Winter Storm 2016 Updates

Follow us below for up to date information from the National Weather Service regarding Nashville’s severe winter weather between January 21-24, 2016.


 

    • Issued by The National Weather Service

      Nashville, TN

      9:01pm CST, Sat Jan 23

… TRAVELERS ADVISORY FOR ALL OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

AS ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL POTENTIAL HAS ENDED… AND WITH SUNSHINE PERSISTING OVER MOST OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS ALSO… SIGNIFICANT MELTING OF ICE AND SNOW HAS OCCURRED ON INTERSTATES AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS ACROSS THE MID STATE. HOWEVER… MANY SHADED SECONDARY ROADWAYS HAVE RECEIVED ONLY MINOR MELTING… IF ANY MELTING. FOR THE INTERSTATES AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS ACROSS THE MID STATE… AS THE NIGHT TIME HOURS PROGRESS… WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO PLUMMET INTO THE TEENS BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY… AS PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES PREVAIL THROUGHOUT TONIGHT… EVEN ON THESE TREATED ROADWAYS… ANY MELTED WATER REMAINING WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF REFREEZING… FORMING PATCHY DANGEROUS BLACK ICE. FOR MANY SECONDARY SHADED ROADWAYS ICING POTENTIAL WILL BE EVEN MORE ENHANCED… WITH AREAS TO WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS BLACK ICE BEING POSSIBLE ON ROADWAYS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED MELTING… LET ALONE REMAINING ICE AND SNOWFALL ON PORTIONS OF OTHER SECONDARY ROADWAYS.

PATCHY FREEZING FOG FORMATION IS ALSO A POSSIBILITY ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE TONIGHT… LASTING THROUGH THE MID MORNING HOURS ON SUNDAY. PATCHY FREEZING FOG FORMATION WILL GENERALLY OCCUR IN LOW LYING LOCATIONS AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION… WHERE IT MAY BE LOCALLY DENSE ALSO. FREEZING FOG WILL RESULT IN SUPERCOOLED FOG DROPLETS THAT WILL FREEZE UPON CONTACT WITH EXPOSED OBJECTS AND SURFACES… FORMING A COATING OF RIME AND OR GLAZE… ENHANCING ICING POTENTIAL ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MID STATE.

AS A RESULT… HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITION ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT ACROSS ALL OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE. THUS… WITH THIS IN MIND… IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ONLY TRAVEL TONIGHT IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY… AND IF YOU DO… EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING AT A REDUCED SPEED AND LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION.

MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY… WITH TEMPERATURES NOT WARMING TO ABOVE FREEZING UNTIL THE AFTERNOON HOURS ON SUNDAY. THUS… HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ON SUNDAY.