Posted by:Buckey2745, 2:10 PM GMT on January 21, 2011
Well that was certainly a decent storm. Unlike storms past, this one actually lived up to the long hype. We've been hearing about the potential for a "significant" snow for days... really, since last weekend. At times yesterday, I had my doubts whether this storm would actually produce. After all was said and done, it produced a solid 4.75" of snow. As I mentioned in the live blog yesterday, I couldn't bring myself to round up. It didn't feel right.
From the NWS in Wilmington, here's the unofficial snowfall totals:
Totals from yesterday's storm. Image from NWS Wilmington
The real story of this storm started after the snow stopped. West winds picked up to 15mph and started drifting this light powder across our roads. That brought out a bunch of Level 2 Snow Emergencies for our area, including us in Pickaway County. We don't see Level 2 very often, so needless to say, most things are shut down today:
This morning's snow emergencies
On top of the snow, and the drifting... it's COLD. Temperatures dipped down to 6° this morning, with wind chills as low as -10°! As far as I'm concerned, that's just insult to injury. Going outside is a chore, and if you're thinking of shoveling your driveway you'll have to cover all exposed skin. It's bad.
As expected, this became our largest snow of the season so far, and also our most disruptive. The good news for our friends in Columbus is with over 4" of snow, road crews decide to plow side streets. So hopefully sometime this weekend we can all get back to normal activities. But for now... bundle up and stay inside if you can.