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Old 06-27-2008, 11:19 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Talking Winter in Memphis

Yes it is summer and hot out NOW, but I am wondering what the winters are like in Memphis?

How often does it snow? How deep?

Are there ever ice storms (slick roads v. a bit of snow on the grass)?

Do they close the schools at the sign of the first snowflake, like they do in my home state of Texas?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Deep??? Ha ha. There is maybe a dusting of snow a couple times a year. it never sticks more than a day. We get ice storms more often, and yes, schools close down at even the thought of snow.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Winter never really shows up at all in Memphis, as far as this former northerner is concerned. It may get cold for a few days here and there but the whole season is kind of like a long, drawn out autumn. At the end of February, little flowers start to sprout and by March it get's into the 70's.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Didn't we have several inches of snow that stuck around for a few days a couple of years ago? The only reason I really remember it is because I had to fetch some employees that called in because they were "afraid to drive on the snow" 0.o

In the 20+ yrs I've been here snow staying on the ground is such a rare occurrence that I get all excited and happy about it when it happens.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I moved to Memphis from the north, you can't really measure the snow here in depth. The last two winters there were a couple days of snow and the longest it stayed was 3 days. You'd swear a comet was heading toward us.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: East Memphis
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Mention the "s" and the shelves will be empty of every survival item in the city before you can get the "now" out. Not to mention a 150% increase in accidents, all before the first flake hits the ground.

Ex-Pat
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Munford, TN
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Winter in Memphis is unpredictable. It could snow, it could not. It might not even be all that cold. It could be hot one day, and snow buckets the next day.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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It is not like living on the frozen tundra, but cold in Memphis is deceptive.
It usually feels much colder than the actual temperature.
And it is often very wet.

But we still get some lovely warm sunny winter days.

By January the daffodils are starting to come up.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Yes it is summer and hot out NOW, but I am wondering what the winters are like in Memphis?

How often does it snow? How deep?

Are there ever ice storms (slick roads v. a bit of snow on the grass)?

Do they close the schools at the sign of the first snowflake, like they do in my home state of Texas?

Thanks for your input!

The winters here (coming from Chicago) are like paradise. The only difference I can see is the technique that is used on the roads. Some type of sand and salt substance. It's so cute... A far cry from the iceland like temps in the Midwest.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Humidity makes it feel very cold. Maybe one ice storm a year. No real snow. Autumn is very, very beautiful here - and if you haven't seen spring in Memphis yet, you haven't lived!
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