Winter Storm Watch Issued For Late Wednesday Through Thursday

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The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Winter Storm Watch which is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

  • Timing... 4 am CST Thursday to 6 PM CST Thursday

  • main impact... 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation... followed by blowing and drifting snow. The snowfall will stick to road surfaces with no melting... and strong northwest winds will cause a period of blowing and drifting snow. This will cause travel problems or delays across the mid state.

  • Other impacts... another surge of Arctic air will move into the mid state in the wake of the system and will drive temperatures into the single digits Friday night... with wind chill readings below zero.

    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.

  • Nashville may be off to its coldest start of any year on record...

    Through Sunday daytime temperatures are forecast to remain at or below the freezing mark and with night-time temperatures forecast in the single digits and teens Nashville could be off to its coldest start of any year on record. Prior to 2010 the coldest first ten days of January was in 1942. Other cold starts were in 1879,1887, 1884, 1988, 1970, 1940, 1968, 1977 and 1979.

    Temperatures will begin to moderate Monday and Tuesday with highs expected to reach into the upper 30s.
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    January 05, 2010 at 4:56pm
    I just moved to Dickinson ND from Murfreesboro TN and would like to say to all my family in Mid TN

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    Fred N Debi


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