Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Snow that sticks?!?!

So far this winter we have had three rounds of snow. One at the end of November, one a the end of December, but yesterday's snow was a first...the first to stick to the pavement. The ground was very warm the last two times and it only stuck to the grass for a couple hours. Yesterday was a headache on the roadways. Since I have been in the news industry it has been VERY clear that the first sticking snow ALWAYS causes the worst problems. We all have driven in the snow and know it's slick, but we easily forget how slick it can be until you slip and slide on the snow covered roads. We really did not see THAT much snow, under an inch for most of the area, but it was enough for us to remember...oh yea, gotta take it easy.

Roads will still be slick this morning that were not cleared yesterday and it will not be melting today because we will only get to about 24 for the high. The clouds will start clearing out and tomorrow we will get back into the upper 30's and then 40's heading into the weekend. There is a cold front coming through during the weekend but not expecting any moisture with it. I will keep an eye on it, but looking like a pretty dry change in temperatures. Calling for temperatures in the upper 30's for Sunday and Monday. Once these flurries kick out of here this morning...looking dry for a while...and mild. Stay safe and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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