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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2700 on: March 08, 2008, 12:22:16 PM »
My forecast faired pretty well for Middle Tennessee. I was a little high in Northwest West Tennessee. The very sporadic squalls of snow allowed some folks to recieve heavy amounts of snow and then right down the street 10 miles, very little snow.

After Consulting some official numbers from the National Weather Service in Nashville, I did well for everyone except for the following.

Here Are The Misses I had...

Cheatham County  Too High
Giles County         Too High
Grundy County      Too High
Houston County     Too Low
Humpherys County Too Low
Jackson County     Too High
Macon County       Too High
Perry County         Too Low
Smith County        Too High
Sumner County      Too High
Trousdale County   Too High

My Accuracy For Middle Tennessee Was 72%

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2701 on: March 08, 2008, 01:06:08 PM »
  My forecast for West kY was a little too high i had widespread 4-8 of course in some local areas it was almost like that.  My forecast of 4-8 west of the lakes and 7-13 east of the lakes was few inches too high but we still got a lot.

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2702 on: March 08, 2008, 01:20:49 PM »
well well once again Knoxville,tn (EAST TN) didnt get nothing!! wats new?? it snowed got a dusting then melted in 1 hr..of course!! i have a question to someone who would know. How come everything theres a chance of snow it ALWAYS misses knoxville,tn the valley?? y is that?? we USED to get tonss of snow about 10 yrs ago!!

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2703 on: March 08, 2008, 04:11:03 PM »
well well once again Knoxville,tn (EAST TN) didnt get nothing!! wats new?? it snowed got a dusting then melted in 1 hr..of course!! i have a question to someone who would know. How come everything theres a chance of snow it ALWAYS misses knoxville,tn the valley?? y is that?? we USED to get tonss of snow about 10 yrs ago!!

I think in general all of Tennessee's seasonal snow averages has decreased drastically over the last decade. It's the snow drought.
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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2704 on: March 08, 2008, 04:23:21 PM »
Wow! Parts of Nashville may get more than the Plateau. Thats a firs't

Oh I don't know. We wound up with about 4 inches here. That seems to be pretty comparable to what fell in Nashville. It looks like west of Nashville was the big winner with this storm.

It isn't really all that unusual for Nashville to have bigger snows than the Plateau. While our seasonal average over the last 5 years has undoubtedly been higher than Middle Tennessee's, Nashville has had a "big" snow since the Plateau has had a big snow (Jan. '03).

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2705 on: March 08, 2008, 05:19:23 PM »
2 1/4" just SW of Lewisburg. 
Not a big snow as we've had at least two bigger snows in the last 5 years, but in our current snow drought I'll take it. Would have been at least two snow days if had happened during the week. :'(

I don't know... considering how effective that March sunshine was in melting the snow today... the second day would be questionable (unless you were located in the northwestern counties where they got closer to a foot).

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2706 on: March 08, 2008, 05:34:16 PM »
I dont know. Some of the country roads down hold snow for quite a while longer than the main roads. Many are shaded all day long.

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2707 on: March 08, 2008, 05:46:04 PM »
We missed out on a lot of the heavier snow here..we got 1.5 inches only here in my area of Antioch (just like Weather Rocker).

Pretty disappointed with just 1.5, I must say.

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2708 on: March 08, 2008, 07:05:06 PM »
Oh I don't know. We wound up with about 4 inches here. That seems to be pretty comparable to what fell in Nashville. It looks like west of Nashville was the big winner with this storm.

It isn't really all that unusual for Nashville to have bigger snows than the Plateau. While our seasonal average over the last 5 years has undoubtedly been higher than Middle Tennessee's, Nashville has had a "big" snow since the Plateau has had a big snow (Jan. '03).
A lot of the time you guys will get more due to upsloping winds that basically squeezes moisture and gives you all more snow. However due to the Plateau's proximity to the low pressure center it took you all longer to accumulate a good snow. Whereas Paris and Clarksville had heavy persistant snow bands. Plus they didn't have to changeover (all snow)
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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2709 on: March 08, 2008, 07:21:05 PM »
Hey, is there anyway I can verify the official snowfall at BNA airport for this storm?  I made a bet with a coworker about how much snow would fall and we picked the airport as the benchmark thinking we could easily find this information; but I have been unable to find anything online.  I guess I could call them... but is there something online?
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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2710 on: March 08, 2008, 09:02:09 PM »
I think they only got .7 inches. Ridiculous, I know. I got my info from wunderground.com. I (in S. Nashville) always get more snow then they do along with everyone else. Don't know why. For instance, last year they recorded 2.2 inches of snow on the season I recorded 3.4. This year they have 1.9 inches of snow. Where I am, 5.0

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2711 on: March 08, 2008, 09:33:19 PM »
Hey, is there anyway I can verify the official snowfall at BNA airport for this storm?  I made a bet with a coworker about how much snow would fall and we picked the airport as the benchmark thinking we could easily find this information; but I have been unable to find anything online.  I guess I could call them... but is there something online?

Go to OHX's website - www.srh.noaa.gov/bna  Click on Local under Climate on the sidebar. There you can pick your daily climate summaries. Here is the one for today with yesterday's data:
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CDUS44 KOHX 090030
CLIBNA


CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
629 PM CST SAT MAR 8 2008

...THE NASHVILLE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 8 2008...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0600 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2008

WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         37    440 PM  81    1974  58
  MINIMUM         24    806 AM  12    1996  37

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T                         0.16  -0.16
  MONTH TO DATE    1.76                      1.26   0.50
  SINCE JAN 1      9.05                      8.92   0.13

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.1                       0.1             0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.8                       0.8             0.0
  SINCE JUL 1      2.0                       8.7             2.2
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           34                        17     17
  MONTH TO DATE  158                       148     10
  SINCE MAR 1    158                       148     10
  SINCE JUL 1   2781                      3088   -307

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0
  SINCE JAN 1      3                         0      3
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RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92           100 AM
 LOWEST     35           400 PM

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THE NASHVILLE CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   58        83      1918
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   38        11      1996

SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  8 2008.........SUNRISE   607 AM CST   SUNSET   548 PM CST
MARCH  9 2008.........SUNRISE   705 AM CDT   SUNSET   649 PM CDT

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2712 on: March 08, 2008, 10:38:35 PM »
If anyone wants to add anything to this topic, you have about 12 hours until I lock it for archive purposes.

Almost made it to 200 pages. ;D
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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2713 on: March 09, 2008, 08:21:27 AM »
Go to OHX's website - www.srh.noaa.gov/bna  Click on Local under Climate on the sidebar. There you can pick your daily climate summaries. Here is the one for today with yesterday's data:

Okay, I went there this morning and there is a report dated today, and it says that yesterday's snowfall was only .1" and the revised report for Saturday said Friday's snowfall was only .5"; so does this mean they only measured .6" snow for this event?  That can't be right...

Can anybody that lives within a couple of miles of the airport (or was at the airport Saturday morning) confirm they got more than 1/2 of snow??
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Re: March Snow 2008 (March 7-8 Snow Discussion)
« Reply #2714 on: March 09, 2008, 08:27:27 AM »
Okay, I went there this morning and there is a report dated today, and it says that yesterday's snowfall was only .1" and the revised report for Saturday said Friday's snowfall was only .5"; so does this mean they only measured .6" snow for this event?  That can't be right...

Can anybody that lives within a couple of miles of the airport (or was at the airport Saturday morning) confirm they got more than 1/2 of snow??

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