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Maalik Attacks

Current Official Hourly Observation (taken at :53 on the hour) & Radar

Tonight  – Here Comes Maalik Wayns – Midnight Temp 39

A “clipper” is a fast moving, cold temp delivering, snow producing weather system.  We’re getting the business-end of the cold temps, plus only a sneeze of snow.

In honor of the reality/weather station that named stuff and used to be on my TV (I think it was called “The Weather Channel”), we’re going to name this clipper after Los Angeles Clipper Maalik Wayns . . .

. . . who has the lowest scoring average on the Clippers this season.

We chose Maalik because we’re not getting much, if any, snow tonight . . .

. . . or tomorrow. More on that in a second. For now, let me plunge you into a winter depression.

Below-Freezing Next 5 Days

From the Special Weather Statement issued Monday afternoon by our NWS:

Tuesday –  Cold, Light Snow, Wind – *Wind Advisory* – Morning Low 29 / Afternoon High 32

Light snow is possible well after midnight. NWS says less than a half inch of snow is possible.

Hi-Res NAM model Tuesday 12 am – 5 am:

Temps: 6a 32 . 9a 31 . 12p 32 . 3p 31 . 6p 26 . 9p 22

Wind Chills:  6a 19 . 9a 15 . 12p 18 . 3p 19 . 6p 12 . 9p 10

*Wind Advisory*

Sustained winds of 15 – 30 mph, with gusts of 35+ mph, are forecast. Bring in any loose objects, and, per tradition, secure all 80 year old, 80 lb aunts.

More snow is possible before noon. We could see anywhere from a dusting to less than a half inch.

A few slick spots may develop on the roads. We will have to wait and see.

Snowfall via the Hi-Res NAM model Tuesday 7 am – 4 pm:

The GFS and Euro models similarly forecast very, very little snow.

Protect yourself:

Wednesday – Mostly Sunny; Cold, But Warmer  Morning Low 13 / Afternoon High 31

Temps: 6a 15 . 9a 20 . 12p 27 . 3p 30 . 6p 26 . 9p 22

Wind Chills:  6a 8 . 9a 10 . 12p 18 . 3p 22 . 6p 21 . 9p 17

Extended Official NWS Forecast:

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Medium-Range Outlook

These cold temps aren’t going anywhere. The Climate Prediction Center has put this graphic out for us giving us a 70% chance of seeing below average temps the next 6-10 days:

610temp.newQuestions? We’re on Twitter @NashSevereWx, where you can also find additional hyperlocal (Davidson & Williamson Co.) info.

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