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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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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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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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Man vs. machine - who's winning the weather forecast?

Cell phones are a part of everyday life now, but are the weather apps on them better than humans?

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Storm Alert: 2016

The StormTrack 5 Weather Team presents Storm Alert: 2016 - a severe weather special designed to look back at the April 27th tornado outbreak and prepare you for the dangers of severe weather.

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Explaining Watches, Warnings and Outlooks

Meteorologist David Boyd explains the differences between a watch, warning and the outlooks you may see prior to severe weather.

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Change in Pacific Ocean water temperatures could mean a drier summer for us

A shift from El Niño to La Niña could result in a longer stretch of dry weather.  

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Sunburn's relation to solar elevation angle explained

Sunburn doesn't have so much to do with temperature, as it does the angle of the sun.

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Explaining Saturday night's strong quake in Ecuador

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening.

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2016 Atlantic hurricane season projected to be more active

As is usual, Colorado State University has issued their annual hurricane forecast - and it looks to be a bit more active.

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Why meteorologists are wearing a ribbon on Tuesday

There's a reason why our meteorologists are wearing red ribbons on Tuesday.

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Rare 'graupel' seen in parts of the area on Thursday

Snow? Hail?  Nope!  We explain what graupel is and why some of us saw it on Thursday.

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This weekend's freeze not like the April freeze of 2007

Any April freeze might get you thinking of the killer one in 2007.  

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April (snow) showers possible this weekend?

It's not completely unheard of, but a few snowflakes are possible late Friday.

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Remember when a foot of snow fell in April?

While we've certainly seen our fair share of early April light snow over the years, a huge snowstorm is pretty uncommon. But it has happened... 

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Today in Weather History: The 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak

4 Tornadoes touched down in our region, part of a much larger outbreak which included at least 148 tornadoes. 

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March 2016 ends as driest on record...now what?

March of 2016 was the driest on record.  We researched what usually follows dry Marches, and the results are pretty eye-opening.  

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Be Prepared: Know Where to Go In a tornado

Meteorologist Ricky Matthews explains where the safest place to be is during a tornado if you're in your house, car or elsewhere.

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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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