Monday, December 01, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow !

SPECIAL WEATHER SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Issued by The National Weather Service
Knoxville/Tri-Cities, TN
3:50 am EST, Mon., Dec. 1, 2008

... SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVER THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT... A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION WILL BRING BREEZY WINDS AND A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. RIGHT NOW... IT APPEARS THAT TEMPERATURES WILL HOVER IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S IN THE VALLEYS TODAY... WHICH WOULD CREATE A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW WITH LITTLE OR NO SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO REMAIN WARM... WHICH SHOULD PREVENT ANY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. HOWEVER... SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AROUND AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET... WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE A LITTLE COOLER. MOTORISTS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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If the snow does not "arrive" here at home,

we might just have to go and find it !

Anyone want to come along with us ??

HOORAY !!

Right now I am going to the attic

to get the Snow Gear Bucket, and the sleds ...

just in case !

UPDATE: The flurries drove us "nearly to distraction" (borrowed from L.M. Alcott books !). All 6 Cherubs spent much of the day with their little noses pressed against the window glass, and had to be often redirected back to their school work. We stepped outside for a brief moment after lunchtime ~ long enough to catch some delicious flakes on our tongues. Alas, the snow flakes did not stick (the ground is still too warm), thus delaying until another day (or night - ha !) our sledding fun. Until next time .......

2 comments:

The Cowgirl said...

it snowed for a little bit during math class today. But i dint stay on the ground! : (

Priscilla said...

Just to gloat a bit... up here on the mountain we probably got a good inch and it stayed an entire day and a half!! Ha. ;)