Thursday, March 16, 2006

the last snow

5 days ago.... 64 degress and sunny!

Today???

A WINTER STORM WARNING IN IS EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST THIS MORNING UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWS ARE EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND LAST INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE DIMINISHING TO FLURIES OR LIGHT SNOW BY 300 PM. A BRIEF MIXTURE OF SLEET MAY ALSO OCCUR AT ONSET. THE SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL NOT LAST FOR AN EXTENDED DURATION...BUT WILL BE HEAVY WHEN IT DOES FALL WITH VISIBILITIES UNDER A MILE AND SNOWFALL RATES OF AN INCH PER HOUR OR GREATER. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE FROM FIVE TO SIX INCHES...BUT ISOLATED SPOTS MAY REACH SEVEN INCHES. IN ADDITION...INCREASING NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL PRODUCING BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT HOURS. THIS MAY KEEP VISIBILITIES REDUCED TO A MILE OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON DESPITE THE SNOW BEGINNING TO TAPER OFF. A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE THE PRIMARY CONCERNS IN THIS INSTANCE. TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPDILY LATER THIS MORNING WITH HAZARDOUS DRIVING LIKELY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BLOWING AND DRIFTING WILL ESPECIALLY BE A PROBLEM ON WEST TO EAST ROADS.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Aww man!! And we are supposed to drive there tomorrow!

Hey, T, did you see Nate's newest post? NO PRIZE YET.

+taps foot impatiently+

Beefy said...

???

Oh, well. Good thing I'm indoors today! :)

meLanie said...

4:28pm no accumulation yet. don't bank on ian!!

Natalie Joy said...

Yeah, NO Snow accumulation.