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By: Buckey2745, 3:48 PM GMT on January 13, 2017
It feels like we've had more ice this year than we have snow. Tonight would be at least the third time I can think of this winter where some sort of freezing rain has fallen. The first time I lost power for four hours. The second time was just this week and left a mess for the morning commute. And now the threat is strong enough that we have our first Freezing Rain Advisory:
There's been talk since last week about this storm potentially being a huge...
By: Buckey2745, 3:10 AM GMT on January 10, 2017
The NWS has issued another Winter Weather Advisory for us, this time for some freezing rain tomorrow morning. The real reason for the advisory is because of the timing. Things will start to freeze right at rush hour:
Temps will be very close to freezing, but with just about every morning for the past four days being in single digits recently, our ground is frozen hard. Any precip that falls will freeze on contact.
The only reason this sho...
By: Buckey2745, 8:31 PM GMT on January 06, 2017
Not a whole lot to report from this storm. A lull in precip in the late morning to early afternoon kept snow totals lower than expected, but we got a decent 1-2" across the area yesterday:
The snow fell during morning rush hour and evening rush hour, which of course made those commutes horrible. I ended up with 2.5" of snow, which again was the most in Franklin County. Somehow I've just gotten lucky this year.
Now we deal with the cold al...
By: Buckey2745, 6:48 PM GMT on January 04, 2017
After being close to 60 around the New Year, we're on another downward slide in temps. In fact, we should see single digit lows a couple times over the next several days. With this embedded cold air, all we need is a storm system to get us some snow.
Well, ask and you shall...
The global models don't develop this weak, southerly low very much. Just a quick dusting andd out of here by evening rush. But don't buy in to that. Do you remember...
Updated: 12:30 AM GMT on January 05, 2017
By: Buckey2745, 6:33 PM GMT on December 29, 2016
Let's end the year with some snow squalls, yes? Yes.
The NWS has a Special Weather Statement for this evening:
...SNOW SQUALLS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD CREATE
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
The potential for snow squalls increases late this afternoon into
the evening hours. A snow squall is a locally heavy quick burst of
snow, which can create driving hazards, especially on highways.
The hazard c...