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Potential for Historic February Snowstorm in Middle Tennessee

By: Astrometeor, 10:31 PM GMT on February 15, 2015

From tonight into Monday night, a massive winter storm is expected to impact the mid-state. For folks in the northern tier, a nearly all-snow event is forecasted, with snow totals upwards of 6”, if not more. For the southern end, 1-3” of snow is expected, however freezing rain and sleet are definite concerns. As NYC residents learned a couple of weeks ago, there is uncertainty with the exact track. A slight shift north can deliver less snow and more ice to the mid-state, so stay tuned to the National Weather Service and your local meteorologists for up-to-date information.

Current snow total forecast from the Nashville NWS Office:

Ice totals (highly subject to change):

Luckily, many students are already off for school on Monday due to the federal and state holiday. Snow will start tonight into early hours Monday and continue all day Monday. So, we shouldn't expect a repeat of the 2003 disaster, where 7" of snow fell in Metro Nashville during the school day.

From there, a gradual shift to all snow is expected to envelop the region as the system intensifies and progresses eastward.

Radar pictures:

School Closing Information:

General Listing

Tennessee Counties

Thanks for reading, and please stay safe during this major winter storm. Buy groceries today before the weather turns worse, driving conditions tomorrow will be hard if not impossible. Check with your employer on whether or not working from home will be an option, or if reporting to work is a must.

I am stuck up north in college, with hardly any snow left on the ground. I dearly wish I could be back home in Nashville, TN right now. Good luck, and have fun sledding and making snowballs!

Locations of Site Visitors

References for Information:

Nashville Weather Forecast

Nashville NWS Home Page

Updates will be posted in the comments below. Radars should update themselves as their home pages update.

Snow Meteorology School February

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