We were ready for the cold.
It was the snow that slipped up on us — and on forecasters in East Tennessee.
“It really developed in the 24 hours leading up to when we started getting snowfall,” said Derek Eisentrout, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown on Wednesday.
He explained that a front was moving into the Southern Appalachians and a “portion hung up in the mountains and did not move.”
Initially forecasters believed the front would move through and not cause precipitation.