Tupelo, MS got down to 4 degrees this morning with a wind chill value of -14. Coldest December temperature since December 20th, 1981! Aberdeen, MS got down to 6 degrees this morning with a wind chill value of -8. Coldest December temperature since December 9th, 1917!
I thought it was last New Year's where we had severe leading to a frigid January following a record hot and tornadic December. As for my situation, temp plunged like crazy yesterday as school let out for Christmas, and power has been cutting out at my house since 1AM today, and my driveway and yard is littered with branches.
It reached 18 degrees in Tupelo today. Their coldest December High temperature since December 24th, 1983 which was 16. It reached 15 degrees in Aberdeen today. The 2nd coldest temperature in December on record only behind the 7 degrees on December 24th, 1989.
The strain was so severe in Middle Tennessee that this afternoon’s Titans game was delayed one hour. I know if the game was at Green Bay the game would go on as scheduled but I also wonder why the game isn’t moved to Monday night and have a split telecast between ABC and ESPN?Apparently statewide TN rolling blackouts were planned yesterday (with no schedule) but were paused.
EDIT: Now going into effect in Middle Tennessee. 15 minute outages every two hours. These are the first rolling blackouts in Tennessee in 90 years.