Snowstorm for the groundhog
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:25:30 GMT —
The area will spend this Groundhog Day digging out after the latest snowstorm. Areas south and east of Toledo received a fair amount of ice as well. Accumulations of four to six inches of snow were common with higher amounts into Michigan. As the day progresses, look for the winds to pick up, causing significant blowing and drifting. We also run the risk of a few more inches as upper air energy rotates through the vicinity. The snow showers should taper off in the evening.
Much colder air arrives tonight with subzero wind chill readings. So dress appropriately if heading into the elements. Wear plenty of layers and protect the hands and head.
As of Wednesday morning, all the blizzard warnings had been dropped, but there are several winter weather advisories in place throughout the day.
All schools districts in northwest Ohio were closed once again Wednesday, the second day in a row. Many public districts have now gone at least one day over their calamity day limit for the year. Toledo Public Schools took their declared their third snow day of the year, reaching the state limit.
If you do have to travel use extreme caution and allow plenty of extra time. Also, make sure to send all your weather photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.