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January 16, 2018 #TriCitiesWx Snow Update

January 16, 2018

You’re not seeing snow as of about noon, right? Right. That’s pretty much by design, and snow is indeed on the way.

The surprise was the fact that the sun was out this morning! That’s helped us warm up to close to 40 in spots this afternoon. That all is about to change as a cold front is in the process of moving through.

Proof of that is in the temperatures, going from east to west from Virginia through Tennessee:

  • Mountain Empire Airport (Marion/Wytheville): 40
  • Virginia Highlands Airport (Abingdon): 38
  • Elizabethton Airport: 39
  • Tri-Cities Airport: 39
  • McGhee Tyson Airport: 39
  • Knoxville Downtown: 39
  • Oak Ridge: 33
  • Crossville: 19
  • Cookeville: 18
  • Nashville International: 14
  • West Nashville: 12
  • Clarksville: 10
  • Paris: 10 (with 7 inches of snow reported)
  • Union City: 9

Snow is falling in most places west of I-75 and through much of Eastern Kentucky at this point. Snow is nearly over in Nashville, and the reports there are coming in between 1 and 3 inches, with most at or below 2. Parts of Kentucky are seeing 3-5 inches of snow.

As for our area, clouds increased today rather than last night for the most part, allowing for that sunshine earlier. The sun is gone now (at least in Blountville) and snow will begin in the next few hours.

And as indicated by the temperatures above, the farther we get into the snow, the colder it’s going to get. Middlesboro, Kentucky, started to see snow around 9am, and they’ve dropped from 32 degrees to 25 in that amount of time.

By 3pm or so, we should all be seeing snow and traffic conditions should start to deteriorate as the day wears on. It might be a good idea to be home by 5 if that’s at all possible.

I’ll have a full forecast coming up at about that time this afternoon.

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