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Several Rounds Of Winter Weather Possible Through Next Thursday
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –According to the Nashville – TN, US, National Weather Service Several weather systems will move across the mid-state region Sunday, February 14th through next Thursday, February 18th.
One will be during the Sunday night through Monday night time frame and Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. Both of these events could feature initially wintry mix precipitation transitioning to all snowfall before ending across the mid-state region. Some significant snow accumulation amounts possible with both of these systems.
With still a great deal of uncertainly concerning specific location timing impacts and wintry mix/snowfall total amounts, please continue to monitor this developing weather situation as the weekend progresses. Additional statements along with possible advisories, watches and warnings may need to be issued later.
If you have travel plans, make preparations to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Power outages may also be possible. To keep current with the latest road conditions, call 511.
Current forecast models:
SUNDAY EVENING THRU MONDAY NIGHT
Most of middle Tennessee to the west of the Plateau and excluding northwest and west-central middle Tennessee
Description…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…
WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch possible.
WHERE…Most of middle Tennessee to the west of the Plateau and excluding northwest and west-central middle Tennessee.
WHEN…From Sunday evening through late Monday night.
IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
MONDAY – HIGH of 23
Snow likely. Some mixed winter precipitation is possible. High 23F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 5 to 8 inches of snow expected.
MONDAY NIGHT – LOW of 13
Watching a potential winter storm. Snow in the evening will taper off and give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 13F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snowfall around one inch.
TUESDAY – HIGH of 25 with a LOW of 13
WEDNESDAY – HIGH of 36
Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT – LOW of 30
Icy conditions with periods of freezing rain. Low around 30F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 90%.
THURSDAY – HIGH of 40
Rain…mixing with snow in the afternoon. Some mixed winter precipitation is possible. High around 40F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
THURSDAY NIGHT – LOW of 18
Variable clouds with snow showers. Low 18F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Create an emergency car kit. It is best to avoid traveling, but if travel is necessary, keep the following in your car:
• Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
• Items to stay warm such as extra hats, coats, mittens, and blankets
• Windshield scraper
• Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Water and snack food
• First aid kit with any necessary medications and a pocket knife
• Tow chains or rope
• Tire chains
• Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair
• Cat litter or sand to help tires get traction, or road salt to melt ice
• Booster cables with fully charged battery or jumper cables
• Hazard or other reflectors
• Bright colored flag or help signs, emergency distress flag, and/or emergency flares
• Road maps
• Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water
Bring your pets indoors
If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure they have access to unfrozen water.
Prevent Frozen Pipes:
• Insulate Pipes. The best way to keep your pipes from freezing is to purchase specifically designed pipe insulation.
• Keep Garage Doors Closed.
• Open Cabinets.
• Let Faucets Drip.
• Keep the Thermostat Consistent.
• Seal Cracks and Openings.
• Leave the Heat On.
• Open Interior Doors.
*Remember the harsh cold weather can be tough on our older neighbors, be sure to check up on them when you have an opportunity
To view more local Robertson County photos like the one above from the January 2016 Snow event, click here.