Jan 18, 2022 - News

Nashville close to January snowfall record

A person walks in the snow in front of Nashville'sThe Parthenon.

The scene outside The Parthenon Sunday. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

Another blast of snow over the weekend put this month in line with the snowiest Januarys in Nashville history.

  • The National Weather Service has recorded 9.3 inches of snow so far this month at the Nashville International Airport.

By the numbers: Our normal snowfall total in January is about 2 inches, according to the NWS.

  • Only two other Januarys on record were trending higher at this point in the month, NWS meteorologist Brendan Schaper tells Axios.
  • In 1918, 10.4 inches had fallen by Jan. 17. In 1977, the total stood at 10.3 inches.

ā›„ And yes: We could get more.

  • Schaper says forecasters are watching two upcoming systems for the possibility of extra snow.

What's next: A storm coming through Wednesday night could include a combination of rain, snow, and sleet.

  • Another system that could hit early next week might also include a wintry mix.
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