Friday, December 14, 2007

Special Weather Statement

Quick post as I'm home at lunch having a bowl of soup on this cold day...from the National Weather Service, a Special Weather Statement has been issued.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NASHVILLE TN
949 AM CST FRI DEC 14, 2007

...HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY WITH POSSIBLE SNOW LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY

...A MAJOR STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA AS A DEEP...MID AND UPPER TROUGH...SWEEPS EAST FROM THE ROCKIES AND INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TODAY.

A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER EASTERN TEXAS DURING THE AFTERNOON...SPREADING RAIN NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF REGION AND INTO MIDDLE TENNESSEE BY EARLY SATURDAY.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARD TENNESSEE...RAINFALL WILL LIKELY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. AS A RESULT...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY BE NEEDED FOR SATURDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE COULD TOTAL AS MUCH AS THREE INCHES IN A SWATH FROM COLUMBIA...NASHVILLE INTO THE SPRINGFIELD AND GALLATIN AREAS...WITH TWO TO THREE INCHES OVER AREAS WEST OF A LINE FROM CELINA...MURFREESBORO TO WAYNESBORO. AREAS EAST OF THIS LINE COULD TOTAL AROUND TWO INCHES.

ONCE THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM GETS NORTHEAST OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE...LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...MUCH COLDER AIR WILL SPILL INTO THE AREA...CHANGING THE RAIN OVER TO LIGHT SNOW.

AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS UP TO ONE HALF INCH ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE FROM INTERSTATE 40 NORTHWARD LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...WITH UP TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE ON THE PLATEAU. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE UPPER 20S SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE...WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 20S SUNDAY NIGHT.

9 comments:

Mike said...

I am so tempted to drive up into TN and photograph some snow if it looks like it will materialize...

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

I hope it does materialize!! :)

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Rowdy57 said...

Me too I hope it does snow - My first winter in Cookeville!

Anonymous said...

Do you think that Sevierville will get any snow. I am from Sparta and going to the mountains tomorrow...?

Anonymous said...

Mike can you get on nashvillewx? Did the comments get that bad or is it just my computer?

Cameron K.

Daniel said...

The more eagerly you anticipate it, the more likely you will scare it away! Act nonchalant, people!

Anonymous said...

Its working for me now Mike. I suppose the server was to busy earlier.

-Cameron K.

FiveNineStorm said...

It looks a little better in Kentucky and Tennessee today. Would love to see some white stuff to. Also flooding could be an issue to watch also.

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