Hi all. Talking about winter here in Tennessee is problematic for me. The reason is that I grew up in the north where six inches of snow was just a dusting. Eighteen inches was an inconvenience. So when winter storm warnings are issued in Tennessee, everything comes to a stop long before the first flake falls. When a winter storm warning is issued, grocery store shelves are emptied in minutes, schools close the day before and salt is on the roads 48 hours before that first flake. Southerners are afraid of snow, northerners relish it. Or most of them do. Not me!!! The past 24 hours we were under a winter storm warning. This is the picture I took yesterday morning. Not much by anyone’s standards, except the news stations. The newscasters were out in the snow showing how much was on the ground at this point.
The grass isn’t even covered.
I took this picture mid afternoon. Roads are still pretty much clear. It’s just a nice winter day. Traffic is moving along. The kids are out having fun sledding. My grandson wants summer so he can go golfing. My granddaughter loves the snow and can’t wait to get out in it. Kids only get to do that about once a winter. Here in Tennessee we mostly only have 2″ fall maybe twice a winter. We are more prone to ice storms and that was also being predicted.
The grass is covered here. Not a bad storm……
This was taken early evening. The roads are covered with ice and snow. There’s very little traffic on my road and it’s usually busy. At this point we had about 2″ with another two inches additional overnight.
Unless it warms up, this snow will close a lot of things down for days. Schools won’t be open on Monday. They say it’s because of the roads in the hills. The sun can’t reach the pavement so the roads stay slick and the buses can’t run those routes.