Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow Continuing This Afternoon

Snow will continue to fall across the Cookeville area this afternoon. In fact, all of the Upper Cumberland is experiencing travel difficulties and they will only continue to deteriorate as we get into the evening hours. Currently, the short term forecast indicates the cold front is located just west of us. This front is bringing two things with it. The first is an increase in the snow intensity which we are beginning to see at 2 pm. That will be short-lived as we head into the evening hours. The second is very cold air along with increased in wind speeds. This will cause wind-chill values to be extremely low late tonight and all day on Friday. A wind-chill advisory is in effect for all day Friday when values could be below zero degrees.

TDOT is reporting hazardous conditions across all of the counties bordering Putnam. I-40 has patches of snow and ice from the Putnam/Smith County line all the way to the Cumberland/Roane county line.

Be careful on the roads this afternoon and tonight. Slow down and live.
*FYI* - The decision to close Putnam County Schools today (Thursday) was SMART. Can you imagine trying to get them out early and the headaches the back roads would have been?

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