Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 9:48 AM CST on January 29, 2010
... The winter storm is moving in...
At 930 am... radar indicates that light to moderate snowfall is now
covering a large portion of middle TN. Much of the precipitation
over the plateau area was not yet reaching the ground. Some sleet
was mixing in with the snow across southern areas.
Prior to noon today... look for up to 1 inch of snowfall to
occur... primarily across the northwestern quarter of the mid state...
including the Nashville Metro area.
The Winter Storm Warning period is still scheduled to begin at
noon today. This afternoon... look for the precipitation to become
heavier with accumulating snowfall... sleet and some ice
accumulation expected for the entire mid state.
Motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution. A transition
to very treacherous driving conditions is expected as we go
through the day. In fact... some roads will likely become impassable
as we move toward this evening and into tonight.
Power outages may also be a potential problem tonight... as the
weight from the heavy snow can snap tree limbs and bring down
trees across the area.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local television station
for future updates.