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Nashville man creates winter wonderland in yard

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Despite nothing appearing on the radar, snow actually fell in Nashville on Tuesday. Don't blame Mother Nature - rather, thank Clay Rochelle.

His idea took flight in the form of snowflakes made from a simple formula: water plus cold air.

But it wasn't quite so easy, and neighbors can't seem to get enough of the scene in the front yard of his Long Boulevard home in west Nashville.

This winter wonderland took science, patience and practice.

"You hook 90-psi air in the bottom of it, through an air compressor," Rochelle said. "So two nozzles will be mister nozzles that are just mostly water. And your bottom nozzle is your nucleation nozzle, and it's a combination of high-pressured air and that high-pressured water. And I regulate it with a valve."

Thanks to that formula, snow now covers everything from power lines to trees to cars.

Thankfully, salt keeps the flakes from making sidewalks slippery.

As you can probably guess, the spectacle became the sight to see and photograph in town.

"We had a little over 9" I made last night in probably five to six hours," Rochelle said. "It's been a lot of fun so far."

Some may wonder what all of this is doing to the water bill. For now, Rochelle said he's not so concerned.

In fact, he plans to keep the snow coming as long as the temperatures stay this cold.

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