I am checking in and wish I had better news. We have had a ton of slide-offs as temperatures have fallen to 28 along with wind and heavier bursts of snow. Be especially careful of the north-south roads tonight with gusty west winds blowing snow onto the roads creating icy spots. With lows dropping to near 20 the salt will not be very effective. Black ice will be an issue through at least tomorrow morning. Interstate 65 and its south bound lanes were shut down just after 6 p.m. due to a truck overturning and I have had calls that Union and State Streets downtown are basically sheets of ice. Just trying to walk outside is tough here in the WLFI parking lot. I did some more shoveling and put down plenty of salt. It is dangerous out there.
This is only the beginning of a very active pattern. You may want to buy an extra large bag of salt. I have been swamped in maps all day to make sure we keep you ahead of the storm or should I say storms. Take a look at a brief synopsis.
Ice threat by Wednesday Morning
More SNOW Wed. Night
Bitter cold late week
More SNOW Saturday
VERY COLD FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARADE!
More SNOW the following Monday
Happy Meteorological Winter that officially begins today and continues through February 28th. We are heading into our coldest 90 days of the year and it will certainly look and feel like it outside. The calendar at home may say December 21st is our first day of winter but now you know otherwise. Our calendars are not based on weather but astronomy. My favorite saying going into this winter is....WHAT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER NATURE REMEMBERS COME WINTER...and it does look like we will be locked into a cold and snowy month. Our average snowfall of just under 6 inches should easily be surpassed and we may get both of our big snowstorms this winter in the month of December. Be ready and stay tuned. Things are looking very interesting. Here are some of the wonderful pictures sent in to get you in the winter spirit!! Thanks for all your support and be safe this winter!
I just thought I would pass along a picture of the exciting snow my one and two year old found this morning when they woke up! They were so excited to see snow, that it didn't matter there wasn't much of it! We did the best we could to make a snowman! Ha Ha Mandy Taulman 5th Grade Teacher Meadowlawn Elementary
Here is a Dog Snow picture.
This is My boy Dobby playing catch with snowball's!! This is fav thing to do!! :-)
This has been a fun day tracking snow! And you are right for a first snow we will
take it!! :-)
Tyton says, oops missed the snowball or did mom do that to me??? Now here I am in front of this nice fire hydrent but is covered with snow!, Oh well got a go! LOL.
Thanks Mike warning of this snow event. Has been fun and is beautiful