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A strong upper level trough combined with a powerful Arctic cold front to bring widespread snow to all of Middle Tennessee from Monday evening, January 15, 2018 through Tuesday afternoon, January 16, 2018. Snow slowly spread from northwest to southeast across the region during these two days, with the heaviest snowfall affecting northwest Middle Tennessee and the lightest amounts in southeast Middle Tennessee. In addition to the snow, the Arctic cold airmass caused temperatures to drop into the single digits and even below zero in some areas, leading to the snow as well as ice from melted snow lingering on roadways for several more days. This caused widespread road and school closures throughout Middle Tennessee, with most school districts cancelling classes for the entire week.

Snow Totals

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NOHRSC Interpolated Snowfall Map SPC Event Archive


Selected Snowfall Totals across Middle Tennessee
Snow Total City County
7.0" Indian Mound Stewart
6.0" Dover Stewart
5.0" Erin Houston
4.5" 6 NNW Gainesboro Jackson
4.5" 5 NW Gallatin Sumner
4.0" Clarksville Montgomery
4.0" 5 NW Columbia Maury
3.5" Brentwood Williamson
3.5" Cheatham Dam Cheatham
3.2" 6 NNE Livingston Overton
3.1" 6 S Gallatin Wilson
3.0" Nashville Davidson
3.0" Hermitage Davidson
3.0" 8 W Baxter Putnam
3.0" 3 SE Lavergne Rutherford
3.0" Watertown Wilson
3.0" Portland Sumner
3.0" 2 W Smithville De Kalb
2.5" Celina Clay
2.5" Jamestown Fentress
2.5" Franklin Williamson
2.5" Carthage Smith
2.2" NWS Nashville Wilson
2.2" 4 SE Woodbury Cannon
2.0" 1 NNE Manchester Coffee
2.0" 2 E Lawrenceburg Lawrence
2.0" Columbia Maury
2.0" Doyle White
2.0" 4 SSE Murfreesboro Rutherford
1.8" 1 ESE Centertown Warren
1.6" 6 NE Lewisburg Marshall
1.5" 6 S Monterey Cumberland
1.5" Dickson Dickson
1.5" Cookeville Putnam
1.5" Shelbyville Bedford
1.0" 1 N Crossville Cumberland
1.0" St. Joseph Lawrence


Satellite Imagery
Snow Cover
Snow Cover from SSEC Satellite Imagery on January 17, 2018


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