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Friday, April 11, 2008

Wild, Wild Snowstorm!

This is taken in complete context from my Weather Channel Desktop Alert. I've used bold text where it states what snowfall amounts we can expect up here where I live. It is unbelievable! We haven't had a storm like this since I was a little girl (many, many moons ago)!

When this storm started we had barely any snow left on the ground in my yard (it is spring, you know. :) ), other than a few "snow snakes" left from the melting snowbanks.

Check it out! I'm going to go take a few pictures of the yard now [12:18 am], it is mostly ice and sleet with snow starting to fall on top of it. Through the duration of this storm, which ends Saturday night or Sunday, I will take more pictures so you can watch it build up with me. :D

To those of you in the southern and middle states that are also affected by this storm, please be safe, I'll be thinking of you all.

Here's the storm report I mentioned above:

Some Severe Weather, But a Wild Snowstorm

9:08 p.m. ET 4/10/08
Tom Moore

The threat of severe weather will continue from parts of the South up into the Midwest but the overall scope of severe weather has fallen well short of expectations from earlier in the week.
Strong to severe thunderstorms, with a few tornadoes, are likely across northeast Missouri and eastern Iowa. Another area of concern is from southwest Indiana to western Tennessee. Large hail and danaging winds will also accompany some of these thunderstorms.

The most remarkable aspect of this storm will be the snow when all is said and done. A widespread area from Nebraska to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is in for 6 to 12 inches of snow, along with gusty winds. Some areas will encounter blizzard conditions with near zero visibility. Snowfall across parts of northern Minnesota may reach 12 to 18 inches, while parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula could end up with 2 to 3 feet of snow by late Saturday.

Heavy rains are causing widespread flooding over the central and southern Mississippi Valley. Rain totals have locally reached as high as 7 to 8 inches in south-central Missouri and northern Arkansas.


Sixsisters April 14, 2008 at 11:05 AM  

Thinking of you. Take care. Some wild spring !

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