Chattanooga To Get Rain, Not Snow, On Christmas Day

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Precipitation is in the forecast for Chattanooga for Christmas Day, but to those who covet a white Christmas, it will be in the form of rain, not snow.

Rain is likely on Tuesday with a high of 56 degrees.

Meanwhile, AccuWeather reports all the ingredients are coming together for a major snowstorm to unfold Christmas Day and spread from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast.

Far more potent than the snow event headed to the Northeast Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this storm will unload windswept and burying snow on its northwestern flank.



While snow will push through the Rockies--including Denver--Christmas Eve, the worst of the snowstorm will take shape Christmas Day across the southern Plains.

Snow will intensify Tuesday as it spreads from the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas to the Red River and western Arkansas. The major snowstorm will then press northeastward Tuesday night into Thursday, passing from Arkansas into the Ohio Valley, then the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast.

Some snow could even press as far south as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Tuesday and northern Louisiana Tuesday night.

Residents and visitors of the central Great Lakes should not let their guard down as a slight westward shift in the expected storm track would cause the significant snow zone to also shift.

The storm has the potential to unleash more than a half of foot of snow starting Tuesday night in Arkansas. Totals may even top a foot, especially farther north across the eastern Great Lakes and interior Northeast.

While great news for children and those wishing their communities to turn into a winter wonderland around Christmas, the snowstorm is sure to create a nightmare for travelers.

Several inches of snow will alone make driving treacherous. Winds severely blowing and drifting the snow around will only worsen the situation by dramatically reducing visibility and further clogging roads.

Airline passengers in the path of the snowstorm should prepare for lengthy delays and cancellations.

Where the snow is preceded by rain, a greater danger lurks for motorists as rapidly falling temperatures will also cause any wet spots to turn icy.

There is also concern, greatest along the I-81 corridor of Virginia and the I-95 corridor of the Northeast, for an icy mix of weather to accompany the storm Wednesday into Wednesday night as it moves through the East.

Other areas east of the storm's track will be faced with a windswept and soaking rain with an outbreak of severe weather--including tornadoes--erupting in the South.

Holiday travelers may want to consider altering their plans to avoid driving during hazardous conditions and flight delays and cancellations, which windswept rain can even cause.



Chattanooga Police Identify, Charge Social Media Poster Who Warned Students Not To Go To School; 2nd Student Also Charged In Hoax

Police said they have identified the person who used social media to place warnings of a possible shooting at three local high schools.   Authorities said the teenage girl would be charged in Juvenile Court.   Police said additional hoax threats have been made, and a teen boy from another school has been charged in Juvenile Court.   Officials said, ... (click for more)

Family Of Woman Who Died At Silverdale Files Suit In Circuit Court

The family of a woman who died while incarcerated at the workhouse at Silverdale last Feb. 22 has filed suit in Circuit Court. India Palmer sued CoreCivic (formerly CCA) in the death of Dana Shunice Palmer. The suit, filed by attorneys Herbert Thornbury and Lawson Konvalinka, says Ms. Palmer was being moved within the workhouse when she obtained some contraband that had been ... (click for more)

MLK Boulevard TIF Is A Public Scam From People You Should be Able To Trust

TIFs (Tax Incremental Financing) were created to allow cities to do projects they cannot afford.  A TIF project also allows various private construction costs to be subsidized by sequestered  future  property taxes that normally would go into the general fund for running a city. It’s credit card spending with a new fancy name. Politicians love it because it sounds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)

Howard Nips Red Bank In McGary's Final Home Game

Two consolation games were played in the District 6-AA basketball tournament Monday night at Howard’s Henry Bowles Gymnasium and one was much more significant than the other. The Brainerd Lady Panthers had a strong fourth quarter to finally pull away from Tyner en route to a 48-34 victory while the Howard Hustlin’ Tigers escaped a hungry Red Bank team by a 71-68 final that was ... (click for more)

Howard Plays Like A "Miss Basketball" As Bradley Rips Lady Canes For 5-3A Title

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – In each of the last eight seasons, Bradley Central coach Jason Reuter hasn’t come close to winning the District 5-3A Coach of the Year award, an award voted on by the league coaches. In those eight years, however, Reuter has directed the Bearettes to a district tournament championship. Every year. Just like clockwork. That’s a tradeoff Reuter ... (click for more)