Tag Archive: Forecast

Jan 24 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Winter Weather Outlook for Friday, Jan. 25th, 2013

Forecast guidance has been very consistent with the threat for freezing rain Friday. What has not been as consistent is how much icing will occur. Confidence is high that we will see some icing, especially on elevated surfaces. Ground temperatures are above freezing for the most part with the exception being the plateau. The plateau …

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Jan 16 2013

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Snow Potential for Marion County


JASPER, Tenn. — We have a very challenging forecast ahead for the Sequatchie Valley. Looking at the latest forecast guidance, not much has really changed in the overall thinking concerning our snow potential for Thursday. A low pressure system will develop later tonight or early Thursday along the same frontal boundary that has brought flooding …

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Jan 24 2011

Robert Frye’s Latest Forecast for Marion County


I’m feeling a bit more confident in the overall general forecast today. NAM and GFS both indicate a rain event for Tuesday and most of Tuesday evening. Boundary layer temps are simply too warm for wintry precip despite being in the more synoptically favored area for wintry weather. Precip will begin to mix with and …

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Jan 20 2011

Meteorologist Robert Frye: More wintry weather possible for Marion County


An area of low pressure will move across the southern states Thursday. Initially, temp profile looks warm enough to produce liquid precip. However, as temps quickly fall behind a trailing cold front… rain should rapidly mix with and change over to snow late in the evening. Unlike the last system, this system is much weaker …

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Dec 25 2010

Sequatchie Valley Gets a rare treat…a White Christmas

Staff Photo by Logan Carmichael of his neighborhood in Jasper

It’s definitely a rare occasion…something we usually only dream of or think of when we hear that classic song from Bing Crosby.  Marion County and the Sequatchie Valley were treated this morning to beautiful snowfall on Christmas morning. MarionCountyMessenger.com staff Meteorologist Robert Frye followed the weather situation, and called for 1-3″ of accumulation for the …

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Dec 23 2010

UPDATED: Dreaming of a White Christmas? It’s still a possibility!


UPDATED 1:21am CST 12/25/10 Despite a few (Major) issues with models on Friday… things are back on track. First and foremost… Marion County will experience its first measureable white Christmas in 21 years. That’s right, it will be the first time I have ever predicted a white Christmas and (and most importantly… the first white …

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Dec 21 2010

Could we see a White Christmas in the Sequatchie Valley?


It’s not something we see very often in the Sequatchie Valley.  Matter of fact it’s something only a portion of the country sees each year.  Snow on Christmas Day.  I can only recall two snowy Christmases in my lifetime, and both of those were just flurries at the most. A snowy Christmas Day conjures up …

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