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Posted Friday, December 4, 2009, at 10:16 AM

The forecast for Bedford County calls for a 20 percent chance of snow tonight and Saturday morning. No accumulation is mentioned.

So I guess we'll see long lines at grocery stores this afternoon and Nashville TV newscasts leading off with "It may snow!"

I predict a few little flakes floating through the air. Your predictions?


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I think the people around here get overly excited and buy the store out when the "S" word is mentioned. I have lived around the world and lots of places have snow on the ground for months on end. People, you are not going to be snowed it! Take it easy and enjoy the very little white stuff that we do get....

Yes, I believe we will get a very small amount of snow tonight or Sat.

-- Posted by Harleytodd on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 11:55 AM

I think it would be awesome if we had some flurries during the parade. Of course, I don't have to walk in it, while twirling a baton...

:)

-- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 2:52 PM

I love our Tennessee "blizzards", only wish they stuck around a little longer for the kids to enjoy and just long enough to remind me I really don't love the snow as much as all those pretty pictures make me think I do. But then again, a nice white Christmas like when I was a kid would be ohh so nice.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 3:16 PM

I don't particularly care for snow, but it is pretty in a Thomas Kincaid/Norman Rockwell sort of way when one is inside where it's warm. I think we will see a flake or two over the weekend.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Dec 4, 2009, at 7:05 PM

I like snow.

I *despise* cold,damp,bleak,icy weather that gets in your bones and prompts worry about everyone without adequate food and shelter.

We should find a way to cocoon with good food,pass times and loved ones without taking on stuff that causes wrecks and pratfalls and forces children to make up lost school days in the heat of summer.

Hmm...

Summer lingers here until September.

Our autumns have just the merest chill.

Postcard snows debut in late December

in Shelbyville.

Shelbyville.

(I know it gives a person pause

But,in Shelbyville,Shelbyville.

Those SHOULD be the legal laws.)

(Hey,it worked for that guy who pulled the sword out of the stone.)

Yeah,I like snow in theory and picture prints by Currier & Ives but,in reality,when I want flakes,I'll put away my Head &Shoulders,get out my Post Toasties and holler at my favorite pixilated people.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 3:54 AM

I am going out on a limb here and say, yes, definitely. To some, (if you look outside) you will know there was no guessing. But I have seen it snow here on the hill and do nothing in Bell Buckle, so.....

We have about .5 inches of snow. Our two newest cats are not sure what to think about it. Pepperz went diving out the door only to pull up short and slide on the wood deck. Sammy saw something was different and sat on the doorstep for a wile. I never did wait to see when he took his first step.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 7:34 AM

I got about an inch. I didn't know we were going to get any, so this is a big surprise!

-- Posted by espoontoon on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 9:53 AM

I was driving around looking for kids playing in snow so I could get a photo for Sunday's paper. Couldn't find any.

Do kids (or adult "kids") and snow not mix anymore? Or was there just not enough snow to do anything with, considering much of it had melted by late morning?

-- Posted by David Melson on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 10:35 AM

We got 1.25 inches in the southwestern part of the county.

-- Posted by wahoo on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 10:36 AM

Bedford County got about a half inch of snowfall! I knew tight away it was going to be a bad one. I'm so glad I went to Krogers early yesterday and bought 10 gallons of milk, 15 loaves of bread and a 50 roll pack of Charmin! Can't never tell when I'll be able to get out to the store again. I don't even know if I'll be able to get into work on Monday morning. I don't know what I'm going to do...I've never known such hardship!! I just know the schools are going to be closed for two weeks because of this storm. I swear it's almost as bad as the great flood of 2008 when I over filled the kiddie pool!! Think I should put chains on my tires?

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 11:19 AM

Too funny T&S. I was at the grocery store last night, not because it "might" snow, but because I truly needed a few things. The only conspiracy theory I believe in in the one between the grocery stores and the weather people. When the grocery stores need more customers they get the forcasters to predict snow!

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 12:05 PM

Actually, Sharon22, I saw an article in the Huntsville Times a few years ago in which TV forecasters there admitted management plays up snow on newscasts to build ratings.

If even the slightest chance of accumulation exists, it becomes a lead story.

I'd guess it's the same in Nashville or any other Southern TV market.

-- Posted by David Melson on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 3:14 PM

David, I would actually believe that. Up in that snowy state I grew up in, the only time the weather made the lead story outside of its allotted weather time was when we had at least 10-12 inches at once, but that's when they were in cahots with the grocery stores.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 9:51 PM

I was extremely disturbed to wake up and see snow this morning. I normally love to see a little 'white stuff' but since we were moving today and were depending on the interstate I was a somewhat worried.

The interstate was stopped here in Murfreesboro with several on ramps closed because of accidents. Kudos to emergency crews though, they got us moving.

-- Posted by gottago on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 10:11 PM

I'm betting right now that many employers on Monday will get calls from distraught employees claiming they can't possibly make it in to work due to being "snowed in". lol

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Dec 5, 2009, at 11:31 PM

My little darlings came running down the hallway at 615am...hats on, 4 layers and coats, ready to hit the whooping 1 1/2 inches of snow. Priceless! Our yard was the only one with footprints all over it...reminds me of the family circus cartoons! I was able to waylay them until about 700am and then there was no stopping them. And they were the only kids out in the whole neighborhood all day. (That I saw anyway) But that's the yankee in us...my mom said we were the same way as kids...didn't matter how many FEET of snow we had, we 3 kids were always out in it! So I'll take our little snow and enjoy as it melts away during the day! NOW I'm ready for spring! :)

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Dec 6, 2009, at 8:08 AM

I predict we'll get about a inch. A lot of folks will have wrecks. It'll be almost gone by Sunday. And also Alabama will beat Florida and Tim Tebow will cry on the sidelines.

-- Posted by MyMrMarty on Sun, Dec 6, 2009, at 3:15 PM

After the fact predictions are always the best, aren't they? lol

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 11:19 AM

Hey can we exchange this rain for snow????

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Dec 8, 2009, at 11:30 AM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.