Surviving the Storm

There is the possibility of thunderstorms mainly in southern Middle Tennessee overnight.  Dan did a great job of updating the weather changes over the next 36 hours in his blog.  It is a good reminder that spring and severe weather season is just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you know what to do? As I mentioned yesterday in my blog there is a great event this Saturday that will prepare you, it’s call Severe Weather Awareness Day.  You can read more about it in my blog from last night, click here.

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If a day long event is too much, next week is Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each day, I’ll be focusing on a different severe weather concern.  You can get the preview by checking out this fact sheet from the National Weather Service click here.

Later this spring the 4WARN Weather Team is bringing back “Surviving the Storm” for it’s 8th year.  “Surviving the Storm” is a weather safety program.  The 4WARN Weather Team travels all across Middle Tennessee visiting communities and presenting their free multi-media program.

This year the spring series begins March 31 at Trousdale County High School.  April 7 the team travels to Gallatin at Vol State for the 10th anniversary of the 2006 Gallatin Tornado that claimed 7 lives.  The other dates are April 14 and 21 and those locations have not been set yet.

Today I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at a Weather Safety Day put on for the 4th graders at Westside elementary, by some high school students.  The program was a project for FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leadership Association).

The 4th graders learned about severe weather and what to do.  They also received safety bags put together by the high schoolers. I often visit schools, community groups and churches to talk about severe weather.

Making sure you and other in the community are prepared for severe weather is very important to me.  If you’d like to find out more information about scheduling a speaker for your group or about our community program “Surviving the Storm”, leave a comment here or email me at

Lisa Spencer 🙂

About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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