Hamilton County Emergency Management Gearing Up For Winter Storm

Monday, January 15, 2018
The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency (HCEMA) continues to receive updates from the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tn., regarding the winter weather system that will sweep through the Chattanooga area Tuesday morning.

As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, here is the latest information provided from the National Weather Service:


  *   When:  Snow could begin early before sunrise for the Hamilton County area.
Snowfall will continue throughout the day on Tuesday. Snowfall is expected to taper off late evening, although some light snowfall could continue into the overnight hours Tuesday night
/Wednesday morning.

  *   What:  Currently the forecast calls for widespread chances for the Hamilton County area of around 1-2 inches of snow in the Tennessee Valley possibly more in the higher elevations and mountainous areas. After the snow moves out by Tuesday night/Wednesday morning cold temperatures will remain, with low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning expected to be in the teens or single digits. These cold temperatures will allow snow to stick on the ground for an extended period of time after the snow has stopped falling.

Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency will open the Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday at 6 a.m. with First Responder Agencies to assist with any winter weather issues.

HCEMA wants to encourage Hamilton County residents to stay tuned to your local media outlets for the latest winter weather updates. Also, HCEMA wants to remind the public roads may be very hazardous during the winter weather.

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