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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Weather Advisory Extended


The snow storm that was really a sleet storm has become a snow storm. The NWS has extended the Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM due to the potential for snow and sleet and freezing rain until about midnight. You can see from the radar picture above that more precipitation is on the way. The bands of snow you see are moving to the west.

Even though we really missed on our prediction this morning, we're hard pressed to call ourselves completely wrong. Based on the road conditions our staff experienced at 9 AM, the two-hour delay was probably the right call for most school districts. Sure, we'll take the snow day, but in retrospect the conditions suggested a delay would have been perfect.

Because it's snowing now and will continue to snow for a while--and there's a lot of junk just swirling around the atmosphere in general--we will not be surprised to see an isolated delay or two tomorrow morning. Your guess is as good as ours about where those one or two delays will occur, but we're guessing the chance will be higher in North County than in South County.

We'll post tomorrow morning if we hear about any delays.

Our next chance for snow is Thursday night, but we're only expecting an inch or two.

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