That all ends today, folks. I knew a bit of snow was coming. I get up this morning to take my kid to before-school cheerleading practice, and stop by weather.com when I returned. Holy snikeys!! Here's how my forecast reads:
A mixture of light winter precipitation this morning will become a mixture of rain and freezing rain for the afternoon. Morning high of 39F with temps falling to below freezing. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice expected.
A wintry mix. Thunder possible. Low around 30F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Snow and ice accumulating an additional 1 to 3 inches.
Snow during the morning followed by snow showers during the afternoon. Winds NW at 25 to 35 mph. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 additional inches. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
I live out in the country, folks. We get 3" total snow with winds like that, we're literally snowed in. All said and done, we're basically expecting about an inch of ice, and then anywhere from 5-10" of snow on top of that, with the nasty high winds.
Living out here, we are almost guaranteed to lose electricity (and heat!). My oldest daughter has a doctor appointment this morning. I'm stopping to get a can of kerosene for the portable heater, some extra milk and bottled water, and flashlight batteries. Batten down the hatches!!
What are you expecting from this nasty storm where you live?? Everyone stay warm...and SAFE.