Weather nerds, rejoice: Chelsea Bennett saw a circumzenithal arc over the city today:
Around 5:00 yesterday, a big storm rolled in. And it rolled in quickly, unleashed its fury upon us, then left:
— Nicholas Goodridge (@Nic_Goodridge) September 10, 2016
Reports of downed trees and power outages arriving, re both counties. This storm is legit.
— NashSevereWx (@NashSevereWx) September 10, 2016
— carlos rogers (@Carlos8791) September 10, 2016
— Patrick Geary (@IamThFEAR) September 10, 2016
In East Nashville, all we got was the rumble of thunder. Meanwhile, in West Nashville:
— Taylor (@takehull) July 22, 2016
— bethnash (@bethnash) July 23, 2016
— Paige Holman (@kphellothere) July 23, 2016
Jacques Woodstock heard a raucous in Sylvan Park, likely due to the lightning strike at Sylvan Park Paideia School:
@NashSevereWx emergency vehicles all out in sylvan park. Sounded like a lightening strike hit right in the middle of the neighborhood.
— Jacques Woodcock (@jacqueswoodcock) July 22, 2016
— Katy Morgan (@katymorganwx) July 23, 2016
Our local National Weather Service office caught a video of those whipping winds last night:
There were certainly a few large branches down in my yard this morning.
Meanwhile, NES reports that it is working quickly to get power back on across the city, and it expects to have most people back on by tomorrow night. Already, it’s down to 2,243 outages, down from almost 25,000 outages last night.
As of this writing, 24,986 customers in Nashville Electric Service’s (NES) service area were without power. And that number’s been rising rapidly over the past few hours.
Combined with the weather this week, it’s gonna take awhile to get that power back on for many customers. Crews will certainly be busy this weekend.
Rob West snapped this photo of a thunderhead in Brentwood this evening:
— Rob West (@RobWestIII) June 15, 2016
Don’t know what a thunderhead is? Neither did I, but Google did: “a rounded, projecting head of a cumulus cloud, which portends a thunderstorm.” Yeah, that seems about right.
It’s hot out there, and only getting hotter for folks at the CMA Fest (and the rest of us too). The folks at Vanderbilt University Medical Center want to make sure CMA fans don’t get heatstroke, so they’re handing out frozen towels in front of (what appears to be) a jet engine. WKRN reporter Paige Hill enjoyed both this afternoon:
— Paige Hill (@PaigeWKRN) June 9, 2016
Nashville Severe Weather reports that temperatures will get to at least the mid-90s on Saturday (drink lots of water, they say, and seek shade — and don’t forget the sunscreen). There’s also an ozone warning in effect for approximately the next 24 hours, so the weather folks recommend keeping outdoor exercise to a minimum tomorrow.
Victoria Parker watched that massive rainstorm we had yesterday afternoon roll in from her perch in Gulch Crossing (which is the most expensive commercial real estate in the city). And she shared a time lapse of that rather impressive weather event:
— Victoria Parker (@victoriawparker) May 12, 2016
This weekend, today included, is supposed to be nice weather. Nashville Severe Weather has the full report, complete with Seinfeld gifs.