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NEW: Monitoring Drought Conditions

Drought conditions are exceptional out west, but we have to keep an eye on that at home as well.  Luckily, we have a way to do so now.

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Playing The Percentages: One Year Later

One year later, the confusion related to precipitation forecasts still exists. 

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Heat = Home Runs

Aside from baseball-sized hail falling in Oklahoma on Saturday, 41 actual baseballs were launched into the sky and over the fence in Major League Baseball.

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Double Rainbows: What Do They Mean?!

Each year at this time, we receive multiple pictures of rainbows following our usual late afternoon thundershowers.  The small-scale science behind a gift so grand happens to be pretty interesting.

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RECAP: Active Mother's Day Weekend

Mother's Day Weekend featured a little bit of everything as far as weather goes, and we were a part of the action as well.  

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Eyes On the Tropics...Already?

The Atlantic hurricane season doesn't begin until June 1, but some forecast models are hinting at an interesting coastal low later this week.  

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Major Tornado Outbreak of 2011

Four years ago, close to 200 tornadoes ripped through parts of the southeast in just one day.  Our area was subject to eleven of those.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday Morning

An annual event, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is set to peak Thursday morning, April the 23rd.  

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New Weather Look: What It Means For You

It's an exciting time for the StormTrack 5 Weather Team, as we debut our new look.  Chris Michaels explains what this means for you.

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Bristol Race: March vs. April

Rather than dealing with cold and snow threats for the spring race in Bristol, the focus in weather for the big event turns to warm air and storm threats.

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April Showers Pouring Down

We've made it through the first week of April, but with rain gear needed for a large part of it.

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April Flowers Bring May Showers?

After a little bit of research for the area, it turns out that maybe the tables have turned when it comes to April showers and May flowers.

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In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

The saying has stood true for our area, but for other parts of the country...not so much.  Here's a look in the rear view at the weather in March of 2015.

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ISS Flying Over Tuesday Morning

The International Space Station will be visible over our area for five to seven minutes early Tuesday morning.

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Winter 2014-2015 Recap

Meteorologist Chris Michaels recaps the winter that got a slow start, but sprinted with ferocity to the finish line. 

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Storm spotter training comes to Northeast State

The StormTrack 5 weather team and the Sullivan County Emergency Management Agency are partnering this year to encourage those interested in attending the Storm Spotter Training Class.

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Enough Is Enough - sNOw More!

After three rounds of brutal winter weather, we await the arrival of a fourth snow storm in the span of just nine days.

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Arctic Blast To Follow Winter Storm

If there is such a saying as the quiet before the storm, the aftermath of our winter storm is a bit noisy.

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Acts One and Two of Cold Air

It's been a fairly inactive winter for most parts of the area, but that's all about to change.  Chris Michaels breaks it all down in this week's weather blog.

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Keep Your Eye On Jupiter

Keep your eyes to the sky tonight!  Between Jupiter shining brightly, a full moon and the ISS flyover, there's a lot to look forward to!

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StormTrack 5 Team

Dave Dierks

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The Tri-Cities has been home for Dave for more than 25 years.

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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

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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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Summer means fun in the sun & pools opening

Natural Tunnel Swimming Pool

If it’s the unofficial start of summer, shouldn’t we be swimming? At least two local pools will be opening this weekend.

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