Tennessee is a state that is known for its music and creativity in the arts, but there is much more to this region than basic creativity. It was, in fact, one of the first states to join the Union after the initial 13 colonies, officially becoming the 16th state in 1796.
It is a state that has three distinct regions of land, giving Tennessee doppler radar stations a workout because the variations between mountains and lowlands often create precipitation to be tracked.
One of the most beautiful areas of Tennessee is the Great Smokey Mountains, which have been made into a National Park and it is the most visited national park in the country. A wondrous diversity of life calls these mountains home and its look at ancient South Appalachian life is second-to-none.
There are three dedicated Tennessee doppler radar stations that provide weather coverage within the state. Let’s take a closer look at them:
Memphis: This community is all about music and barbecue. Having a Tennessee doppler radar station here helps local residents know when an outdoor dinner party with live music can happen… or if they just need to pull everyone inside to keep the party going! The first ribs place in Memphis opened in 1948 and it quickly garnered a worldwide reputation as being the best place to eat ribs straight off the bone.
Graceland Mansion, which was the home of Elvis Presley, is also located in Memphis. Nearly 600,000 people visit the lands, now a museum, to pay homage to the King of Rock ‘N Roll. Sun Studio is also on the pilgrimage list, as this studio has recorded many of the world’s best known musicians over time within its confines.
Morristown: This community might be small, but it is centrally located on the East Coast. It is less than a day’s drive away, in fact, from virtually every community that lies east of the Mississippi River. It is a gateway city to the offerings of nature that Tennessee can provide and if you’ve ever seen the cult movie The Evil Dead, it was filmed right in Morristown. There are more than 30 golf courses within 50 miles of this community and its focus on agriculture is evident in the 21 century farms that call this area home. All in all, that makes this small community the perfect place for a Tennessee doppler radar station.
Nashville: Country music and Nashville are almost synonymous, but there’s more to Nashville than just music. Two Presidents have called this community, which was founded on Christmas Eve, 1779, home. A captain from Nashville gave the American flag its nickname “Old Glory.” With that being said, much of Nashville’s history revolves around country music. For example, did you know that Roy Rogers was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame twice? Or that Dolly Parton now has her own theme park up in the Smokey Mountains thanks to her Nashville fame? Even the phrase “Good to the last drop,” coined by Teddy Roosevelt, was created in Nashville from local coffee!