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days in the Mid-State. But what about at night when see the spark but
can't hear the thunder? It's commonly called heat lightning. But as FOX
17 Skywatch Meteorologist Chris Justus explains, what is actually a myth
can pose a real danger.
It's bright, bold and a bit intimidating
but doesn't make a sound! Many refer to so called heat lightning as a
phenomenon that occurs in the clouds due to the summer heat and poses no
real threat, a very wrong assumption. In fact, it could be an early
warning sign storms are on the way. The myth comes from the belief that
heat generates lightning, something many in the Mid-State believe.
reality heat lightning is actually a myth. It's just regular old
lightning from a normal thunderstorm, but seen from miles away. So from
here in downtown Nashville you could see lightning from as far away as
Bowling Green, Cookeville, the Tennessee/Alabama line or the Tennessee
Just this week we caught lightning on our Sky Eye camers
from 75 miles away in Cookeville. Though our eyes can see the lightning
flashes, the sound waves can't travel from such a far distance! But the
people in Cookeville had the thunder, rain and wind associated with the
storm. The only truth to "heat lightning" is that it's dangerous!
Depending on the storm's motion, the lightning and storm could be headed
Don't take a chance, since we now now "heat
lightning is a myth", you should always head in doors as soon as you see
Tuesday, July 17 2012, 08:29 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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