2012

Hitting 100° is a special occasion in our area, and hasn't happened since this time in 2012. 

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Summer Solstice and full moon both happen on Monday

The Summer Solstice and full moon fall on the same day for the first time since 1948.

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Mammatus clouds blanket the sky ahead of Thursday night's storms

Ahead of severe storms Thursday night, an odd cloud formation known as 'mammatus' appeared in parts of southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

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Car thermometers read WAY too hot in the summertime

Especially in the summertime, you'll notice some absurd readings coming from your car's thermometer. 

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Air Quality Alert

What is an Ozone Action Day?

Meteorologist David Boyd explains what an Ozone Action Day is and what a Code Orange Air Quality Alert means.

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From near record chill to near record heat in two days

We get to experience two different ends of the temperature spectrum in just two days this week.

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Saturday's downbursts mistaken for tornadoes by some in the area

No matter how you slice it, some of the damage on Saturday was bad - but none of it was due to tornadoes.

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A few strong thunderstorms possible this weekend

With the threat for a few stronger storms, we figured we'd break things down in detail for you this weekend.

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Mars closest to Earth tonight

Mars, usually shining bright in the sky, will shine just a little brighter Monday night.  

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How summertime thunderstorms are just like popcorn kernels

It may sound (very) strange, but thunderstorms and popcorn kernels have a lot in common.  

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International Space Station visible twice on Friday

It's always a sight to see when the ISS flies over, but it'll happen twice in one day!

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Threat for heavy rain and flooding in spots on Friday

As if we haven't had enough rain this month, more is on the way.

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Fibromyalgia Awareness: How the weather impacts pain

The weather can have a large impact on how we feel.  We break down the science behind how weather can impact joint pain.

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Why was Wednesday morning's thunder louder than usual?

Wednesday morning's thunder was louder than usual, and there's a perfectly good explanation for it.

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StormTrack 5 Team

Dave Dierks

The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years. For more than two decades, he has been honing his skills on what he deems "a very challenging" part of the country to forecast the weather.

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David Boyd

David grew up in east Tennessee and has always had a love for weather.

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Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels is the weekend evening meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Chris comes to us from North Carolina State University, where he got his degree in Meteorology.

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Ricky Matthews

Ricky Matthews is the weekend morning meteorologist at News 5 WCYB. Ricky is also an avid pilot, having learned from his grandfather.

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