New York Times article this week focused on KRTV reporter Kay Rossi, who is stranded back east due to the big blizzard.
Thanks to Alan for sharing this wonderful snowy picture!
This was indeed a doozy – probably ranks in my Top 5 snowstorms since 2002! Lots of snow, and the wind yesterday made it pretty intense. Wind chill was probably down around -20 or so. According to the Trib: “Great Falls broke a snowfall record for Dec. 29, receiving 10.6 inches of snow as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, and snow was expected to continue to fall throughout the evening.”
And here’s the result (looks sorta like a giant loaf of bread on the bench):
About an inch of snow when I woke up at 4:40 this morning…and about 4 inches by 7:30 when I left for work…and it’s coming down even harder and more sideways now (10:47 am).
This is sounding sort of serious…might have to break out the winter coat.
Wednesday: Snow. Areas of blowing snow. Colder. Snow accumulation 6 to 7 inches. Highs around 20. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph…shifting to the north 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill readings 5 below to 15 below zero in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Areas of blowing snow in the evening. Snow. Much colder. Snow accumulation 2 to 5 inches. Lows 5 below to 10 below zero. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.
Everybody ready for the last winter blast of 2010? Looks like it’s going to be a doozy…the phrase “chance of snow near 100 percent” appears for today, Wednesday, and Thursday.