Wednesday Arctic Snowfall
Late Tuesday night a streak of light snow was dashing across the Mississippi and aiming for the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha Valleys.
This snow was set to swoop in pre-dawn and lay down a quick and slick one to three inches of fresh powdery snow. Since the snow will fall in tandem with near 20 degree temperatures, roads and sidewalks will become snow covered in a hurry.
School superintendents who travel the rural hills of Appalachia pre-dawn will get a good gauge on how slippery roads will be. That will be in contrast to Tuesday’s event when the snow began in the 5 until 7 AM time slot which rendered a quick and easy decision on the school schedule impossible.
The snows will exit as quickly as they arrived leaving behind a pearly white mantle for a 37th time this winter (as many as 40 in some areas).
As the sun returns by mid-morning into the afternoon, an illuminating snow glare will add both beauty and serenity to our suddenly arctic climate. Careful of snow glare as you drive westward.
Wednesday night and again Thursday night we are back on frozen water pipe watch as lows dip deep down into the teens, if not single digits in those snow covered hollows.
So it’s back to the Polar Climate that has become so familiar this harsh winter of 2014.