Skip to comments.Snow and Ice in Clarksville, TN [Tennessee Ice/Snow Storm]
Posted on 01/29/2010 1:21:29 PM PST by Star Traveler
By Thea Agnew | January 28, 2010 |
According to the weather channel we are in the Winters 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 dont 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!
Use this thread to keep others up-to-date on what is going on in your area... for this state... :-)
Global warming has caught the last train to Clarksville.
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...
What part of the state are you in — and what’s it doing there?
less than 2 inches so far here in cookeville.
12-18 inches ? Who the hell is writing this malarkey ? We haven’t gotten but 2 inches in Nashville as of 3:30 pm.
I’m not, I’m in Virginia, which will be getting the snow starting tomorrow.
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.
Ahhh..., was going to get to that one later on... :-)
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
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...
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.
A bicycle covered with ice, leans against a wall of a building in central Berlin January 27, 2010.
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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!
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! ;-)
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.
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.
My family in OKC just off of I40 and Choctaw is getting snow and looks like there is no end in sight.
I had well over a foot the end of Feb. last year in Covington.
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.
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!!
I’d have never guessed you were from Cheatham County.
Yeah, I like to keep my location very quiet. Its safer for everyone that way.
Its coming down lightly, but consistently here. Its now covered the tops of the grassblades (a rarity these days). The highest prediction I saw was for 6 inches, but Ill 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 weve 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, thats 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... :-)
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!
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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,
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!
Oklahoma City, OK Close Radar Map
If you don’t believe me, google snowfall for Covington, tn
I would send a picture, but camera battery just died and is on charge.
Is that the Cheatham County in Tennessee?
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.
That wasn’t for one day, you mean for the whole month ?
No, that’s the Cheatham County in Tanzania.
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...
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.
I saw that this morning. It should be plastered on billboards across the U.S., Great Britain and Europe.
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.
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... :-)
Im in Huntsville, Alabama. Weve 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... :-)