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Just a couple of days after two significant winter storms brought widespread ice and snow to Middle Tennessee on February 16 and February 18, forecasters were becoming concerned that another round of freezing rain would affect much of the same areas that saw the heaviest icing - which still had up to 1/2" of ice on trees and powerlines that had not melted.
Areas east of Nashville, especially on the Cumberland Plateau, received the most devastating blow - with power lines, power poles, and trees coming down in many places, producing widespread power outages and blocking highways. In fact, it was considered the "worst natural disaster in the history of Cumberland County", according to Cumberland County Emergency Management. The Volunteer Electric Coop reported 35,000 people without power at the peak of the storm, including all of Fentress County and most of Cumberland County, as well as 700 broken power poles and $9.5 million in damage to their utility system. As of March 7, 2015, a few hundred people still remained without power in Fentress, Cumberland, and Putnam Counties.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I hope you get hit by blizzard after blizzard and we get some nice mild weather here in the UP. It is only fair, we got that crappy weather for many years, it is someone Else's turn.
One factor in play is the fact that the disturbance is still in an area that is lacking the kind of surface and upper-air weather data that are found over land areas for the computer models to ingest. Once the system reaches the West Coast later Tuesday it will finally be in an area where more of that data is available for computer models to use. This in turn may lead to a convergence of model scenarios towards a consensus, meaning, a "most likely" forecast.
When this occurs, it will give forecasters a much better handle on the details of the exact track and timing of the low pressure system that we expect to move from the southern states to off the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast coasts late this week. Also in play is the amount of cold air available for the storm to tap into along its path; that factor will determine which locations see snow, a mixture of rain and snow, or plain rain.
originally posted by: IngyBall
Models have been in somewhat agreement of having a possibly significant for the East Coast later this week so I thought this would be a good time to start a thread. The Track of the Low could still change but as of right now it looks like the East Coast could get burried. Unfortunately for me it looks like a clipper system might keep significant snow out of Central Ohio.