December 31: Cold End and Beginning

Cold Arctic air filters in and the wind picks up for this last night of 2017. This last day of the year ended on a cold note with the high in Nashville at 25°, after a low this morning of 14.  It just gets colder…so if you’re headed out to the midnight Music Note Drop, expect dangerously low temperatures in the teens and wind chills at or below zero.

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A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect 10 PM Sunday through 9 AM Monday and again Tuesday Midnight until Noon.

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Frostbite will be possible with any skin exposed for 30 minutes. Be sure to wear a hat, gloves and scarf if you are out in the cold.  And remember it’s too cold for pets to be left outside.

More of the same on New Years Day, only colder with highs in the lower 20s. The wind chill will still be very biting, feeling like the single digits.

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Dry and cold the rest of the week. A reinforcing shot of cold air moves in Thursday. Next weekend will be slightly warmer.

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A side note for January 1, the first of two January full moons will shine bright on the first evening of the year. This will also qualify as a supermoon since it occurs only 4.5 hours after the moon reaches lunar perigee. The perigee is the moon’s closest point to Earth in it’s monthly orbit. Therefore this moon will appear to be the largest and brightest supermoon of 2018. Needless to say you’ll want to bundle up to howl at the moon.

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I’ll have an update on News 4 at 10pm. Happy New Year!

Lisa Spencer

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Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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1 Response to December 31: Cold End and Beginning

  1. Jade says:

    Its 4:40am on New Year’s day and its snowing in the Boro!!!

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