Sunday, November 11, 2012

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Tennessee's winter weather awareness week begins Monday, November 12 and runs through Friday, November 16, 2012.

(Monterey, TN snowfall in 2011-courtesy: Kent Bilbrey)

As many of you know Tennessee does experience some significant winter weather. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, and severe thunderstorms including tornadoes may occur during the winter months. Ice storms, although infrequent, can cause all sorts of damage to the electrical grid in the form of downed power lines. Have a plan if your power should go out. The Disaster Center page has some tips.

This is a great time to check your winter preparedness plans.

Put the following items on your to-do list.

1. Make sure your N.O.A.A. Weather Radio has fresh batteries
2. Make sure you have a means of receiving winter weather information and be prepared in case you have no way to travel.
3. If you must travel in winter weather, be sure to have a winter weather preparedness kit in your car. Some great kit items should be the following:
Mobile phone with charger
sleeping bags
first aid kit
non-perishable foods
extra clothing
waterproof matches
sand or kitty litter for traction
windshield scraper and brush
tool kit
tow rope
jumper cables
water container
road maps - including a GPS device
The most significant winter storm in recent memory was the 'Storm of the Century' back in March 1993. In middle TN, Cookeville records 11" while Crossville receives a record amount of 18", as did Allardt with 14.1". The most snowfall in a 24-hour period in Cookeville was November 2, 1966 with 15.2"

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