Wild winter weather

And so it begins…

After days of news coverage about the incredible weather we are supposed to have over the next few days, last night’s ice is now covered with a dusting of snow. By noon tomorrow, we may have 14 inches on top of that.

Its seems like the entire state is shutting down—schools, universities, businesses, government offices, etc. Small pharmaceutical companies are still open, so Bryan headed downtown for a few hours of work. He took the Pilot and promised to keep an eye on the weather. I hope to have him back before the blizzard picks up. (The blizzard warning took effect at 6 am today.)

I know this is not an isolated storm, so please let us know how it is where you are today.

Stay warm and safe, and if you have the luxury of a snow day, enjoy!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Doug Smith on February 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

    In Omaha, the predictions of a foot of snow are doing their usual disappearing act. But Karyl didn’t have to work yesterday or today. The issue here is wind and wind chill. Six below tonight, wind chill minus 23. Winds up to 40 mph. Maybe 4 inches of snow, total. Could be worse. Don’t know about drifting yet.

  2. Posted by Katie on February 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

    We are bracing for 14-20 inches over two days. Road crews may normally be able to keep up with that rate, but the issue out here is that we have 3-5 feet piles of snow along every road from all the snow we received in January, so there is just no place to put new snow. I noticed on my way to work today that four cars parked in a row all lost their drivers’ side mirrors–a hazard of parking on a street made too narrow by piled snow.

    This storm started a few hours ago. We have school today, but we are cancelling afterschool activities. We’ve missed so many days this winter that it will have to be pretty bad to cancel tomorrow, so we will have to wait and see.

    What a mess!

  3. Posted by Jack on February 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    So glad you asked! We’re having two storms. Storm 1 started last night and ended this morning, 10″ from that one. Storm 2, your storm, officially started at 3 PM this afternoon. 12 to 20 more inches expected depending on where you live. We’ve put away the brooms and have gotten out the shovels.

  4. Posted by Jack on February 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Oops, I forgot to mention the 50mph winds which have already started…then it gets really cold.

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