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Event Details

Event Ice Storm
State TENNESSEE
County/Area OBION
WFO MEG
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-01-26 20:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-01-28 06:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/3
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The combination of abundant moisture, a low pressure system moving through the region, and cold air at the surface caused an ice storm to occur over Northwest Tennessee. Most of the precipitation fell in the form of freezing rain. Toward the end of the event, precipitation changed briefly to sleet and snow. Significant ice accumulations occurred with Lake and Obion Counties being the hardest hit. One to two inches of ice fell across Northwest Tennessee in addition to one inch of snow. A quarter of an inch of ice along with two inches of snow fell across counties stretching from Lauderdale to Carroll. Less than an inch of snow fell across the rest of West Tennessee. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down from the ice storm. Some counties lost anywhere from seventy to one hundred percent of their power during the peak of the storm. This occurred mainly across extreme Northwest Tennessee. Roads were very hazardous to travel and many accidents occurred as a result. Two deaths occurred from the storm. One death was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning while the other was from the inability to refill an oxygen tank due to the extensive power loss.
Event Narrative One inch of ice fell across Obion County. Widespread power outages occurred. Roads were impassable. Three injuries occurred from auto accidents.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death Not Available Not Available Permanent Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GIBSON (ZONE) GIBSON (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROCKETT (ZONE) CROCKETT (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TIPTON (ZONE) TIPTON (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DYER (ZONE) DYER (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEAKLEY (ZONE) WEAKLEY (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OBION (ZONE) OBION (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 20:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYWOOD (ZONE) HAYWOOD (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) TN 01/26/2009 22:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K