Well, it was the FIRST SNOW of the Season. The Fall Season.
At 5:22 AM, the observer at the Airport had measured 0.3” of snow at McGhee Tyson.
1 hour & 38 minutes later...
By 7:00 AM, the observer at the Airport had measured a total of 1.7” of snow. And the snow, by then, had already ended.
That means for a brief time this morning, snow was falling at roughy 1" per hour, thus reducing visibility to 0.75 miles around 6:53 AM, based on the Airport observations.
Captain Accurate was calling for the potential of 1 to 3” snow in the Valley.
Last I checked, 1.7” falls between 1” to 3”. Sad that I have to point that out, as some only heard 3”.
What I actually wrote in the blog was:
"Most in the Valley will see 1 to 2" of snow fall with even less actually sticking
on the pavement."
Here's some more SNOWFALL TOTALS from NWS.
BTW, Knoxville got 1.8" of snow on January 29th of this year, making today's snow the biggest snow in 9.5 months.
So where do we go from here?
Temperatures will continue to DROP. The Record low for Wednesday morning is 17° from 1911. The Record low in Knoxville for today, however, is 20° from 1987...back when Ronald Reagan was in the White House. I know what some of you may be thinking: "David, it's not that COLD today."
Ahhh ! Not yet, but the 20° record low for today may be hit later tonight, after dark and before midnight. That would put 2 Record lows in play. Something to watch. Make sure you & your kids have sweaters, layers and a warm coat, tonight and Wednesday, especially.
Track the FALLING temperatures in Knoxville here:
Today, slow decrease in clouds, BITTER wind, falling temperatures
Tonight, mostly clear and COLDER, low near 16°......Record low territory
Wednesday, sunshiny and cold, highs in the lower to mid 40s
AND STARTING NOW, WE BEGIN ANOTHER DRY SPELL.
It''s not easy being Accurate