Nashville Meteorologist Warns Viewers Of 30-Minute Blizzard With Snow Accumulations Of Up To 1/2"
As the nation deals with wave after wave of winter weather, meteorologists in the South are working overtime to warn viewers of dangerous conditions. Nashville TV weather personality Julia Waters of News Channel 6 - WIJC is spending a lot of time on Facebook Live connecting with her fan base. Over the last five days she has been helping middle Tennessee residents stay updated on the upcoming weather event happening Monday night into Tuesday.
Waters says, “We have been watching this system for about a week. A few days ago it looked like we may get up to two inches of snow in the northern part of our viewing area. Today, after looking at several weather models, I am going to downgrade us to blizzard status, as it looks like we will possibly get up to a half an inch of snow. So at this point, it does not look like it will be life threatening… but some of you may wake up and find that your sidewalk is covered with snow. Hear me! This is not something to take lightly.”
During the Live online broadcast, a viewer in Murfreesboro just south of Nashville asked, “Julia, how long will this blizzard last, and how long will the snow stick around?” Waters responded, “Thanks for watching, Dawn. That’s a great question. It is difficult to say. The flurries will start at around 5:00 am, and taper off by 5:30 am. But we could see traces in shaded areas for the next hour or so. So this is going to be one of the most intense blizzards we have seen in years. Please do not underestimate it.”
Before signing off, the trusted weather-girl reminded people to post their snow pictures to her FB page. “Be careful, but be quick. It is going to be real, but it will be short. That is Tennessee weather for you,” she giggled.