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Monday, February 05, 2007

Surprise Three Day Weekend + Updates

We closed today due to bitterly cold windchills. Up north at Country Girl's and on the Tug Hill they had been getting hammered with snow all weekend. It has shifted south throughout the morning and the heavy stuff has just arrived here, so I'm doubly glad that we closed today. It looks like all the school districts in the area closed.

Pictures taken through windows never turn out great but there is no way I'm going out there if I don't have to! The falling snow really doesn't show up well, but trust me, since we've been "in the yellow" it has been coming down hard.




I don't know why I've bothered to add pictures the last few days - blogger is only showing some of them and which ones show change everytime I refresh a page!
Grrrrrrrrr



Update 4:00PM - It has snowed all day at rates between 2" & 3" per hour. John had to shovel out to the pole so he could plug-in the snowblower; it's so cold it wouldn't start by pull.






Update 5:00 PM John's still working on the driveway. The snow has let up a lot. This is the current Weather Alert:

..LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
TUESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
TUESDAY...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
TUESDAY. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
TUESDAY.

BANDS OF INTENSE LAKE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT VARIOUS
PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST ACTIVITY
WILL BE OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY THIS EVENING
INCLUDING THE FULTON AREA. IT WILL MEANDER ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
PORTION OF THE COUNTY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE LIFTING
NORTH AGAIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

SNOW RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN HOUR HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG WITH
THUNDER. ONE TO TWO FEET OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE UP TO 4 FEET
WHERE THE SNOW BANDS PERSIST THE LONGEST.

STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING...ESPECIALLY ON NORTH SOUTH ROADS...MAKING TRAVEL NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. IN ADDITION...THEY WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL
VALUES OF 15 TO 25 BELOW TODAY AND TONIGHT. SCHOOL CHILDREN SHOULD
BE DRESSED APPROPRIATELY.


Update 10:00 PM - 10" since 5:30. Snow Emergency declared, no unnecessary travel. Part of Interstate 81 closed again. AAA has received 1,000 calls so far, I bet Angie got called in!

5 comments:

  1. Wow...the pictures make it seem as though you are snowed in!
    Enjoy your extra day off, Apple!

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  2. Good thing you can stay inside where it's warm and safe!! You seem to be getting the snow we usually get! lol It's frigid here but the sun is shining. Hugs xox

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  3. We closed today, too, but no snow, only wind. It will be just as cold tomorrow, but at the PTL meeting, the principal said they would be open. What's the difference!?
    Please stay safe!

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  4. Consider yourself tagged, Apple, for my comfort food post!

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  5. I see you're getting a second day off today. I know you'll enjoy having some free time. I will! Goodness it was cold outside yesteday! I so much wanted to stays indoors but our school (and all others close by) was open.
    We had one boy without a coat..in a T-shirt! Can you believe it? His excuse? He ripped his coat. He had to put on a coat from the nurse's office before he was allowed to leave the building yesterday afternoon.
    I hope blogger settles down soon in regard to the pictures coming and going. How do you post yours?

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