Posted by: martysweather | January 30, 2010

1/30/2010 @ 7 AM in Bedford County, Tennessee

We’re encased in about 1/4 to a half inch of Ice and blanketed with 4 and a half inches of Snow. Look for Cold temperatures into the single digits tonight. Clearing tonight and Cold on Sunday. Relief comes Monday when it warms to the 40’s. The Ice covered Snow is so hard that it supports my weight in many places and was difficult to measure. Their is no way to travel to the Barn today without a lot of effort. My old dog Benji can’t manage getting down the steps and my young dog Missy isn’t happy either but she can at least go out. She’s just 5 inches taller today. Benji is thankfully puppy pad trained and a good supply of them is part of our Winter Weather supplies.Not a single vehicle traveled down our road in the past 90 minutes. My Ham Radio Wire Antenna is strained to it’s limit but is still in the air. The driveway is under all this somewhere but I can’t see even a hint of where it is. Now for the facts.

Reporting 4.5 inches of Snow and a half inch of Rime Ice.
Temp.25deg. and finally no more Freezing Rain at these temperatures. Very Cold tonight.

Bar.20.90″ after a drop to 29.75 briefly. Pressure is on the way up now.

Hum.90% as indicated but the Sensor is encased in Ice so it may well not be accurate.

Wind Not Available Due to Ice the Anemometer and Wind Vane are frozen solid. But best estimate is North and very light speed.

The Summary, Today: A chance of snow, freezing drizzle, and sleet before noon, then a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight: Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 15. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 32. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph. Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 16. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Rough day today. I hope the Electricity holds up. Stay safe.


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