Friday, December 18, 2009


Excellent explanation by Justin Bruce at News 2 in Nashville on the winter weather event.

We are seeing a complete changeover to snow here in the Cookeville area. Temperatures are hovering around freezing and have dropped slowly, but steadily since 10 o'clock this morning. I don't think we'll drop more than another degree or two overnight. The snow will become a bit more scattered overnight and will remain scattered on Saturday. While we will see some accumulation locally, the higher amounts will be off to our north and east. Expect around 1" by morning on grassy surfaces along with some protected roads becoming hazardous, including bridges and overpasses.

Roads are becoming almost impassible in extreme northeast Tennessee.
TDOT's Smartmap
If you're planning on traveling that direction over the next 24 hours, please call 511 from your mobile phone. You'll be able to get up-to-moment updates on road conditions including any incidents.

I'm hearing a forecast of 15-24" of snow for our nation's capital. To put that into perspective, they've seen just two 20"+ snows EVER in Washington, D.C.

We measured .80" of rain before the rain-to-snow changeover. This gives us nearly 75" for the year which makes 2009 the second wettest in Cookeville's history. Enjoy the beautiful snow if you are fortunate enough to see it in your location and maybe the next storm system close to Christmas will affect us here in the Cookeville area with more accumulating snow.

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