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WATERSPOUT FORMS ON AREA LAKE WHILE STORMS BRING HEAVY RAINS

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A rare weather phenomenon was captured on video and pictures yesterday afternoon in Pickett County. A waterspout formed on the lake at Sunset Marina. It did not last long and winds stayed below severe limits. 105.7 The Hog! Staff Meteorologist Steve Norris said a combination of ingredients came together perfectly to create the waterspout, including very warm waters that interacted with a “cooler” air temperature thanks to a gust front/outflow boundary. Norris said the outflow boundary feature, along with the geographic curvature of the lake, likely led to interaction such as what we would see on land as a gustnado, but in this case was a waterspout. Norris added that waterspouts are rarely seen in Tennessee. Along with the waterspout, heavy storms and rain fell across much of the area. In Overton County, over two inches of rain fell in a short time in Livingston. That resulted in roads flooding along and near Highway 111, West Main Street from the junction with Bradford Hicks Drive to the junction with Highway 84, and Hidden Valley and East Main Street to Byrdstown Highway. In Cumberland County, Crossville saw nearly two inches of rain in a short time from a storm. More rain is expected today, Memorial Day and especially Tuesday with the remains of Alberto approaching the listening area. (pictures used in this story courtesy of Jessica Scott Wilson)


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