Widespread dense fog and ice could be to blame for a massive 45-car pileup outside of Nashville Thursday morning.
The 45-car pileup happened northeast of Nashville in the suburb of Hendersonville on the Vietnam Veterans Boulevard around 7:30 a.m. local time.
The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the parkway which reportedly was covered in dense fog and icy patches.
Multiple injuries were reported and at least one person was killed. Two school buses were involved in the wreck according to WRCB-TV, but no children were hurt.
Widespread dense fog formed throughout the Tennessee Valley this morning.
Observations at nearby Nashville Metropolitan Airport showed visibilities between 1/16 of a mile and zero from 6:49 a.m. to 9 a.m. eastern time.
Temperatures during this time frame were in the upper 20s throughout middle Tennessee which led to reports of freezing fog and icy spots on area roadways.
A stretch of higher-than-average temperatures will continue across a large portion of the Western U.S. this week.
A dominant storm track featuring storms moving west to east across Europe will result in a stark contrast between cold air building across Scandinavia and milder air masses entrenched near the Mediterranean.
After waves of cool air progress through the Midwest and Northeast this week, some areas will be cold enough for the first snow showers of the season by this weekend.
An effort is underway to fill a radar hole in Charlotte, North Carolina, and similarly populated areas in the United States to better detect and protect the public from severe weather.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) interfered with containment efforts in the West on at least 25 occasions in 2015.
An El Nino-fueled October will feature more rainfall and storms for Southwest beginning this week.
Early-season snows: Jay Peak 6 inches Warren 5 inches
New England (1990)
Remains of Tropical Storms Klaus and Marco brought torrential rains and flooding. Parts of Connecticut had 6 inches of rain or more. Stafford, CT, had 4.20 inches.
East Coast (1846)
Great Hurricane of 1846. Track: Cuba, Key West, FL; GA; Carolinas; Chesapeake Bay; PA - major damage all areas (Similar to Hazel in 1954). Lashed the Delaware River "into a perfect fury and its roar would have drowned out the thunder of the Niagara.