White Christmas In Tennessee!

I thought this was an interesting statement from the National Weather Service out of Tennessee. If you want to see a white Christmas, it sure looks like our friends just to the north will get it. Here’s the statement for Tennessee (Not Alabama!):

…ACCUMULATING SNOW POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND…

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP NEAR THE GULF COAST FRIDAY BEFORE TRACKING ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES AND THEN NORTHEAST OFF THE CAROLINA COAST. WHILE THE TRACK OF THIS STORM IS STILL VERY UNCERTAIN…THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE INTO CHRISTMAS DAY.

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON OR FRIDAY NIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS RAIN…ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHERN AREAS…BUT IS FORECAST TO TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS FORECAST TO DIMINISH SATURDAY…BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

THE DETAILS OF THIS SYSTEM ARE STILL VERY UNCERTAIN…AND THERE IS STILL THE POTENTIAL THAT MUCH OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS RAIN OR THAT THE SYSTEM WILL TRACK FAR ENOUGH AWAY THAT VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL IN OUR AREA.   HOWEVER…AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT AT LEAST SOME SNOW WILL FALL…AND SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE. RIGHT NOW THE BEST CHANCES FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS APPEAR TO BE ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA…THE NORTHERN HALF OF EAST TENNESSEE…AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS…WHERE THE PROBABILITY OF AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF RAIN IS
LOWER.

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

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