Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Don't Let Your Guard Down

We expect snow to develop across much of Tennessee on Thursday. It will begin in the western sections of Middle Tennessee first. By daybreak, Nashville should be seeing snow. By mid-morning, areas around Cookeville will see snow begin as well. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for 1-3" of snow. Just because it doesn't have the name Winter Storm attached to it, this system is powerful. One of the big concerns is the bitter cold and strong winds that will accompany frontal passage. Blowing and drifting snow will create hazardous driving conditions. Be sure to have a winter weather kit in your car. This includes a blanket and other gear you probably have around your home. Davis Nolan, at NashvilleWX, has an excellent post about this and some important information.

Excellent Snow Timing Map from NWS-Nashville

Useful Links:

*Tennessee WX* (weather discussions)

Nashville WX* (the weather blog of Channel 2-Nashville) (the above map image is from their web site)

TDOT SMARTWAY* (road conditions across Tennessee)

School closing links are on this blog on the right-hand side near the top.

TDOT has been hard at work in the Cookeville area getting the 'brine' (as it is called) down on the roads. 

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