Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Snow (Special Weather Statement)

Definitely appears we are in this winter weather pattern to stay for the next couple of weeks. A series of disturbances will make their way towards us over the next 4-5 days creating the chances, once again, for the white stuff.

I'm hearing a new term called SFS (Snow Fatigue Syndrome) or SDS (Snow Derangement Syndrome). SFS is the non-serious variety where you suffer from a desire to drive south until you reach an area that is in the 70's while SDS is a much more serious issue that involves screaming and crying at such things like weather forecasts, school closing reports, etc. Some have gone so far as to yell at their local weather people. I won't name any names! :)

The following is a Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service.

... More wintry weather on the way for middle Tennessee...

An active winter weather pattern will continue across the
region... bringing the possibility for accumulating snow in middle
through the coming week.

The first system will bring light snowfall late Sunday afternoon
through Sunday night. Accumulations are expected to be less than
1 inch with this system... and mostly over the north half of the
mid state. The snow will slushy... and warmer temperatures on
Monday will cause most of it to melt by afternoon.

The next potential snow maker will be a large storm system that
will develop over the southeast states on Tuesday. This storm is
expected to produce widespread precipitation over the eastern
United States... with some of that precipitation pushing into mid
Tennessee. The exact strength and track of this storm are
uncertain... and minor changes could make big differences in the
amount of snow. At this time... it appears areas along and west of
I 65 could receive an inch or 2... while areas east of I 65
including the Cumberland Plateau could get several inches of snow
Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Later in the week... cold air and a series of weak systems could
bring additional light snowfall.

During this period of fast changing and complex winter weather
patterns... decision makers and people with travel plans should
monitor updated weather information frequently. Be prepared to
adjust your plans accordingly if winter weather advisories or
warnings are issued

*Latest Local Forecast*
Join me on: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Nashville Weather CookevilleTimes Weather My Google Profile

No comments:


Member-American Meteorological Society