Saturday, February 18, 2006

Winter weather to continue lightly throughout Saturday - WU

**This post was archived from the MemphisWx WunderBlog.**
UPDATE #4: The NWS in Memphis has cancelled the Winter Storm Advisory. Thus, I will stop commenting on this storm system except for a wrapup, which will come tonight.


UPDATE #3 (10:29 AM): The Winter Storm Warning has been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory. It has begun to sleet again here in Germantown, after a break in the precip that lasted about an hour. I have only seen one car on my street this morning. It seems that many people are taking the advice and staying home. In a little bit, I will venture outside to measure the accumulated precip and to take some more pictures.

Precip Report (as of 10:15 AM)
This map is based on storm reports from WFO MEG.
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UPDATE #2 (8:54 AM): I have posted some pictures of the sleet in my area. Look to the right of this post and you can see them.

DATA NOTE (7:51 AM): I cannot verify this, but I think my anemometer on my weather station is frozen. The wind speed is still functioning, but, according to the weather station, the wind direction has been the same since 3:00 am. You can check my data (updated every 8 seconds) here. Also, MEG is reporting 1/4" of sleet in Downtown Memphis.

UPDATE (7:09 AM): MEG has first official report of snow in Union City, TN - 2 inches. Just a warning: "METALLIC SURFACES SUCH AS FENCES HAVE BEEN COLLECTING ICE. EXPECT ROAD CONDITIONS TO DETERIORATE RAPIDLY. BRIDGE AND OVERPASSES WILL BE SLICK." (Quote from Short Term Forecast)

ORIGINAL POST (6:07 AM):Happy Saturday, everyone.

If you're in the Memphis area, you probably already know that it's been icing ever since around midnight. I really do not have any new info to tell you, except that the SPC has issued a mesoscale discussion concerning this event. Basically, all they are saying is that winter weather will continue throughout the day. (Gee, that tells me a lot!)

I will be updating this blog throughout the day, so check back often!

Closings Info
Here are the links to various closings lists.

Airport Info
FAA Live Airport Status for Memphis Int'l Airport

Road Conditions
Tennessee or call 1-800-342-3258
Arkansas or call 1-800-245-1672
Mississippi or call 1-888-728-4218
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