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Tropical Storm Erika- What's Its Future?

Tropical Storm Erika continues to hear west towards the US- Where will it go and how strong will it be? Meteorologist Ricky Matthews has some details.

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The El Niño: What Does It Mean For Us?

Meteorologist Chris Michaels discusses the El Niño and what it could mean for us months from now. 

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Average Bristol Motor Speedway Race Weather

Meteorologist Ricky Matthews looks back at 25 years of weather history at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Perseid Meteors in the Night Sky

The Perseid Meteor Shower looks to delight many with up to 75-100 meteors per hour

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What Causes Fog?

Meteorologist Ricky Matthews explains the science behind fog formation

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Halfway Between Seasons: From Summer To Fall

Whether you hate to see summer go or love to see fall on the horizon, today marks the halfway point between the two seasons.

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Heavy rain at times on Thursday

A storm system moving into our area will be capable of producing heavy rain, leading to isolated flooding. 

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Global Climate Change: The Basics

President Obama is laying out plans to limit emissions in the U.S., bringing climate change into the spotlight on the political and scientific stage.

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Once In A Blue Moon

We always hear and use the saying, 'Once in a blue moon," but it turns out the actual blue moon is this week!

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Severe Weather Outbreak - July 27, 2014

A year ago Monday, our area was subject to severe weather.  We look back at that event in the weather blog.

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Social Mediarology

Facebook and Twitter are great when it comes to communicating the weather, but they have their limitations.

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Pluto Flyby: Putting It In Perspective

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 was a historic day for space travel and exploration.  It seems even more amazing once put into a local perspective.

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Severe Weather: How to Stay Safe

What should you do to stay safe when severe thunderstorms approach? The StormTrack 5 Weather Team has some safety tips. 

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Woof Woof - The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of summer are said to be the hottest days.  In the Tri-Cities, they really are!

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Smoke on the Water

Smoke from wildfires may actually have an impact on how much rain falls, and in some cases can lead to drought conditions.

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Why Does the Moon Look Orange?

A few pictures have surfaced of the orange/red tint to the moon and sun the last day or so, but it's not because of an eclipse.

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How to Take a Good Weather Photo

How to take a good weather photo and have the best chance of getting it on TV!

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Fireball Seen in the Sky Last Night

A fireball in the sky last night! What was it? Meteorologist Ricky Matthews has some ideas... 

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How Lightning Forms

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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

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David grew up in Knoxville 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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Tonight's StormTrack 5 Forecast, September 1, 2015

StormTrack 5 Team

Chief Meteorologist Dave Dierks with your StormTrack 5 forecast

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