Beyond the Green Screen: Where’s the Snow?

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Where’s the snow?

That’s the first thing I asked myself when I woke up at 1:15 this morning. I peeked out the window and could tell there was precipitation but there was only a wet pavement. I couldn’t tell if there were snowflakes mixed in or not.

There were raindrops with flakes of snow hitting the windshield on my way to work a little after 2 this morning. They were melting on impact and my car thermometer was reading in the mid 30s. Busted.

The Winter Weather Advisory had already been canceled. The storm system shifted a little farther south and temperatures stayed above freezing in the Quad Cities and in many other surrounding locations. Temperatures were just cold enough south and east of the Q.C. that minor accumulations took place. There were a few reports out of Hancock County showing 1 to 2 inches of snowfall.

We lucked out. The snow fell more heavily in places like Chicago and across the Ohio River Valley. Chicago ended up with 5 to 6 inches of snowfall along with whiteout conditions at times. Travel was nearly impossibly there this morning.

With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark the rest of the day and weak disturbances moving down from Wisconsin, we will still see a chance of scattered flurries today but no accumulation is expected. Welcome to March!