Devastating WildFires Continue To Impact Parts of Tennessee! (credit: Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz)
DISCUSSION: As of the last 24 to 48 hours, there have been a very destructive series of wildfires which have plagued many parts of the state of Tennessee. As captured in both the picture and video attached above, this has created a scary scene which truly looks like it came out of a horror movie. However, it is as real as it gets and unfortunately there have already been 7 confirmed casualties as a result of this large destructive wildfire across central/eastern Tennessee. This persistent wildfire has also already destroyed up to or possibly over 700 structures (i.e., which includes homes and businesses). This event has persisted for so long due to strong winds which were persistent during the morning and afternoon hours yesterday out ahead of the arrival of the cold front tied to the parent low pressure system previously centered over parts of the North-Central United States and is slowly beginning to push off to the east with time. It is worth noting that this parent low pressure system will continue slowing moving off to the east over the next 24 to 48 hours which will prevent the affected parts of Tennessee from receiving any additional rainfall to help further alleviate the destructive nature of this wildfire event. If you or someone you know lives in these parts of Tennessee or nearby surrounding areas, be sure to contact them and make sure they are safe and be sure that they stay with friends or family in safe locations far enough away from this dangerous situation.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz