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Amy Speek and her daughter Olivia walk their dog as snow falls atop Signal Mountain, Tenn., on Tuesday.
A cold low-pressure system over the South has delivered a rare late-November snow to portions of Tennessee, northeast Arkansas, northern Mississippi and far northwest Alabama.
By far, the snow "winners" from this winter storm have been southeast Missouri, northeast Arkansas, western Tennessee and far northern Mississippi. On Monday night, a swath of snow positioned itself over this outlined region and continued to rotate through.
Generally speaking, the heaviest snow fell Monday night and during the overnight hours over far northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri.
This is where roughly 2 to 4 inches of snow fell. A few local areas may have even picked up between 4 and 6 inches.
Some light additional snow is possible on Tuesday morning for some of these same areas especially western Tennessee and southeast Missouri. Otherwise a few flakes could fly over north Alabama and middle Tennessee but little to no accumulation is expected.
Look for the bulk of the precipitation across the South to shift northward into the Midwest and Northeast on Tuesday.
The heaviest snow will transition from the mid-South into Indiana and Michigan later Tuesday where several inches of snow are expected.
Thanks to weather.com Senior Meteorologist Jon Erdman (Find him on Twitter), here are some November snow statistics for Memphis, Tupelo, Nashville and Birmingham via the National Weather Service. The information below illustrates the rarity of snow in the South this early in the season.
- Only 3 days with an inch or more of snow in November since 1875.
- Last November inch or more snowfall was 1.2 inches on November 14, 1976.
- Snowiest November day: 4.9 inches on November 22, 1929.
- Only 3 days with measurable snow (0.1 inches or more) in November since 1930.
- Last November measurable snow: November 7, 1991.
- Snowiest November day: 1.5 inches on November 24, 1938.