Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Winter
Storm Watch...which is in effect from Wednesday morning through
late Wednesday night. A significant ice storm is possible.

* Geographic area: Nashville, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro
metropolitan areas, and extending northward and eastward to
include the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau.

* Timing: light snow and freezing rain will begin across much of
the watch area on Wednesday morning, with mainly snow occurring
along and just west of the Cumberland Plateau. Precipitation
will gradually switch over to freezing rain during the
afternoon, with light rain starting mixing in late Wednesday

* Accumulations: snow accumulation of one half to one inch will
occur east of Nashville Wednesday afternoon, especially along
the Cumberland Plateau. Meanwhile, total ice accumulations up to
and even exceeding one quarter of an inch can be expected
across the watch area through Wednesday night, with the greatest
amounts of ice occurring in areas nearest the Kentucky state

* Impacts: ice accumulations of these amounts will create havoc on
roadways and add tremendous weight to trees and power lines,
with the possibility of power and telephone outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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