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State Of Emergency Declared Due To Icy Conditions (TN)
Channel5 NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Channel 5 news staff

Posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:24 AM PST by EXCH54FE

Edited on 01/25/2013 10:32:23 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has declared a state of emergency as a precautionary measure to get emergency operations under way as the eastern portion of the state continues to see significant icing.

Although ice was beginning to melt in Middle Tennessee by midmorning on Friday, Tennessee Emergency Management Spokesman Jeremy Heidt said the state Highway Patrol was working 20 separate wrecks in the Clarksville area.


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KEYWORDS: globalcooling

1 posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:30 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
"Highway Patrol was working 20 separate wrecks in the Clarksville area."

Best to take the train.

2 posted on 01/25/2013 10:26:52 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: EXCH54FE

Here in western PA...got a call from school that the class ski trip was cancelled, due to snow....


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:27:05 AM PST by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: EXCH54FE

First time I’ve ever seen a forecast of “ice pellets”.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 10:28:10 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: EXCH54FE

We started the morning off with snow pellets, then sleet, then light rain that froze on contact, but main roads were sprayed with brine yesterday. Tough to walk on, interesting to drive on untreated roads or parking lots. Not heavy enough to cause power outage. But, it’s going to continue into the evening. I’m in NC.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 10:29:41 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: EXCH54FE

Climate change, it’s devastating.

Of course most of the broadcast meteorologists are fervent believers now, so every 3 inch snow and 0F overnight is hyped as a “winter disaster of epic proportions”.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 10:30:39 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: billorites

I’ll meet you at the station...


7 posted on 01/25/2013 10:30:57 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mrsmith

Otherwise known as sleet, lol.

There actually are snow pellets though, had those this morning. Looks like snow falling, but it bounces. Roundish little pellets, like styrofoam or something.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 10:31:19 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Dippen Dots?


9 posted on 01/25/2013 10:33:50 AM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: mrsmith

Sometimes they also call it graupel.

Another load of NOAA (gov’t) crapple.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 10:34:21 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: EXCH54FE

Would algore please pick up the white courtesy phone please............... hello? hello?


11 posted on 01/25/2013 10:37:14 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Guardian Sebastian

Sort of, lol. Not quite that large. You can’t hear snow pellets like you can hear sleet.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 10:39:37 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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"Roundish little pellets, like styrofoam or something."

Yeah, fairy poop.

Seriesly, graupel is that squishy stuff in which much air has been incorporated. Sleet, fairy poop without a stool softener, makes a noise when it slams against your bedroom window. Graupel, or snow pellets, doesn't.

Freezing rain occurs when rain becomes supercooled falling into a shallow layer of subfreezing air. If the cold layer is thicker, then sleet forms.

It's all a function of the vertical temperature profile prevailing in the atmosphere at any given time or place.

And Dick Cheney's weather machine of course.

13 posted on 01/25/2013 10:47:53 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: RegulatorCountry

We had those about a month ago here in the Detroit area. Quite unusual, I thought.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 10:48:42 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: mrsmith

Not long ago, here in Memphis, I got to see it “pouring sleet” for the first time ever.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 10:54:05 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: pgkdan

I do not miss living down there. This ice partially melts diring the day and re-freezes at night. Impossible to get in a vehicle let alone drive one. A 1/2 inch diameter branch can get covered with 2 inches of ice.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 10:54:59 AM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: billorites

What we’re getting now is light rain freezing on contact. No icicles, just a lumpy coat of ice on everything that hasn’t been brined. You can see where the splat of the raindrops have frozen.

Hope it stays light or changes over to something frozen as it falls, otherwise power outage is in the cards.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 10:56:34 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: billorites

I usually wait for the last one.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 10:56:47 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Sleeting with some snow accompanying here in Boones Creek ... everything is now iced over.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 11:03:40 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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...so every 3 inch snow and 0F overnight is hyped as a “winter disaster of epic proportions”.

What’s the big deal about winter storms? Snow happens. Blizzards happen. Wind chill happens.

The principal behind the Chicken Little effect: FEAR


20 posted on 01/25/2013 11:11:01 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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21 posted on 01/25/2013 11:43:37 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
There actually are snow pellets though, had those this morning. Looks like snow falling, but it bounces. Roundish little pellets, like styrofoam or something.

We had that in north Texas Monday before last - weird stuff. I thought a neighbor had put a ripped bean bag chair out for garbage pickup, or something - it looks just like little polystyrene beads. Unlike sleet or hail, the wind makes it move across the ground.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 12:23:23 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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These people have obviously never driven in the lake effect snow areas of the north, they need to try NW Indiana or the Cleveland/Akron area. Just got back from a little cruise from Portage County to Cuyahoga up I 271-I480-I77 and back w/crazy “stuck-on-stupid” NE Ohioans trying to rear end each other at 60MPH in a snowstorm-fun for all!
23 posted on 01/25/2013 1:46:22 PM PST by nomad
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We call those ground blizzards. Not a cloud in the shy and there`s actually a white light shinning but at ground level, all the snow that's not adhered to the ground is on the move with the wind, those are TONS of fun. Ever driven in a full-on 3-4 inch accumulation of freezing rain? That's a unique experience I would recommend to REAL adrenalin junkies and aficionados of terror movies, an "A ticket, white knuckle ride", thats for damn sure!
24 posted on 01/25/2013 1:56:31 PM PST by nomad
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People who have never lived in these areas think stories about lake effect snows are exaggerations.

25 posted on 01/25/2013 1:57:15 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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It appeared to miss us here in Dahlonega Ga.
was Ice this morning but turned to sprinkles
that started to freeze but now it’s dry although
very cold.


26 posted on 01/25/2013 2:03:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: billorites
Thing is, I work in construction, hold a Class-A CDL and work in the construction/trucking industry-FOR NOW (part-time college student). During the winters I drive a plow truck. I have been out in the worst of weather that North Eastern Ohio can throw at this region for the last 8 years and while I REALLY want to move down South when I transition careers, the wimpiness of some, NOT ALL, is a bit daunting. "Get a grip, its only snow!".
27 posted on 01/25/2013 2:15:12 PM PST by nomad
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