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Old 01-29-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I live over by Crossville and it looks like the freezing rain is rotating around us according to the radar We have about two inches of snow so far
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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We've got about 3 inches in some areas of the yard, 5 inches or so in the pasture and drifts of 6 to 7 inches or so along the wall that runs the length of our pasture. I went out a bit ago and the sleet had turned to snow again. Hubby just went out back and said it's back to sleet again. Who knows what it'll look like in the morning.

I'm in Van Buren County BTW.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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Just drove from Knoxville to Maryville and it is raining ice pellets. Bridges are a mess and the roads ranged from good to so-so. There is maybe one inch on the ground. It is 35 degrees right now and when it drops below freezing..... (especially those bridges)
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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We've got about two-three inches on the ground here in Johnson City. Precipitation for the past hour and a half or so has been nothing at all.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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Where is all of the snow that was expected? Too warm to snow I suppose.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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I had to call a vendor in Memphis, from my work today (I live in Calif) and couldnt get through, got a recording that said 'due to extreme weather conditions, this office is closed till further notice'. Needless, I couldnt help the customer who needed something ordered from that vendor.
Guess its pretty bad out there, eh??
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Middle, TN
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I had to call a vendor in Memphis, from my work today (I live in Calif) and couldnt get through, got a recording that said 'due to extreme weather conditions, this office is closed till further notice'. Needless, I couldnt help the customer who needed something ordered from that vendor.
Guess its pretty bad out there, eh??


So far we have 5'' of snow here, 52 miles south east of Nashville. Though Nashville is flatter than DeKalb county by far, they still have a few hilly roads scattered about there. Folks cannot get home from their jobs in many cases as many folks that work in Nashville make a 40-60 mile drive to work ( one direction ). There is no getting in and out of some of these hollers in snow ... 4x4 or not. Thats one of the reasons school lets out BEFORE the snow falls ... so the kids are not stuck at school because the busses can't get over slick hills .. and parents don't get stuck 20 miles away from home trying to get their kids home from school themselves. Alot of backroads people live on are only one lane .. and if you meet a car then one car has to back-up to find a spot to let the other car get by. Thats very hard to do on steep winding hills with no safety rails incase you slide off a hillside and flip countless times till you come to a stop 1/4 mile below landing in a creek or valley below. I think city folks orta take a few days to do nothing but drive country backroads and see if they'd want to risk the drive to school or work if it was them having to do so. Yes, us country folks CAN drive in the flat city where they salt and scrape the roads ... but terrain changes once you get out in the sticks where alot of the work force also lives and the state nore county do not scrape or salt the back roads. Many of the backroads in DeKalb & Cannon county have places so steep that you can only climb the hills in 1'st gear on a dry day and even on a dry day .. your car may spin if you try to climb in second gear because in second gear you'd have to get more speed up in order to keep you engine from lugging down. Hard to do that on hills twisting 90 degree turns while climbing darn near strait up. When it snows ... folks hang their coats on a door knob and say the heck with it. The good part of snow in TN is that it melts in a day or two in most places .. but sometimes we'll have ice on the shaded hilly backroads 5-6 days even in 50 degree temps before it's gone here. The last cold snap we had for two weeks left us with ice hanging down rock bluff's here from top to bottom .. and were about two to three feet thick nearly a week after it warmed up. That didn't effect us though as school was let out ... and we keep enough food in the house to eat a month without having to go to the store if need be. Once I ran out of smokes and had to get out of the holler if I wanted my smokes ... so I rode my 4x4 Suzuki ATV 5 miles into town and bought them. If not for the ATV in the barn, I'd done without a couple days as I woulda had to leave my truck between hills and walked home.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Fountain City got at least a couple of inches. More than west of south Knoxville, I hear.

Now it is sleeting.

My husband thinks he is going into work tomorrow. Yeah. Good luck with that.

It's gorgeous out, right now. You can't see the full moon - the brightest of the year! - but it is illuminating all of this beautiful white landscape.

I'm loving it. I can't sleep! Of course, I am going to miss the sledding if I don't knock out soon. Quick, someone. Get the rubber hammer.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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We've got a good ten inches or so here in South JC. I had to call out of work as there's no way I can navigate out to University Parkway (which I've heard is clear). Pretty major snow this time.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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We've got a good ten inches or so here in South JC. I had to call out of work as there's no way I can navigate out to University Parkway (which I've heard is clear). Pretty major snow this time.
Here's a webcam shot. JohnsonCityPress.com - Traffic Cam - Johnson City, TN

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