Cold Winds Sweeping Eastward, Southward

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cold air was pouring in across the Midwest Friday morning, will reach the Appalachians Friday afternoon and will sweep to the Atlantic coast Friday night.

In the wake of a strong cold front, temperatures have been slashed by 25 to 35 degrees over the Upper Midwest.

While the magnitude of the temperature change will be somewhat less extreme as the front progresses eastward, temperatures will be slashed by 20 to 25 degrees over the Ohio Valley and 15 to 20 degrees along the Atlantic Seaboard Saturday and Sunday, when compared to highs during the latter part of this week.

Much cooler air will continue to push across the South, reaching south Texas and much of central Florida. Temperatures will be shaved by 10 to 20 degrees in most areas.

The impact of the front will only diminish over South Florida.

The flow of cold air over relatively warm water will cause lake-effect snow, flurries and squalls to spread from northwest to southeast, down wind of the Great Lakes. A couple of snow squalls can reach as far as the central Appalachians with a flurry possible in some of the northern and western suburbs of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City on Saturday.

While everyone may not be a fan of the chilly, blustery weather, the pattern will stir the atmospheric conditions that have helped to produce locally dense fog during recent mornings. 

Dense fog caused hundreds of flights to be canceled Wednesday around Chicago, contributed to vehicle accidents near Houston and caused delays around Detroit on Thanksgiving and then visited part of the I-95 Northeast on Black Friday.

Chicago experienced temperatures in the 60s Thanksgiving afternoon. During the midday hours Friday actual temperatures were hovering in the 30s. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures were near 10 degrees.

In St. Louis, temperatures peaked near 70 Thanksgiving afternoon, but were hovering in the middle 40s at midday Friday with RealFeel temperatures near the freezing mark.

Temperatures peaked near 80 degrees Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day at Dallas, but Friday morning RealFeel temperatures were hovering in the 50s.


Tennessee's Infrastructure Needs Stand At $38.8 Billion

Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%) compared with the year before.   ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANGLE, NIKIA MARIE 3125 BENNETT RD EAST RIDGE, 37421 23 Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY ASHLEY, LAURA ANN 480 CEDAR STREET APT 11 DUNLAP, 37327 36 Red Bank POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BROGDON, KEVIN LEON 1504 JOHN ROSS ROAD EAST RIDGE, 37412 24 East Ridge FILING FALSE ... (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)

Freeman-Led Owls Whip Cleveland, 30-14, To Win 5-AAA Title

Junior Rashun Freeman's stunning versatility stole the show Friday night. Freeman caught a touchdown pass, returned a punt for a second score and had one of three Ooltewah interceptions as the fourth-ranked Owls whipped Cleveland, 30-14, to win the District 5-AAA championship in front of a near-capacity crowd at James N. Monroe Stadium. “I practice hard and that shows ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats Father Ryan For D-II State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Friday was a magical day for the Baylor Lady Red Raider volleyball team. Facing arch-rival Father Ryan for the fourth time this season, Baylor evened the score at 2-2, but the last time at Siegel High School was the sweetest as it came in the championship match of the D-II Class AA state tournament. Father Ryan had a huge group of students in its ... (click for more)