Is Knoxville protected from storms?
I have lived here (knoxville) now for one full year.
In that time, I have seen numerous severe weather alerts. Surrounding towns get slammed, but the storms seem to break up to the point that they become nothing more than, maybe, heavy rain once they approach Knoxville.
We have had only a couple instances of severe rain/lightening...on one day, I had 5 inches of rain in just 4 hours!
During the past six months, I watch the radar "in motion" of the weather passing up to and through Knoxville during these severe weather warnings. You can actually see the storms quickly go from a threatening "red" (severe) to a shade of green (just rain).
Am I actually seeing a known pattern here?...or is this just a year-long coincidence?
Today, the weather man suggested that we were in for a big rain today with some areas to expect up to 4 inches. In reality, it was just overcast with somewhat light rain... amounting to 3/4" so far. Once again, looking at the radar revealed the same "severe storm reduces to mild rain as it approaches Knoxville".