Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday (12/17)

It looks like there may be a litte more moisture associated with our Alberta Clipper-into-coastal low than we originally thought. The NWS has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for our area tomorrow, with a prediction of 2 to 6" of snow between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM.

Based on the GSD Staff's observations of the radar pictures, it is very unlikely that snow will fall in the County as early as 7 AM. Look for light snow to start between 9 and 10 AM and to fall throughout the afternoon. Most locations will still see 2 or 3" inches with higher places getting 4".

We'll raise our True North Confidence Meter chances for an early release slightly, but schools will be loath to exercise the worst of the three school-shortening options.

We definitely think that many schools will cancel afternoon activities tomorrow because of the snow. It probably won't be the right call to do so. Why release all these young drivers at the height of this minor storm? Allowing students to have their practices and rehearsals will push their travel on the snowy roadways more toward the end of the snow period, and by that point road crews will have had more time to make things safer. That's just our opinion, but it's the right one.

Check in tomorrow morning for an update.

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