Another Storm Is Coming

I was just asked to notify residents that the Box 100 volunteers are opening the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall again tonight because of severe weather approaching.  The building will be available for residents seeking shelter beginning at 10:00 p.m. and will remain open as long as needed.

Box 100 is a volunteer unit that supports first responder personnel when they are on the scene of major emergencies.  Their work is not unlike that of the Red Cross in that they provide shelter, nourishment, water, etc. in times of need, but their efforts are mostly directed toward aiding fire, police, and rescue squad personnel.

Meanwhile, stay safe everyone.

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Good Morning, LaVergne!

While we all have long anticipated warm weather, the downside to the extreme change from last week has created sickness in my household!  I was so looking forward to the warm front that we currently are experiencing, unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the time to enjoy it.   The weather has brought on illness that has confined me to home, both of my kids have been sick this week and I’m also feeling a bit under the weather.

So is anyone else stuck at home this week with sickness in your household, I’m hoping that everyone is healthy and free from the terrible germs that are lingering in the air.

Good Morning, LaV! (Snowpocalypse edition, 2/7/2011)

Clearly it’s another slow news day. I’m still waiting on you guys to make some news up for me. Well, let’s see what’s happening around the mid-state.

Electric bills are higher because it’s been colder lately. In other news, water is wet, and bears poo in the woods. On a more serious note, I’m kinda tired of NES raising my rates. I’d quit and go somewhere cheaper, but yeah. I can’t. I suppose I could get some of these dogs around my house to start running on treadmills to power the place. Hmm.

Some guy jumped out of a moving car while it was driving on the I-24 near the Davidson/Rutherford County line. Sadly, it killed him. I’d make some smart-alecky comment about being shocked traffic was actually moving that fast on 24, but since the guy died, I won’t.

Schools are closing early in other counties because of the impending snow, which nobody can decide if it’s going to actually be serious or not. Who cares. I’m having chili and cornbread at Chez Ivy tonight. Dinner will be served at 6.

Alright, LaVergne, it’s your turn. What’s on your mind today? Are you tired of the snow? Have a good chili recipe? (I do!) Let’s hear it!

Edited to add: Oh yeah, here’s something that’s on my mind. I’m irritated that the trash dumps are closed on Mondays. I’m off on Mondays. That would be a good day to take my trash to the dump. Yeah, I know, the dump workers deserve some days off, but do ALL the dumps in Rutherford County have to be closed Mondays? I’d drive to Smyrna to haul trash if they were open there. Grr.

Another Round of Weather

This winter certainly is gonna wind up in my book as the most active winter in the 12 years I’ve lived here. It’s definitley been busy.  Are the schools prepared, is the state prepared, most importantly, are you prepared?

According to the National Weather Service in Nashville, we are in for at least two more rounds of snow this week! Here is a Hazardous Weather Statement from this morning.

…TWO SNOWFALLS ARE EXPECTED IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE THIS WEEK…
…THE MID WEEK SNOW STORM COULD BE A BIG ONE…

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SURGE INTO THE MID STATE ON MONDAY…
BRINGING A TURN TO SHARPLY COLDER WEATHER.

AS COLDER AIR POURS INTO NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE MONDAY
AFTERNOON…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND CONTINUE INTO THE
EVENING. THE SNOW WILL THEN SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS OTHER PARTS OF
OUR AREA MONDAY NIGHT…BEFORE TAPERING TO FLURRIES ALONG THE
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU TUESDAY. MOST OF THE MID STATE IS EXPECTED TO
RECEIVE BETWEEN ONE HALF AND ONE INCH OF SNOW BY SUNRISE
TUESDAY…WITH LOW TEMPERATURES TUESDAY MORNING FORECAST TO BE IN
THE MIDDLE 20S. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS.

A COLD CANADIAN AIR MASS WILL SETTLE IN ACROSS THE REGION TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY…AS A LOW PRESSURE AREA DEVELOPS OVER TEXAS…AND
HEADS INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
SNOW IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE MID STATE BY SUNSET
WEDNESDAY…AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE WAY
THINGS LOOK NOW…THE MID STATE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF RECEIVING
SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW BY SUNRISE THURSDAY. THE SNOW IS FORECAST
TO DIMINISH FROM THE WEST ON THURSDAY…BUT ADDITIONAL LIGHT AMOUNTS
ARE STILL POSSIBLE. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE MID STATE THIS WEEK SHOULD STAY
TUNED TO A RELIABLE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION…AND LISTEN FOR
ANY FORECAST UPDATES…OR WINTER WEATHER STATEMENTS…THAT MIGHT
BE ISSUED.

How’s that for ole Jack Frost huh? He aint finished with us yet.  At least Rutherford County planned ahead and implemented 11 inclement weather days in there calendar.  So far They’ve missed 6 days this year and have 5 more remaining.

Better get out and enjoy todays weather. I hear the high today is gonna be about 50 degrees!

Another Post About Snow

So yeah.  Snow.  Again.

Here’s my prediction.  We’ll get a half inch to an inch… maybe.  I’m thinking the ground is too wet for any serious accumulation.  Then again, I’m not a meteorologist.

How’s our salt stash?

We Are (the Snowpeople of) LaVergne

I didn’t even capture some of the best snowmen of LaVergne as a friend and I ran errands together today.  But these were cute enough to inspire this post.  I introduce you to… The Snowmen of LaVergne!

When he saw the camera aimed in his direction, Herman's face went blank.

Sticks are the new black.

Little Danny froze solid for there were no walls or windows covering his house.

Tiny Tina grew weary of people always asking, "What's up your butt?"

Blue gatorade, red gatorade... it's all the same when it doesn't go down right.

Mixing blue and yellow make green. Mixing green and yellow make blue or pink.

Snow, Y’all

Vice Mayor Chris Farmer told me earlier that the roads are terrible.  Stay home if you can!

Update: City offices (if you don’t already know) are closed today.  From the city, “The Mayor wants everyone to be careful and make it to their destination safely. If you don’t have to be out, please stay at home until the roads are in better condition.”

Update: Photo from Tony V. of city truck that slid off the road. Lesson learned.. stay off the roads unless you have to be on them!


Now… pictures of my fool dogs in the snow.

Libby loves the snow.

You’d think Cocoa did too, except she’s running to get back in.

And from earlier…

My neighborhood is white, but not more than a couple of inches or three.  How did you fare in your part of LaVergne?