Ice, Snow Moving Across Tennessee And Kentucky

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Heavy rain, followed by freezing rain, followed by snow plagues Tennessee. National Weather Service radar showed precipitation falling from the Mississippi River eastward across the Cumberland Plateau.

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Claire Coleman

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Jan 28, 2009
 
I live in Livingston and it is snowing/sleeting rain will it end any time soon
Rick B

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Closing schools in Davidson County today was just plain goofy. Whoever makes these decisions should lay on the couch and talk to the nice doctor.
boro776

Chattanooga, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
wonder how many of those snoody people are complaining about their utility rates-- they should be out in northwest tennessee and most all of kentucky helping restore power 24 hours per day.

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Here in Wilson Co. it's nothing more that a short squall. The ground is much too warm for the sudden dump of sleet and snow to freeze up. And the whole system is pretty short lived....LOL, oh for the days of honest to goodness snow fall and going sledding without the sled getting muddy and stuck with leaves. LOL!
sickandtired

Houston, TX

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Jan 28, 2009
 
ok so it did a little something...still not that impressed(sorry)

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 

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Rick B wrote:
Closing schools in Davidson County today was just plain goofy. Whoever makes these decisions should lay on the couch and talk to the nice doctor.
And if we got the weather that was predicted with the schools open people would be screaming they are idiots for not closing school.
I am Woman Hear Me Roar

Cookeville, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
madee in tn wrote:
Here in Wilson Co. it's nothing more that a short squall. The ground is much too warm for the sudden dump of sleet and snow to freeze up. And the whole system is pretty short lived....LOL, oh for the days of honest to goodness snow fall and going sledding without the sled getting muddy and stuck with leaves. LOL!
Oh for the days that it was knee deep and we built "jumps" for our sleds and snow forts in the back yard!
Robin H

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I don't remember ever having rain days in the 80's when I was in school. Who knows what will happen, closing schools on the assumption that something will happen is stupid. Kids have coats and the buses have heaters.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Robin H wrote:
I don't remember ever having rain days in the 80's when I was in school. Who knows what will happen, closing schools on the assumption that something will happen is stupid. Kids have coats and the buses have heaters.
Temp is now 30 degrees and dropping. Bridges and overpasses can freeze quickly, plus we have plenty of curves. Schools would be closing now anyway for safety reasons. Don't have a cow because the school system tried to prevent what happened a few years ago. It is easy to drive on snow if equipped, but event he best prepared driver cannot drive on ice, and that is what caused the problems a few years ago.

I for one enjoyed the drive into work this morning without all the busses and high school kids.
You are NUTS

Hendersonville, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Robin H wrote:
I don't remember ever having rain days in the 80's when I was in school. Who knows what will happen, closing schools on the assumption that something will happen is stupid. Kids have coats and the buses have heaters.
There is this cool invention that was made to help predict the weather since the 80s...it's called a computer.
Kelly G

Smyrna, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
I for one agree about the schools closing. As much as I love seeing my child off to school, I would worry constantly about my child on a bus that is on icy roads. And it is not the main roads the schools closed for. It is the side roads that do not get any salt trucks on them and the busses travel more. The side roads tend to stay icy and slick longer. So I believe it was a good call.

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Smyrna TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
You are NUTS wrote:
<quoted text>There is this cool invention that was made to help predict the weather since the 80s...it's called a computer.
And weather prediction is still as accurate LOL
You are NUTS

Hendersonville, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Jason B Bour wrote:
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And weather prediction is still as accurate LOL
No doubt! It has become worse, but they did the correct thing.
Rick B

Knoxville, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Jason B Bour wrote:
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And if we got the weather that was predicted with the schools open people would be screaming they are idiots for not closing school.
True on that as well Jason. It just makes me nuts. I've lived here all of my life and am a "southerner by the grace of God". Its just hysterical to me though the way people here carry on about this stuff. Everybody rushes to Kroger (that everyone here for some reason calls Kroger's...it does not have an S in it) to buy bread and milk. What about buying other things? What are they gonna do, just sit around and eat bread and drink milk. Good lord, its like we're preparing for a blizzard or something.
I am Woman Hear Me Roar

Cookeville, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Back years ago, it was more difficult to get out when it did really snow, as the counties didn't clear the roads very well. Now, in most instances, they get the roads cleared very well. There's not really a need for "bread and milk" runs nearly as bad as there was, say, 20 years ago!
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Jan 28, 2009
 
the sky is falling. oh my oh my
school is closing daycare closed, workers
call in. why ? was it news or just SHOWTIME.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
Rick B wrote:
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True on that as well Jason. It just makes me nuts. I've lived here all of my life and am a "southerner by the grace of God". Its just hysterical to me though the way people here carry on about this stuff. Everybody rushes to Kroger (that everyone here for some reason calls Kroger's...it does not have an S in it) to buy bread and milk. What about buying other things? What are they gonna do, just sit around and eat bread and drink milk. Good lord, its like we're preparing for a blizzard or something.
Funny thing is they can say snow in 3 days but no one runs to the store until the day before as if it was a surprise. I will see people buying a frozen turkey the night before Thanksgiving.

I got a good laugh during the gas shortage. They warned of the possible shortage almost a week in advance but everyone waited till the last minute to get gas. I was shaking my head driving past the long lines with my full tank.
Brandy

Antioch, TN

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Jan 28, 2009
 
You know, it is no different than the people on the Gulf who wait until the hurricanes hit before they try to leave... because now, the hurricane may be a threat! For some reason people love to procrastinate and them blame others for their losses.

As for the schools closing, I can't really say that I blame the school officials. I am fortunate enough to live in town and the roads are well salted in the days/hours before any serious weather strikes. However, I have lived in other areas where this was not the case. We have to think about this when we question why schools are closing. Just because the road in front of your house is clear doesn't mean all the roads in the county are clear. But on the same note, why can't we open the schools a few hours late? By 9am the roads around here were definately safely passable.

Since: Aug 08

Mt. Juliet, TN

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Jan 29, 2009
 
Brandy wrote:
You know, it is no different than the people on the Gulf who wait until the hurricanes hit before they try to leave... because now, the hurricane may be a threat! For some reason people love to procrastinate and them blame others for their losses.
As for the schools closing, I can't really say that I blame the school officials. I am fortunate enough to live in town and the roads are well salted in the days/hours before any serious weather strikes. However, I have lived in other areas where this was not the case. We have to think about this when we question why schools are closing. Just because the road in front of your house is clear doesn't mean all the roads in the county are clear. But on the same note, why can't we open the schools a few hours late? By 9am the roads around here were definately safely passable.
Had a chance to chat with the Director of Schools of Wilson Co. yesterday morning and from what he told me, I back his decision to close the schools 100%. He said he was going on weather predictions and also reports from the counties west of here who at the time were getting hit pretty hard. Now remember, this call needs to be made pretty early in the morning because the buses roll out around 6am. No one knew that the actual "winter" part of the storm would die down and speed up while passing through as the predictions all called for it to be snowing till noon or thereabouts. It's a call I wouldn't want to make as the weather is so unpredictable around these parts.

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