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Heavy snow, ice bury southern Plains, head east - STORMWATCH - 01/29/2010
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/10 | Eric Schelzig - ap

Posted on 01/29/2010 4:25:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southeastern states were bracing Friday as snow began to fall from a storm that has already toppled Midwestern power lines, closed major highways, buried parts of the southern Plains in heavy ice and snow and left tens of thousands of people in the dark.

Snow and sleet began falling Friday in Tennessee, ..

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Mark Rose, a forecaster .. "a major winter storm for this part of the country — heck, for any part of it."

The storm left 13 inches of snow in the northern Texas Panhandle, ..

Heavy ice brought down electrical lines and trees limbs, leaving more than 179,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma without power Friday..

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: heavysnow; snowstorm; southernplains; stormwatch

1 posted on 01/29/2010 4:25:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/


2 posted on 01/29/2010 4:26:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

4 day weekend here in TX Panhandle...18 degrees an ALL roads still like glass or closed with drifts.......we have been lucky to not lose power due the ice storm that hit before the snow came down.

Hope all stay safe an warm......


3 posted on 01/29/2010 4:33:01 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: NormsRevenge

Memphis proper is pretty well out of power. Ice and freezing rain all day.


4 posted on 01/29/2010 4:44:33 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: NormsRevenge
Will somebody tell me again about global warming? Where is Al Gore when we need him?
5 posted on 01/29/2010 4:54:32 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: NormsRevenge

Read a report that there were sleet drifts due to the wind and sleet. Never heard of those.


6 posted on 01/29/2010 4:56:33 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: JoeFromSidney

Al? Why he’s right here in Nashville - Belle Mead, actually, where the extremely well-to-do do whatever they do. No doubt several freezers full of good food and all that weed he grown under the lights in the basement will keep him all cozy for the duration.


7 posted on 01/29/2010 5:03:00 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: NormsRevenge

The storm just started here. Raleigh, NC.


8 posted on 01/29/2010 5:12:24 PM PST by lafroste
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To: NormsRevenge
One of my sons, a long hauler, was in the Tampa area Thursday and had 24 extra hours before he needed to head out for SLC - and could've visited family he doesn't see often.

However, he decided the better part of prudence would be to make a dash north in an attempt to get north of the storm and then head west.

He called me this morning, and was just skimming the very top of the storm - across northern Missouri.

Hundreds of truckers from his same company were trapped on 1-40 and 1-45, coated in ice on the closed roads. They'll be there for awhile and will miss their deliveries and a loss of drive time = $$$

9 posted on 01/29/2010 5:29:29 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: NormsRevenge

That 2” to 4” of snow predicted turning into 9” here in East Norman. We haven’t lost power but our streets are extremely slick and hazardous with the ice that is underneath the snow the temps at 23 degrees.

Where is Global Warming? I am ready for spring!


10 posted on 01/29/2010 6:04:59 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: maine-iac7

I-40 has been shut down most of the day through Oklahoma and at one time was shut from the NM border to AR and then it has been shut down going east as the storm moves aross the central part of the Country.


11 posted on 01/29/2010 6:06:54 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Memphis proper is pretty well out of power. Ice and freezing rain all day.

Out of power? Are you just making things up? I live in Memphis, and we're having scattered power outages at best - not widespread. This is a conservative board. Go to DU if you want to make up facts.

12 posted on 01/29/2010 6:12:40 PM PST by willieroe
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To: NormsRevenge
Follow up and post in your respective states and help the other FReepers in those states with the weather condition there... :-) See the right links below...



Some FReeper articles on the current Oklahoma Ice Storm -- and some other states. This is the storm that is moving over to the East, through Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, 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

M-CC should expect up to 6 inches of snow Friday [Kentucky Snow Storm]

Snow and Ice in Clarksville, TN [Tennessee Ice/Snow Storm]

Missouri Travel Conditions at Midday [Missouri Ice/Snow Storm]

NWS issues winter storm warning for north Alabama [Alabama Ice/Snow Storm]

Governor McDonnell Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Potential Winter Storm [Virginia]

North Carolina's 2010 winter storm updates [North Carolina Winter Storm]

Snow's Coming; Several Inches Possible [South Carolina Ice/Snow Storm]


13 posted on 01/29/2010 6:54:29 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: JoeFromSidney
You were saying ...

Will somebody tell me again about global warming? Where is Al Gore when we need him?

Ummmm..., it's "winter"... LOL...

Now, if we're in the middle of summer, in August or something and this happens... then I'll take some real notice of it... :-) As it is now... it's a good-sized winter storm...

14 posted on 01/29/2010 7:01:00 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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