Thursday, April 5, 2018

Snow Squall Warning for Today
Arrives too Late to be Helpful

A Snow Squall Warning was issued earlier today (Thursday) around 1 pm in the afternoon for squalls being forecast for the afternoon hours. The email notice sent to the media did not arrive until 5 pm which is past the hours during which the squalls were to be taking place. The danger was emphasized because the day was basically sunny but the wind was anticipated to swirl up new falling snow in such a way as to create zero-visibility experiences on road travel. 

We cannot attest to whether or not the squalls did occur in surrounding areas, or for those traveling the Wyoming County roads, but the Silver Lake Institute was not affected by it. The Institute only experienced some snow flurries during those same afternoon hours which were of little consequence, creating a scattered dusting of some ground cover. We were very lucky Thursday and now await the forecast snow for Friday's "1 to 4 inches."

Update for Friday's Snow: The snow came, then the rain, then the wind, then the sun, and by the time it was all over, there was no snow (from the morning snowfall) remaining on the ground. One plowed snow mound from previous storms which had been between 4 and 5 feet tall, appears now to be done to about 15 inches.

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