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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard?????


So far our blizzard has not been very Blizzardly. In fact the most blizzardish has been the winds today. Our high gust here was 34 mph. VDOT on the overpass has 24 mph sustained winds. Snow has been light so far but if you look at the radar image that whole big green/yellow thing is rotating counter clockwise. NWS SAYS:

Late Afternoon: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 35. Windy, with a west wind around 39 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow before 7pm, then snow likely between 7pm and midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 28. Windy, with a northwest wind between 29 and 39 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

So it looks like we will get some serious snow from the west tonight due to the wraparound effect of this system. Police/Fire radio is reporting whiteouts in areas of open fields, and some abandonded vehicles on secondary roads in ditches. Luckily there is a big pot of Potato-Leek soup from Beatrices entry just simmerin' away.

More around 9PM

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