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Snow and Ice in Clarksville, TN [Tennessee Ice/Snow Storm]
Clarksville Online ^ | Thursday, January 28, 2010 | Thea Agnew

Posted on 01/29/2010 1:21:29 PM PST by Star Traveler

Snow and Ice in Clarksville, TN

By Thea Agnew | January 28, 2010 |

According to the weather channel we are in the “Winter’s Triple Threat”. Are you ready for this storm? As of 8:30 pm Thursday night, Nashville is supposed to get over a foot by the time it is all finished on Sunday! Clarksville is north of Nashville, so we are probably looking in the range of possibly 12-18 inches. Hopkinsville, KY which is only 20 minutes away from Exit 1 in Clarksville is said to have approximately 18 inches! (I cannot believe these numbers have been broadcast!)

Clarksville has been gearing up for this storm that is 1700 miles long since wednesday by putting down the salt or brine. The roads will be dangerous, so please stay off of them. There has even been concerns of power outages. As I was in Wal-Mart this afternoon, I ran into a lot of my friends who were getting ready for the storm that will keep us indoors. They even mentioned the fact that we might lose our electric. There is always a possibility. Those without a fireplace, do you know how you would stay warm if the electric is to go out?

Here are some ideas* to stay warm if you don’t have electric or a fireplace. First make sure that you have not blown a fuse and check your circuit breaker in your electrical home panel. If the power is out over a widespread area, it may take longer to restore power everywhere. Sometimes it can be out for days.

As of 8:30 pm Oklahoma is without power for 63,000 residents and it could take up to 5 days to restore power! They have freezing rain and will have over 16 inches of snow after that.

Texas has wind damage reports at peak: 7,500 without power and road crews are on 24 hour mode. Floods here and more to come! Wind has been the biggest culprit.

Arkansas is stock piling poles 400 linemen are on standby to replace. That is a lot of poles!

This is coming our way! Over 21 million people will be impacted!


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: snowstorm; tennessee; weather; winter
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Here's the storm that has been traveling across the country... hit Oklahoma big time, too...
1 posted on 01/29/2010 1:21:29 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: All

Use this thread to keep others up-to-date on what is going on in your area... for this state... :-)


2 posted on 01/29/2010 1:23:11 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Some FReeper articles on the current Oklahoma Ice Storm, which is what is moving over to the East, through Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, southern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina...

Ice Storm Likely Across Oklahoma

Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma

Henry declares state of emergency in anticipation of storm [Oklahoma Governor]

Winter Storm Update [Tulsa, Oklahoma]

Tulsa activates Emergency Operations Center as winter storm intensifies [Oklahoma]

Many power lines remain down as Oklahoma deals with winter threats [OK Ice Storm]

Governor declares state of emergency in Arkansas as winter storm moves into the state


3 posted on 01/29/2010 1:23:34 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Global warming has caught the last train to Clarksville.


4 posted on 01/29/2010 1:25:14 PM PST by jpl
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To: Coldwater Creek

Well, I got the Tennessee thread going sooner than I thought... :-)

Here ya go... have at it and let all the others in the state to post what is going on here...


5 posted on 01/29/2010 1:25:32 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jpl

What part of the state are you in — and what’s it doing there?


6 posted on 01/29/2010 1:26:18 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

less than 2 inches so far here in cookeville.


7 posted on 01/29/2010 1:27:41 PM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Star Traveler

12-18 inches ? Who the hell is writing this malarkey ? We haven’t gotten but 2 inches in Nashville as of 3:30 pm.


8 posted on 01/29/2010 1:30:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m not, I’m in Virginia, which will be getting the snow starting tomorrow.


9 posted on 01/29/2010 1:30:52 PM PST by jpl
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To: Star Traveler

My cousin is in Nashville.
They have 2 inches of snow and she has posted from her mobile phone that the lights are blinking out. It’s herself, her disabled son and her elderly mother. She said no help from caregivers because they can’t make it through the snow but they have plenty of food and firewood.


10 posted on 01/29/2010 1:31:26 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: jpl

Ahhh..., was going to get to that one later on... :-)


11 posted on 01/29/2010 1:31:43 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

We have about 3 inches in south Nashville right now...a little icing has started but is supposed to get colder and snow almost all night


12 posted on 01/29/2010 1:32:41 PM PST by Hotdog
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I have no idea, but be sure to post the updated forecast information for everyone else in the state... if you have articles or newscasts or whatever... :-)

I know from the state of Oklahoma, the forecast was changing every day and even every 6 hours...


13 posted on 01/29/2010 1:33:00 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Oh, no, no, no.
14 posted on 01/29/2010 1:38:37 PM PST by ari-freedom (Let me be clear: Obama sux)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s coming down lightly, but consistently here. It’s now covered the tops of the grassblades (a rarity these days). The highest prediction I saw was for 6 inches, but I’ll believe it when I see it. We used to get a (relatively) lot of snow in the winter season prior to the late ‘80s, but snow has been rare and we’ve had warmish winters since (I believe we hit 60 earlier in the week).

If we get to 6 inches, that might be the single largest amount in one shot in probably close to 25 years. We get 1 inch in TN (excluding the Mountains in the East, which is a different story), and everybody goes into panic mode, that’s how rare the snowfall has become.


15 posted on 01/29/2010 1:42:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Star Traveler
Good luck with the ice and Thanks for the thread updates..

A bicycle covered with ice, leans against a wall of a building in central Berlin January 27, 2010.
REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

16 posted on 01/29/2010 1:43:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Star Traveler

Bureaucrats actually closed schools in Owensboro, KY today, based upon the forecast of this “winter storm.” The only flakes anyone has seen are on TV!


17 posted on 01/29/2010 1:48:01 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Hotdog

I was about one inch on West End when we closed the office down this morning. It shifted down here to Franklin big time but we only have about 1-2 inches and it’s still “warm” enough that it’s just slush. But it’s going to freeze after dark.

The snow is real light now. There is NO WAY this is going to be 8 inches like they are talking even if it snows all night. It’s not.

At 7 pm I’ll still be drinking beer outside in the hot tub listening to talk show podcast! ;-)


18 posted on 01/29/2010 1:48:47 PM PST by Fledermaus (Welcome to the USSA: United Socialist States of America: Bow to The Obama!)
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To: Star Traveler

Snow started up here in Knoxville about an hour ago. Less than an inch so far, and roads are still OK, but that will surely change through the night.

I loved Mallard Fillmore in today’s comics... I’m not burning Al Gore’s books because I’m a book burner. I’m burning Al Gore’s books because I’m freezing.


19 posted on 01/29/2010 1:49:33 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Star Traveler

I am in Mississippi across from McNairy County. Just slush at this time and a cold hard rain. A couple of degrees colder and driving is going to be on ice. Everything is shut down in the city, school is out and everyone is hunkered down. I have to go in and take care of a couple of sick dogs but the roads are just slick..not treacherous.


20 posted on 01/29/2010 1:53:17 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Star Traveler
Al Gore commands the snow to stop!


21 posted on 01/29/2010 1:56:14 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Star Traveler
I'm in Covington about 40 miles N of Memphis. Getting tons of snow. My daughter is in Bartlett and is getting a lot of freezing rain.

My family in OKC just off of I40 and Choctaw is getting snow and looks like there is no end in sight.

22 posted on 01/29/2010 2:00:04 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I had well over a foot the end of Feb. last year in Covington.


23 posted on 01/29/2010 2:03:08 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I looked that up, Feb 28 ‘09. But we only had about under 2 inches in Nashville (less than what we’ve gotten since this morning). I find it astonishing a foot could’ve fallen further South.


24 posted on 01/29/2010 2:09:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Here in Cheatham County, about 20 miles from Clarksville, it looks like a Winter Wonderland. I live in the country and our roads aren’t salted. Its all white...roads, yard, mailbox, the pond...Soooo glad it happened on a Friday so we can enjoy it for a few days!!


25 posted on 01/29/2010 2:28:12 PM PST by CheathamCountyTN
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To: CheathamCountyTN

I’d have never guessed you were from Cheatham County.


26 posted on 01/29/2010 2:29:36 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yeah, I like to keep my location very quiet. Its safer for everyone that way.


27 posted on 01/29/2010 2:33:25 PM PST by CheathamCountyTN
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You were saying ...

It’s coming down lightly, but consistently here. It’s now covered the tops of the grassblades (a rarity these days). The highest prediction I saw was for 6 inches, but I’ll believe it when I see it. We used to get a (relatively) lot of snow in the winter season prior to the late ‘80s, but snow has been rare and we’ve had warmish winters since (I believe we hit 60 earlier in the week).

Well, on Wednesday we hit 60 degrees for a high in Tulsa, and I had already been posting for a day prior that we were getting an ice storm in Oklahoma. Everyone was rushing the stores on Wednesday in 60-degree weather with clear blue skies, such a beautiful day.

One day later, there was freezing rain, and ice building up and it hasn't been above freezing since then... :-)

So, it was weird to be rushing about for an ice storm/snow storm in 60-degree weather with not a cloud in the sky (at least at one point in the day, it was clear...).


If we get to 6 inches, that might be the single largest amount in one shot in probably close to 25 years. We get 1 inch in TN (excluding the Mountains in the East, which is a different story), and everybody goes into panic mode, that’s how rare the snowfall has become.
Do let us know what you get, and for all the rest of y'all in the state, keep us all up-to-date as to what's going on in your corner of this state... :-)
28 posted on 01/29/2010 2:39:55 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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A couple of inches of snow mixed with sleet in Estill Springs (not far above the TN/AL state line). Very slushy stuff. With temps not supposed to get above freezing until Mon. at the earliest, it’ll make for some nasty driving conditions. It’s still better than being clobbered by an ice storm!


29 posted on 01/29/2010 2:40:53 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oh, and one more thing... we’ve already picked up six inches of snow here in Tulsa, since just before noon today. And it looks to me that it will go to maybe 8 to 10 inches, if it keeps it up for another few hours...


30 posted on 01/29/2010 2:41:27 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NormsRevenge
You were saying ...

Good luck with the ice and Thanks for the thread updates..

I'm hoping that y'all in Tennessee will keep up the weather updates, since I'm not there... :-)

I'm in Tulsa and am just continuing the various "state postings" and getting those threads going. I hope those people in the respective states can bring us in reports.

31 posted on 01/29/2010 2:42:56 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Oldpuppymax
You were saying ...

Bureaucrats actually closed schools in Owensboro, KY today, based upon the forecast of this “winter storm.” The only flakes anyone has seen are on TV!

Well, the funny thing about that, is that here in Oklahoma, they were talking about the coming possible ice storm when this storm was still out in the Pacific Ocean... LOL...

And then, I was posting about the coming ice storm on a day when the high was 60 degrees, it was sunny and nice and not a cloud in the sky... hoo-boy!

Things do change fast...

32 posted on 01/29/2010 2:44:43 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: vetvetdoug
You were saying ...

I am in Mississippi across from McNairy County.

Y'all ought to start a Mississippi thread then, on this big storm... I'm trying to get some other states started right now... :-)

I don't know how far down into the state it's going there, but it is apparently affecting at least part of the state.

33 posted on 01/29/2010 2:46:11 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: CheathamCountyTN; fieldmarshaldj
Down here in Maury County (Columbia) I now have over 8 inches of snow as measured on my front sidewalk. The snow has stopped and now the ice pellets are falling.

We received over 4 inches of snow between 9:30a.m. and 12:30p.m. The snow then started slowing until the ice pellets kicked in about 3:00p.m.

This is my front yard at 12:30p.m. looking down the road. Sidewalk with snow
Those steps (barely visible at the bottom of the photo) are now (at 4:40p.m.) completely covered.

We were watching WSMV at noon and couldn't believe how little snow Nashville had gotten. It seems as if the storm shifted somewhat to the south, as Columbia was predicted to get only 1-3 inches of snow during last nights 6:00p.m. news broadcast. Oh well... I don't mind the snow... But the 1/4 inch of ice that is underneath it can be a problem if I really did have to go anywhere.

Stay safe, stay armed,
Raven6

34 posted on 01/29/2010 2:46:15 PM PST by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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LOL...


35 posted on 01/29/2010 2:46:31 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Coldwater Creek
You were saying ...

My family in OKC just off of I40 and Choctaw is getting snow and looks like there is no end in sight.

First it was the ice and now it's the snow... :-)

Since around noon today, in Tulsa, we've picked up six inches of snow... that's about five hours ago. And it looks like we might be going to 8 or 10 inches if it keeps up like this for another few hours... hoo-boy!

36 posted on 01/29/2010 2:49:39 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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I'm actually in San Jose where we hit 63 degrees today 8-] but we will get some wet tonight as dark clouds are building ..

Oklahoma City, OK Close Radar Map

Got Shovel?

37 posted on 01/29/2010 2:59:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If you don’t believe me, google snowfall for Covington, tn

Feb 09.

I would send a picture, but camera battery just died and is on charge.


38 posted on 01/29/2010 2:59:12 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; CheathamCountyTN
I’d have never guessed you were from Cheatham County.

Is that the Cheatham County in Tennessee?

39 posted on 01/29/2010 2:59:22 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Raven6

Yeah, that’s amazing you guys had that much dumped on you, especially considering you’re south of us. The snow didn’t even completely cover the top of the grass until maybe 1 or 2 pm. It’s still very light snowfall, we didn’t have it super-heavy, just light and consistent. It looks like it’s at around 2 1/2 inches as of about 5pm.

The worries of some of that ice you’re receiving may move north and hit us overnight, and that will be a mess. Even with our “modest” 2 inches, there had been about 60 traffic accidents reported (on the 4pm news on WKRN). My street gets priority to be cleared because it is an emergency vehicle route, so the salt trucks came by earlier in the afternoon. For a little while, the cars were driving just at or slightly below the speed limit, but they’re clearly going much slower now.


40 posted on 01/29/2010 2:59:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Coldwater Creek

That wasn’t for one day, you mean for the whole month ?


41 posted on 01/29/2010 3:02:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Right Wing Assault

No, that’s the Cheatham County in Tanzania.


42 posted on 01/29/2010 3:03:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Star Traveler

Zone Forecast
TNZ026>028-301015-
Cheatham-Davidson-Wilson-
Including The Cities Of...Ashland City...Kingston Springs...Lebanon...Mount Juliet...Nashville
413 PM CST FRI JAN 29 2010
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY...
TONIGHT
snow continuing. Additional snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.


43 posted on 01/29/2010 3:06:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
“I loved Mallard Fillmore in today’s comics... I’m not burning Al Gore’s books because I’m a book burner. I’m burning Al Gore’s books because I’m freezing.”

I saw that this morning. It should be plastered on billboards across the U.S., Great Britain and Europe.

44 posted on 01/29/2010 3:06:43 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberals are mentally ill.)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m in Huntsville, Alabama. We’ve been having a mixture of rain, freezing rain, and sleet all day. Been under a winter storm warning since mid morning.


45 posted on 01/29/2010 3:08:11 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Liberals are mentally ill.)
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To: NormsRevenge
You were saying ...

Got Shovel?

LOL ...

It's headed towards about 8 inches or more (here in Tulsa, OK), it looks like, with six inches already down on the ground, and that's from no snow at all at around noon (just the ice glazing from yesterday). That's about five hours ago... :-)

46 posted on 01/29/2010 3:13:55 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No, that’s the Cheatham County in Tanzania.

LOL!

47 posted on 01/29/2010 3:14:14 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: proudofthesouth
You were saying ...

I’m in Huntsville, Alabama. We’ve been having a mixture of rain, freezing rain, and sleet all day. Been under a winter storm warning since mid morning.

I think I can get an Alabama Storm thread going for y'all... :-)

48 posted on 01/29/2010 3:15:09 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ontap
Does this remind you of the mid-1950s when we lived up there?
49 posted on 01/29/2010 3:23:19 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Star Traveler
I'm north of Knoxville off I-75 about 18 miles or so. Maybe a half an inch so far but what’s hitting the ground is staying. It started about 2:30-3:00 this afternoon here with flurries. Up to 14 inches possible is what they're saying. I remember a couple of nearly two footers in the past 18 years or so. The first one I had to crawl out a window to get out of the house LOL.. I'm up on the north slope of a high ridge in a hollow so I reckon it's going to hang around a while on the ground also.
50 posted on 01/29/2010 3:30:20 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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