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Nick Austin

Nick is a meteorologist with 20 years of forecasting and broadcasting experience. He was nominated for a Midsouth Emmy for his coverage during a 2008 western Tennessee tornado outbreak. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Georgia Tech. Nick is a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in February 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” eight consecutive years.
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13 May
Nick Austin

Weekend truckers face severe storm threat in heartland

Forecasters calling for more severe weather this weekend in areas of the country already hit the past few days (video forecast included).

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12 May
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Trucker saluted for saving 6 victims from fiery crash

CFI driver Zach Yeakley “wasn’t really expecting anything out of it” when he was recognized for helping pull six crash victims from fiery cars.

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Flooding, road closures in Upper Midwest entering 4th week

Truckers will continue to hit delays from North Dakota into Minnesota as flooding persists along the Red River of the North (video forecast included).

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11 May
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High winds in Southwest raise rollover risk for truckers

Forecasters are calling for wind gusts in excess of 50 mph in the Four Corners region and other parts of the Southwest (video forecast included).

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10 May
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Severe storm threat rising for truckers in Plains, Midwest

Truckers will have to dodge gusty winds, large hail and possible tornadoes this week as severe storms target the heartland (video forecast included).

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09 May
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Wildfire risk heating up for truckers in Southwest

Truckers face elevated risks of low visibility and rollovers as fire weather conditions increase across the Southwest (video forecast included).

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06 May
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The Future of Supply Chain weather forecast: Clear road ahead

Thousands of people will be heading into improving weather as The Future of Supply Chain kicks off in Northwest Arkansas.

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Biden approves funding for New Mexico wildfire victims

President Joe Biden signed an emergency declaration that would free up federal resources for New Mexico wildfire victims.

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05 May
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Upper Midwest flooding could last until late May

Truckers may have to keep detouring around flooded areas of North Dakota and Minnesota for a few more weeks (video forecast included).

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04 May
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Severe storm threat heating up again for truckers in Plains

Forecasters are saying severe storms and potentially strong tornadoes could return to the Plains on Wednesday (video forecast included).

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