Alamo, Tennessee– I’ve seen some pretty good snowfall here in West Tennessee in recent years but nothing like what I’ve witnessed this week.
Since Sunday morning, we’ve gotten at least seven inches of snow.
Our county has been under two different winter storm warnings this week.
It snowed a little bit on Sunday but round one really moved in late Sunday night and early Monday morning. It snowed all day long before finally moving out late Monday night. It snowed so hard at times that we couldn’t see anything. By the time it was over with, we had a total of four to four and a half inches.
We had a little break in the action on Tuesday before round two moved in on Wednesday.
Flakes started to fall early Wednesday afternoon and didn’t stop until late Wednesday night. Periods of heavy snow fell during the day and at night making visibility bad once again.
While it was very pretty to watch, I was still in awe of how much snow had fallen.
When the entire system finally moved out on Wednesday night, we measured an additional 2-3 inches, raising the total up to 7+.
Thankfully, we never had any big ice accumulation and we never lost power or water.
We mainly just got snow.
Unfortunately, some people in other states weren’t so lucky.
I have friends in Arkansas and Texas that said that they received higher amounts of snow and ice. The wind chills were also dangerously low. Power and water was lost and some didn’t get it back for hours, even days. My best friend said that their electric company intentionally kept turning power off and on to help save.
While I feel bad for those friends and wish that I could do something for them, I’m so thankful that nothing like that happened to us. We wouldn’t have been able to handle it.
We were very fortunate.
We’re not expected to receive any more snow but it’s going to be a couple days before what we do have starts to melt. Temperatures aren’t supposed to start warming up until at least Saturday or Sunday.
In the meantime, I’ve got the best view in the entire house to enjoy it while it lasts.
I pray for everyone that has to get out in it. My sister has already had an accident just from taking her dog out and she’s down for a couple of weeks if not longer.
If you absolutely have to get out, be careful and don’t rush. If you don’t have to get out, stay home and stay warm.
Plans for me until it melts? Golf, hockey and NASCAR.
Doesn’t get much better than that!
That’s my view from the chair!