Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blustery Afternoon (Snow Overnight)

*****9:30 PM UPDATE*****
It's 12° and the light snow is blowing around.  Accumulating on cars and protected areas.  It is a very dry, powdery snow. Won't do much to accumulate otherwise.  That isn't fog on the WEBCAM, it is SNOW! :)

***5:40 PM UPDATE***
Temperatures are down to 14° with wind chills in around 4.5°
Will probably need to see lows revised downward.

***4:15 PM UPDATE***
Down 2 more degrees to 19° in just 15 minutes. WCI is 10°

***4:00 PM UPDATE***
Temperatures are falling fast.  
Already down to 21° here. Wind chill 15°...
Portland (near KY/TN line) is 16° with 1° wind chill
Livingston (just north of me) is 18° with 3° wind chill
Temps are 20-25° colder in northern TN than southern
Chattanooga is 43° at this hour
Band of snow crossing into Tennessee
The strong cold front has slid southward and very strong west northwest winds (WNW) are making temperatures feel very chilly.  Current feels like (or wind chill) is running in the teens here in Cookeville, TN and even colder back to our northwest.

Temperatures at 2:00 pm across Tennessee
*Middle TN*
28° in Cookeville (wind chill 17°) Gusting to 19 mph
29° in Nashville (wind chill 18°) Gusting to 25 mph
*Northwest Middle TN*
21° in Clarksville (wind chill 6°) Gusting to 30 mph
20° in Paris (wind chill 5°) Gusting to 26 mph
*East TN*
34° in Knoxville (wind chill 21°) Gusting to 31 mph
45° in Chattanooga winds Gusting to 28 mph
*West TN*
31° in Jackson (wind chill 17°) Gusting to 35 mph
25° in Huntingdon (wind chill 11°) Gusting to 30 mph

Middle TN Weather History (from NWS)
**February 3rd**
1886-Nashville measures biggest snow ever in February with 9.8"
1970-Gainesboro received 8"-it's biggest ever
1997-Lightning strike injures workers at MTSU & knocks out power to 500 homes
1998-Big snowstorm on Plateau closes I-40 near Monterey for 18 hours backing up traffic for 13 miles.  Winds gust to 50 mph and 100,000 lose electricity.  TEMA reports damages of more than 5 million dollars.

We expect more rounds of snow (even though it is currently sunny) later this evening. Slippery road conditions are being reported in Kentucky by their state troopers around Bowling Green.

Davis Nolan at News 2 in Nashville reports wind chills could be dangerous (below zero) tonight.


Anonymous said...

Will we see any snow in lawrenceburg.Please tell me yes

Michael Detwiler said...

Adam...I'm afraid if you do, it won't be much at all.

Anonymous said...

im giving up on snow you have seen so much over there lately and all we see is rain


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