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Ice Storm Possible Late Sunday Into Monday

Ice Storm Possible Late Sunday Into Monday

Weather advisory outline:

1222 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

 

...SIGNIFICANT ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS

OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT...

 

.AS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO FILTER INTO MIDDLE TENNESSEE

LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT WILL SLOWLY MOVE

SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE MID STATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY

NIGHT...A CHANGE OVER FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO

START ACROSS NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE MID STATE BY THE LATE

AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN WILL

SPREAD SOUTHWARD AND EASTWARD BY THE MID EVENING HOURS THEN

TRANSITION TO SLEET BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THESE AREAS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH FOR LOCATIONS

GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF A LAWRENCEBURG...TO MURFRESBORO...TO

BYRDSTOWN LINE...WITH AMOUNTS APPROACHING ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH

FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ALONG A WAYNESBORO...TO FAIRVIEW...TO

PORTLAND LINE.

 

FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINDEN...TO

ASHLAND CITY...TO CROSS PLAINS LINE...ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE AT

OR GREATER THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH...WITH BETWEEN ONE HALF TO

ONE INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS ACROSS

NORTHWEST MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

 

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY CONCERNING ARRIVAL TIMING AND

ACTUAL ACCUMULATION AMOUNTS...AND THUS A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS

BEEN ISSUED FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND

WESTERN COUNTIES FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR OTHER LOCATIONS

EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND OR GREATER THAN ONE

TENTH OF AN INCH BUT LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

 

 

 

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST

MONDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WHICH IS IN EFFECT

FROM 9 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY.

 

* GEOGRAPHIC AREA...FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF

  A WAYNESBORO...TO FAIRVIEW...TO PORTLAND LINE...AND FOR

  LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A LAWRENCEBURG...TO MURFRESBORO...TO

  BYRDSTOWN LINE.

 

* ICE/SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH UP TO ONE QUARTER OF AN

  INCH.

 

* TIMING...9 PM SUNDAY THROUGH 6 AM MONDAY.

 

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE

  TO ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. TREES AND

  POWER LINES COULD EXPERIENCE ICE ACCUMULATIONS...RESULTING IN

  POWER OUTAGES.

 

* OTHER IMPACTS...WITH NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO

  30 MPH...THIS COULD EXACERBATE ICE ACCUMULATION PROBLEMS ON

  TRESS AND POWER LINES.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR

FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR

SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.

 

---- For areas west of Nashville ----

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOVER...CLARKSVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...

ERIN...WAVERLY...DICKSON...ASHLAND CITY...LOBELVILLE...

CENTERVILLE

1222 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

 

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

* GEOGRAPHIC AREA...FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF

  A LINE FROM LINDEN...TO ASHLAND CITY...TO CROSS PLAINS LINE.

 

* ICE/SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...ONE QUARTER TO ONE INCH.

 

* TIMING...3PM SUNDAY UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY.

 

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE

  TO ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. TREES AND POWER

  LINES COULD EXPERIENCE ICE ACCUMULATIONS...RESULTING IN POWER

  OUTAGES.

 

* OTHER IMPACTS...WITH NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS

  APPROACHING 35 MPH POSSIBLE...THIS COULD EXACERBATE ICE

  ACCUMULATION PROBLEMS ON TRESS AND POWER LINES.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT

SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

 

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