A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory for Monday

We have good news and bad news.

The good news is that the NWS has bumped up our Monday storm to a Winter Weather Advisory level. The bad news is that the reason for this advisory is the threat of sleet and ice with this event. The timing is from 3 AM to 4 PM Monday.

The neutral news is that the storm might start later than we think. If it pushes back by 60 or 90 minutes, we still should be okay for delay decisions. If it's 2 or 3 hours later, we're going to have one of those mornings where Superintendents should have called a snow day but will not have. That's just going to make everyone even grumpier on a Monday morning.

Here's a shot of the 5 PM radar:


The precipitation is moving toward us in an east-northeast fashion. We wish the initial wall of moistrue were a little heavier to ensure that the roads will be coated thoroughly by 6 AM. We believe the front edge of the storm will hit around 4 AM, which still works in our favor, but we don't like the looks of that dry slot between Pittsburgh and Cincy.

We still think a few schools will have delays tomorrow, but not everyone in the County will be so lucky. Check in with GSD when you wake up--we'll have a running tally of delays going as soon as the calls come in.

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