Ashley Oaks subdivision

Continued rains have fostered the second occurrence of a lake in the Ashley Oaks subdivision in just under a year’s time. Sadly, two homes that were severely damaged last year have been lost to foreclosure, with one of them slated for sale at the courthouse today. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

Jefferson Countians can’t be blamed for starting to wonder if February has become monsoon season in East Tennessee – given school closures, road diversions and 4.29 inches of rainfall measured at The Standard Banner’s Dumplin Valley weather station in the first 10 days of the month.

According to Knoxville-based meteorologist David Aldrich, “This is the third consecutive February that is slated to break above average ranifall … We are closing in on the six-inch mark (in Knoxville) and we are expecting another three to four inches this week.”

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