Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cold Saturday (Snow Possible Later)

***1:30 PM UPDATE***
No changes, right now, in our thinking.  Rain this afternoon will switch over to a mix after dark and then to all snow after midnight.  I see nothing, at this point, to indicate more accumulation (other than an inch or two) here in Cookeville.  As always, will keep on watching this developing situation and repost as conditions warrant!!

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I'll begin by saying this is a complicated weather event.  The exact timing of the rain changing to snow is a little difficult to predict right now.  Additionally, the exact amount of snow is a gamble at this point.  Here is what we know....

Rain today with temperatures holding mostly steady around 40°....with a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for tonight as temperatures fall and the rain is mixing with and eventually changing over to all snow.  Total snow accumulations could be as high as 2" for us with higher accumulations to our west. 

Like I said earlier, our friends west of us will see more accumulation than here in Cookeville. A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for much of West Tennessee and North Mississippi where 3 or more inches of snow will be common. I won't be surprised to see some accumulations of snow reach 6" in the warned area.  Memphis-NWS office link

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Have a great day..and watch for the SNOW! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! Maybe 6" in some areas? That would be something. I guess this means that our March is coming in "like a lion?"

Anonymous said...


Mike Wilhelm said...

I would absolutely not doubt 6" in some areas.


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