Weekend Snowy Blusters

Here We “Snow” Again

Snow lovers will be licking their chops on Saturday as a fast moving clipper snow (as in quick hitting) makes its rounds in the morning. With kids basketball games and tumbling classes scheduled, parents will need to call ahead to see if events are still on.

Friday night saw temperatures rise into the 20s, setting the stage for a general 2 or 3 inches of snow on Saturday morning. With winds blowing hard, the snow will be tossed around into mini-drifts.

The snow clouds will break by early afternoon as the sun bashfully shines through the thinning overcast. But in this case it’s a matter of “beware the brightness” as new snow squalls will feed on the effects of the sun to pepper down in the late afternoon.

These squalls will drop a fast and furious fresh inch or 2 as they pass by early evening armed with the strongest winds of the day. I sense whiteout conditions in these streaks.

While flurries can recoat the ground again Saturday night, the bone chilling wind will turn into the main attraction as temperatures head back into the frigid teens by first light of Sunday.

Sunday will feature an afternoon thaw as highs reach 35-40 despite a stiff wind.

The next in a seemingly endless streak of arctic blasts will hit pre-dawn Monday with a new coating of snow in places followed by still another surge of harshly cold air.

So a 1-2 punch of snow on Saturday, the first of longer duration (7 til noonish), the 2nd of heavier intensity (lasting an hour in the 3 til 7 time slot) with strong winds.

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