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Tyler Allender


Johnson City, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Tyler:

Maintaining your garden during the summer months

(WJHL) — As we continue to spring into summer, the focus of gardening starts to change. Andrew Valk with Evergreen of Johnson City says you should be cognizant of how you water this time of year. “The best thing you can do right now, truthfully is water, a heavy deep watering,” he explained. He […] → Read More

Trail Forecast: July 4 & 5

The heat will continue as we go into the holiday weekend with a little more relief in the higher elevations. Saturday looks mainly dry with an isolated storm possible mainly in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains. Moisture will start increasing from there and scattered thunderstorms are possible Sunday. → Read More

Storm Team 11: Drier conditions with more heat starting Thursday

Storm Team 11 Forecast:Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Partly cloudy skies tonight with a few widely scattered showers and storms continuing into the early evening hours. The low near 65 degrees. A hotter and drier pattern is setting up for the rest of the work week. We’ll have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies Thursday with […] → Read More

Trail Forecast: June 27 & 28

Rain chances may start to increase Saturday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. In general, rain chances are at 30 to 40%. Overall, it looks more unsettled Sunday as more moisture arrives. Both days could be on the breezy side with westerly winds. Be on the lookout for hazy skies […] → Read More

What are the most common snakes in the Tri-Cities region?

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our part of the country, two of the most prevalent venomous snakes we have to worry about are the timber rattlesnake and copperhead, according to Naturalist Rhonda Goins at Bays Mountain Park. How do you identify a venomous snake? The tell-tale sign is in the head. “They do always have triangular […] → Read More

Saharan dust to create more haze this weekend and perhaps lower air quality in the Tri-Cities

(WJHL)- Just about every summer Saharan dust makes the 4,000 mile trek across the Atlantic from Africa, but this year is a little different. The concentration of dust in the atmosphere as it’s arriving in the southeastern United States is thicker than usual. As of Thursday, the dust is mainly located across the Gulf Coast […] → Read More

Ask Storm Team 11: What causes large hail?

Tuesday’s Ask Storm Team 11 question was: “What causes large hail?” It’s pretty common around here to get quarter or golf ball sized hail in the strongest storms. Usually we don’t see baseball sized hail, but it has happened before. For large hail, you need a strong updraft, or an upward column of air, to […] → Read More

Trail Forecast: June 6 & 7, 2020

Sunday is the pick day of the weekend for hiking. There will be some scattered storms Saturday perhaps starting in the morning. However, as we head into Sunday drier and slightly less humid air as we’ll have a light breeze out of the north. As a result, a rain-free day with toasty sunshine is expected […] → Read More

Ask Storm Team 11: How do clouds form?

Tuesday’s Ask Storm Team 11 question was: “How do clouds form?” Clouds contain water droplets or ice crystals so in general the first thing you need is water vapor. A lot of the water you get in the air is caused by evaporation. From there, the sun helps to warm the ground and the air […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: Scattered showers and thunderstorms return

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Good evening! We’ll have a few passing showers tonight. The low at 53 degrees. Variable cloudy skies for Friday. There is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and evening. A few could be on the strong side with heavy downpours. The […] → Read More

Trail Forecast: warm up expected for May 23 & 24

Temperatures are on track to warm up for Memorial Day weekend giving us a good opportunity to get some fresh air. Highs will mostly be in the 80s except for the very highest elevations. There could be hit or miss storms this weekend mainly during the peak heating of the day through early evening. A […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: Off and on rain continues, Flood watch for the mountains

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Cloudy, cool and damp tonight as rain continues at times. There is a Flood Watch for the higher terrain of far east Tennessee and North Carolina up to Smyth and Tazewell Counties in Virginia through Thursday morning. Always seek higher ground if you encounter flooding. The low […] → Read More

Ask Storm Team 11: What are some noteworthy hurricanes?

(WJHL)- Tuesday’s Ask Storm Team 11 question was: “What are some of the worst hurricanes?” With hurricane season right around the corner, there are a few key aspects to consider, including cost, strength and deaths. Katrina was the costliest hurricane on record as a category 3 hurricane particularly due to levee failures in the New […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: Few showers or storms Friday as warm up continues

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Thursday, May 10, 2020 Good evening! We’ll have partly cloudy skies tonight with a stray shower possible. The low at 53 degrees. A mix of sun and clouds coming your way Friday with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. The high around 82 degrees. Any showers or thunderstorms that […] → Read More

Trail Forecast: Warm and spotty storms for May 16 & 17

As we warm up this weekend, the weather will pretty ideal for hiking. Spotty thunderstorms are possible, especially during the afternoon and early evening. There may be a little better chance of storms Sunday. Winds will be pretty light from the southwest for most of the weekend, 15 mph or less. Don’t forget the sunscreen! → Read More

Wettest April and wettest year so far recorded at Tri-Cities

(WJHL)- Tri-Cities Airport recorded it’s rainiest April on record at 7.55 inches. That’s more than 3 inches above average. Here’s how this April compared to some other unusually rainy Aprils. Every month so far this year has been wetter than average at the Tri-Cities Airport. In fact, at this rate, we are having our wettest […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: A few strong to severe thunderstorms this evening, Cooler and breezy Sunday

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Saturday, April 25, 2020 We are watching a storm system approach from the west tonight. It will give us a good chance for rain and even widely scattered thunderstorms. A few strong to severe storms can’t be ruled out with large hail and damaging winds the main concern. A tornado can’t […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: Heavy rain overnight with a severe weather potential

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Sunday, April 12, 2020 Please stay weather aware through the overnight! Windy with rain and thunderstorms moving through tonight. Some could be severe. The biggest threats are damaging winds and heavy rain/localized flooding. We’re expecting 2 to as much as 3 inches of rainfall on average across the region. A tornado […] → Read More

Storm Team 11: Chilly brisk winds tonight with a frost and freeze on the way after that

Storm Team 11 Forecast: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Variable cloud cover tonight with chilly, brisk winds. There is a slight chance of showers or snow flurries mainly to the northeast of the Tri-Cities. The low at 34 degrees. Morning clouds and a few rain or snow showers early followed by more sunshine the rest of […] → Read More

Tornado watch in effect for Dickenson, Buchanan County; multiple severe thunderstorm watches

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Two local counties are under a tornado watch as of early Thursday morning. As of 3:15 a.m., Dickenson and Buchanan County are both under a tornado watch. You can track the severe weather in our region by watching our radar online here. Below is a list of counties under a […] → Read More