Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Storm Number Two

Today's snowfall was the second storm in the last four days. This storm did not produce as much snow, but I believe it may have a more significant impact.
Snow began early this morning and continued until around noon. Total snowfall up to noon was 5" (13cm). However, a second round of snow is coming through the area this evening bringing some additional light accumulations. So far, an inch of snow has fallen with up to 3 inches (8cm) possible tonight. I think it will be nearly impossible to determine total snowfall by morning though because of the increasing winds. An arctic front passed through late this afternoon bringing with it strong west winds. So far, the maximum gust has been 26mph with an average speed of about 8-10mph. Forecasts are calling though for winds up to 40-45 miles per hour by 8am Wednesday morning. This will cause some major blowing and drifting of the snow across the area. Already, roads are in poor condition and beginning to fill with snow with the current wind speeds. I can't wait to see what it will be like in the morning. I'm hoping to see some white out conditions.

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