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Flash Weather: 2009-10 Winter Midseason Recap

The buzzer has sounded on winter’s first half. With five more weeks of winter still on the menu, it’s time to reflect on what has been an historical snowy season that still shows little sign of letting up anytime soon. Below is the 2009-10 winter history for Middle Tennessee/Southern Kentucky thus far (also open for “outlying comments” as well):

January 7-9, 2010 - A blown forecast of 2-3” of snow bursts the bubble of confidence for most Middle Tennesseans on Thursday, January 7. An average of only 0.5” blankets the midstate due to unforeseen dry slots at 850 mb that evaporated snow before reaching the ground. The following night, an unexpected 0.5”-1” of fresh snow coats the pre-existing snow depth – a small amount, but historic considering the prolonged journey of the snow having originated from Lake Michigan! This unique occurrence is the first of its kind since 1994.

Total snow accumulation: 1.0”-1.3”

January 29-30, 2010 - An active southern jet shoots a massive winter storm into Mid…