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Wintry Sunday afternoon Weather Update

The WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect. Expect snow to develop this evening. Snow is currently moving into Nashville and moving east.

Winter Weather Advisory begins at 3:00 pm.

Radar

https://www.wunderground.com/radar/us/tn/nashville/ohx

Summary

What a difference a day makes! One day we’re dodging severe weather and the next we’re getting ready for snow. Gotta love winter in Tennessee! 🙂

Snowfall totals have increased. Confidence is increasing in that Gulf moisture will combine with cold air to provide ample opportunity for accumulating snowfall. The biggest question is how long will it take for it to stick to this warm ground?

I think this is going to be a very pretty snow….the kind that lays on the tree branches and makes for great pictures.

Now is the time to go get the bread, milk, toilet paper, and snacks. You all know what to do. This aint our first rodeo. ha! Oh yeah, pull the windshield wipers up on the car too!

On a serious note, with temps taking such a plunge make sure outside spigots, vulnerable pipes, etc are taken care of.

Confidence is now high that mainly elevated surfaces will accumulate measurable snowfall. Snow should arrive around 5:00 pm. Keep in mind that snow totals can vary greatly over rather short distances. Tree branches and the like will collect snow first, with the ground and roads being last. Be careful on bridges and overpasses, as they will freeze much quicker than other roadways.

Snow Cream

This may be the most important part of this post (ha!).

NOTE: For chocolate, mix some Hershey’s cocoa a little hot water…enough to get it mixed up. Then, add it to the snow cream below to get chocolate. I would add a lot of cocoa but I’m a chocolate addict so I can’t be trusted with the measurement. haha Make it to your taste preference.

Remember the Fur Babies

Finally, please remember those outdoor fur babies. This weather change is going to be tough on them. Make sure they have a dry bed that is shielded from snow and wind. Warm clothing or shavings can help keep them warm, too. Make sure they have fresh water and plenty of food. They’ll need the energy to stay warm.

Tennessee Power Outage Map

This might be interesting to see if the snow tonight knocks out anyone’s power, especially over toward the Smokies.

Follow the link below to see current power outages across the state. Just remember to refresh the page, as it does not auto frefresh on its own.

https://poweroutage.us/area/state/tennessee

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Note

I’ll update again later this evening. FYI, in future weather events, whether it be severe storms or winter weather, I’ll update at the top and/or bottom of the hours and not at random times in between. The exception to that would be if something urgent comes up, such as a warning, that I would need to pass along info for. Please keep in mind that following the blog sends updates to your email inbox, which for many us sends an alert to our phone. Just find the “Follow” button in the lower right corner of your screen. Android users can download the app for instant notifications. iPhone users will have an app by the end of this month.

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