By 1 p.m. Monday, Tipton County had already seen nearly five inches of snow and it is expected to continue snowing through the late afternoon hours, bringing several more inches of snow.

There’s also a layer of ice below it, making travel potentially treacherous.

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The snowfall for Memphis is considered historic, but 14 inches of snow fell in Tipton County on March 1, 2009. Since then, Tipton County hasn’t seen more than 3 inches of snow since Jan. 20, 2011.

The following closures have already been announced for Tuesday, Feb. 16:

Schools

Tipton County Schools

Tipton Christian Academy

Businesses 

Kroger will close at 6 p.m.

Naifeh’s will close early at 4 p.m. Monday and reopen late at 8 a.m. Tuesday

Local government & utilities

City of Covington

Covington Electric

City of Munford (and utility payments have been extended to Feb. 22 without penalty)

Tipton County Courthouse

Tipton County Administration Offices

Tipton County Landfill

Tipton County Clerk’s Office

Tipton County Planning

Tipton County GIS

Tipton County Health Department

Tipton County Ag Extension Office

There will be no COVID testing or vaccines Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Looking ahead

Temperatures have been below freezing and will continue to be until this weekend, which means demand for utilities is at an all-time time and the snow and ice will not likely melt for several days.

The low temperature for Monday night will be 1 – yes, 1! The current wind chill Monday afternoon is -2.

Tuesday’s high is forecast at 18, with a low of 9, and wind chills will remain subzero.

On Wednesday and Thursday we’ll see temperatures closer to 30 with good chances for snow both days.

Friday the sun is expected to come out, though it will remain below freezing. Saturday we’re expecting mostly cloudy with 37 as a high. Sunday we’re expecting rain and a high of 46 degrees.

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