Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snow Chances Christmas Eve & Day

Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 10:54 AM CST on December 21, 2010

....Potential exists for first measurable snowfall on Christmas in
17 years...

There have been only nine christmases with measurable amounts of
snow since snowfall record keeping began in Nashville back in the
winter of 1884 and 1885. The last time measurable snow fell on
Christmas day in Nashville was in 1993 when three tenths of an
inch was measured. Trace amounts of snow fell on Christmas in
2002. Statistically there is only a 7 percent chance of measurable
snow on any given Christmas. The most snow ever to fall on
Christmas in Nashville is 2.7 inches in 1969.

A major storm system is currently over the southwestern United States
and will move across the southern rockies on Thursday and into the
Southern Plains Thursday night. During the day Friday the system
will move from East Texas into Louisiana...spreading wintry precipitation
across the middle Mississippi Valley with rain across the lower
Mississippi Valley. As the surface system moves northeast into
Alabama and north Georgia Christmas eve night...colder air gets
drawn in behind the surface system...with snow is expected to
develop across middle Tennessee Christmas eve and continue into
Christmas day. Climatologically...this is a favored track for snow
in middle Tennessee...but since this event is several days
away...uncertainty still remains in the eventual track of the
storm system and snow amounts.

Sent from my VZW BlackBerry


Anonymous said...

Out of curiosity, where exactly is the Northeast Cookeville weather camera located? Also, it seems to be just a reposting of the Special Weather Statement of the NWS and not anything new or original.

Michael Detwiler said...

Hey Anon...

The camera is actually located on top of the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. It is located on the historic west side.

As far as your other comments about Special Weather Statements, I have a daytime job and I repost when I'm working versus stopping and reporting. Many people use this as a weather outlet for their single weather source, so the information is extremely valuable and the fact I send from my Blackberry is very timely, too.

Thanks for your comments! As always, it is appreciated.


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