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  1. Pretty much a worst case scenario for that area. I live about 50 miles west and have been down that way a few times, it is indeed a flood plain. No way would I rebuild there. This area has a past history of flooding, but what made this exceptional was the massive amount of rain upstream. Residents keep referring to it as a tidal wave.
  2. There is a tragedy unfolding in Humphreys county as we speak. 15 now confirmed dead, and dozens still missing. Many of the dead and missing are children. Not a lot of media coverage on this, unfortunately. Some of the photos coming out of Waverly are just breathtaking. NWS Nashville recorded a record shattering 17.02 inches of rain in a 24 hour period. Some of the worst Flash Flooding I have ever seen. https://www.radionwtn.com/2021/08/22/death-toll-climbs-many-missing-in-flood-emergency-area-first-responders-on-scene/ https://www.newschannel5.com/news/photos-heavy-rainfall-causes-severe-flooding-in-middle-tennessee#id33
  3. Pretty nasty line that moved through West TN about 4 am. Over 8 thousand without power in my area. I'd estimate 60-70 mph gusts
  4. Picked up over 3 and a half inches of rain this morning in Obion County. Several reports of culverts and bridges washed out as well. Snapped these around 9 am.
  5. Same here in Union City, picked up an inch so far...coming down at a pretty good rate too. If we avoid any dry slot/dry air, we could pick up a few more inches
  6. Official totals have been bumped down here in far NW TN with the SE trend. An impressive string of advisories/warnings with this one too. Hopefully some of you guys will cash in
  7. Clouds cleared out overnight here allowing the temps to really bottom out. Minus 1 this morning, -9 wind chill
  8. Snow starting to wind down here. Kind of hard to tell here but this photo was taken in the road in front my house. Going to be a fun commute in the morning!
  9. About half an hour ago In Union City
  10. Hoping to get under a good band before this is over, it has been only light to moderate snowfall so far. Still managed to rack up about 3 and a half inches this morning.
  11. I'm thinking maybe 5-6 here, on the low end for sure. Not complaining tho!
  12. Starting to see some of the heavier returns settle in my way, starting to see some nice accumulations in a few areas
  13. Both PAH and MEM morning discos mention up to 20:1 snow ratios for this afternoon....unreal for this area 8 degrees this morning with a wind chill of -11. Gusts to 24. Brutal! From PAH: Additionally, with very cold tropospheric temperatures, snow-to-liquid ratios of 10-15:1 this morning are forecast to increase to 15-20:1 by this afternoon. So the combination of the strong forcing, high QPF, and high SLRs will contribute to very efficient snow accumulation. Overall, storm total snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches is expected, with some localized totals up to a foot. Add in the north winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph, and blowing and drifting snow will be a problem. All this adds up to a serious situation that will cripple the flow of traffic and commerce in the region. And dangerously cold sub zero wind chills in many locations heightens the threat to life. As a result, the Winter Storm Warning will continue through tonight. MEM: Short term...(Today through Tuesday)...An 850 mb low will move from Central Arkansas today northeast into the Ohio Valley tonight. Ample moisture and strong large scale forcing combined with a very cold arctic airmass will continue to produce wintry precipitation across the Mid-South throughout the day and heavy at times this morning and into this afternoon. Analysis of short term model soundings indicates precipitation will remain snow over Northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and Northwest Tennessee, initially a mix of sleet and snow along and south of I-40 and gradually transitioning to all snow this morning near the Mississippi River and gradually across the remainder of West Tennessee into this afternoon. Snow ratios will average from 20:1 near the MO/KY border to 15:1 towards North Mississippi. Meanwhile, precipitation across most of North Central and Northeast Mississippi will be a mixture of sleet and freezing rain then gradually transitioning to snow towards the end of the event towards this evening. Areas to the southeast of Tupelo are most likely to experience freezing rain for much of the event and the Winter Storm Warning was transitioned over to an ice storm warning where one quarter to one half inch of ice accumulation may occur.
  14. Slept in a little later than I wanted to this morning..haha Most of what is covering the ground we picked up with the last wave that came through sometime between 3 and 6, I'd say an an inch and a half to two inches
  15. I was wondering how close some of the p-type algorithms are to actual conditions on the ground. The progression of this Arctic air has been a gem to watch unfold.
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