Do you remember the ice storm of ’98? Or snowstorm of 2003? Here is a list of 5 of some of the most impressive winter weather events to occur in the Middle Tennessee area, dating back to 1918.
Jan 1, 1918- Dickson receives its greatest snowstorm ever, with an accumulation of 15″
Jan 21, 1935- Nashville reports an early morning high temperature of 69 degrees before a strong cold front passes through, dropping the temperature to 36 degrees by 7:00 a.m., 24 degrees by noon, and 14 degrees by 7:00 p.m. The temperature drops another 2 degrees during the evening, for a low of 12, and a daily range of 57 degrees. Three inches of snow fall by evening.
Jan 21, 1985- Temperature at Nashville drops to -17, setting an all-time record low. Other record lows include Allardt (-27), Carthage (-17), Celina (-20), Centerville (-26), Columbia (-20), Franklin (-21) and more.
Feb 3, 1998- Snowstorm brings treacherous driving conditions, school closures, and widespread power outages to the Cumberland Plateau. Interstate 40 is closed at Monterey for 18 hours due to the heavy snow. Traffic is backed up for 13 miles. Winds gust to 50 mph at times during the snowstorm. Approximately 100,000 electric customers lose power. TEMA reports damages of about $5 million.
Jan 16, 2003- A major snowstorm strikes the mid state, with Nashville reporting 7″ of snow — much more than was forecast — becoming the city’s biggest snowfall in nearly 7 years. The snow begins falling around 8:00 a.m., and by mid-day the city is paralyzed with blocked interstates, numerous accidents, and large-scale gridlock.Live Weather Radar