1 to 2 inches of snow Friday… Followed by one tenth to one half inch of ice
Smokey Barn News
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Robertson County,Middle Tenn.
More Dangerous Weather Coming Friday (Report & Timeline)
Winter Storm Warning From Noon Friday to 9 am CST Saturday
… Winter ‘storm watch’ has been upgraded to ‘storm warning’ by the National Weather Service from noon Friday to 9 am CST Saturday…
Timing… Noon Friday to 9 am Saturday.
Accumulations… 1 to 2 inches of snow Friday… Followed by one tenth to one half inch of ice in the form of freezing rain Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Areas along and east of interstate 65 will be the hardest hit… With new ice amounts up to one half inch. The east half of mid Tennessee may later be placed under an ice storm warning.
Main impact… Ice and snow will make travel hazardous. Freezing rain will add to ice that is already on trees and other surfaces to cause damage. Tree limbs are likely to fall… And power outages are likely.
Other impacts… Major disruptions to travel are expected Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning. Gusty winds will add to the threat for falling limbs and power outages. Warming temperatures and heavy rainfall will bring the potential for localized flooding on Saturday.
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow… Sleet… And ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
This developing storm system will spread moisture into mid Tennessee on Friday. With cold air already in place… The moisture is likely to result in snow. The snow will start off very light Friday morning… Then the intensity will increase Friday afternoon… With 1 to locally 2 inches possible. Going into Friday evening… Warm air above the surface will surge across the region… Changing snow over to sleet and mostly freezing rain. Significant ice amounts are expected…
With one tenth to one quarter of an inch of ice over the west half… And one quarter to one half inch of new ice for areas east of interstate 65. This additional ice is likely to cause major problems. Fortunately… Warmer air will continue to move in late in the night… With a transition over to liquid rain beginning along the Tennessee river around midnight… And moving east to the plateau by 9 am Saturday. After the change to rain… Some heavy rainfall is possible through Saturday with the potential for localized flooding.