Wed
Jan 27 2010
04:42 pm

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING ON FRIDAY...AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO DECREASE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU... NORTHEAST TENNESSEE INCLUDING THE TRI-CITIES AREA... AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY HAZARDOUS FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

TARGET AREA: Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Northwest Cocke, Cocke Smoky Mountains, Northwest Greene, Southeast Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Northwest Carter, Southeast Carter, Roane, Loudon, Knox, Jefferson, NW Blount, Blount Smoky Mountains, North Sevier, Sevier Smoky Mountains, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Southeast Monroe

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Anonymously Nine's picture

Can we panic now?

Can we panic now?

Or do we have to wait until Friday?

Andy Axel's picture

SNOWPOCALYPSE NOW!

SNOWPOCALYPSE NOW! zOMG!

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Calling to the underworld. Come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls.

Tamara Shepherd's picture

Anyway, girlfriends...

...be sure to hit (link...) before you head off to Kroger. They have that Kraft 8 ounce shredded cheddar on sale for $.99, but you'll snap up as many as four bags at $.49 each (because the coupon is for $1.00 off two, but you can print it twice).

We'll save, what, $6.00? We can buy a bottle of cheap wine! I'm getting a red, 'cause I already have the mulling spices and mulled wine is lovely during a blizzard.

And just ignore them.

metulj's picture

Snag a bottle of gluhwein at

Snag a bottle of gluhwein at Downtown Wine and Spirits if you are over our way! We picked up a bottle of armagnac the other night. Now that's some serious cold weather sipping.

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GoldnI's picture

We got it in St. Louis today

About an inch, came down pretty fast. But no real problems.

Brian A.'s picture

I haven't been watching

I haven't been watching local TV. What are the news stations predicting for accumulation?

Brian A.
I'd rather be cycling.

Tamara Shepherd's picture

5 to 9 inches?!

Well, the Natl Weather Service is saying...

ACCUMULATIONS: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU...NORTHEAST TENNESSEE INCLUDING THE TRI-CITIES AREA...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...AND THE CENTRAL TENNESSEE VALLEY INCLUDING KNOXVILLE.

...but I'm having a hard time believing it. I've been all over town today, without any jacket or coat?

(link...)

talidapali's picture

Speaking of...

have you noticed as you were driving about how insanely some people are driving? Two wrecks today in my area of town one pretty damn bad coming over the ridge from Halls and one that had Broadway in Ftn. City all backed up at school letting out time...

It's like you mention snow in a forecast and people lose their damn minds.

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"I never said I wasn't a brat..." ~ Talidapali

Brian A.'s picture

...but I'm having a hard

...but I'm having a hard time believing it

Yes, me too. I'll take the "under" once again. Doesn't it take a while for the ground to drop down to freezing after a 50F+ day?

Brian A.
I'd rather be cycling.

Tess's picture

"barometric pressure may alter the propensity toward impulsive b

(link...)

"Barometric pressure, emergency psychiatric visits, and violent acts," Thomas J. Schory, Natasha Piecznski, Sunil Nair, and Rif S. El-Mallakh, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 48, October 2003, 624-7.

R. Neal's picture

Upgraded to Winter Storm

Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning starting today at 3PM through tomorrow at 4PM, snow predictions now 6 to 12 inches.

But:

"THERE CONTINUES TO BE SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE EXACT TIMING AND LOCATION OF THE TRANSITION ZONE BETWEEN RAIN AND SNOW. A CHANGE OF ONLY A FEW DEGREES CAN MEAN A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN SNOW AMOUNTS."

Latest update:

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY.

* TIMING: LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW IS EXPECTED BEGIN FALLING THIS AFTERNOON...THEN WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO DECREASE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS: ROAD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS. TREES AND POWER LINES MAY FALL DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE HEAVY SNOW CREATING POWER OUTAGES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION...SNOWFALL INTENSITIES WILL BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED. IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

R. Neal's picture

School closings: Link...

School closings:

(link...)

SnM's picture

snark

Snowstorm U.S.'s "Reward for Being Good" Says Evangelist
Others attribute storm to Santa Claus, federal government, meteorological conditions

From APB reports.
KNOXVILLE - As a major winter storm wreaked havoc across the nation's Midwest and South, prominent evangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson deemed it "God's reward to the U.S. for being good."

Robertson, who said the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean island nation of Haiti two weeks ago was God's punishment for a supposed long-ago "pact with the devil," has neither a degree in meteorology or seismology.

"This big ol' snowstorm is God's reward for being good to hardworking Americans in the heart of America's Bible Belt," said Robertson. "For our goodness, He has given us a snow day."

In response to these observations, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs hung his head and sighed wearily...
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