Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bracing For The Winter Storm - Christmas 2009

Word is out that we are ground zero for a very bad winter storm: Rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow and blowing snow is on the menu from Wednesday 3 PM Dec. 23 through Saturday AM Dec. 26.

Here is what the National Weather Service has to say at this point:

...POTENTIALLY CRIPPLING WINTER STORM TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY....A WINTRY MIX WILL SPREAD FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ACROSS IOWA TODAY...LINGERING ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY. THIS WILL NOT EVEN BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE STORM WHICH WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN EXTREME AMOUNTS OF WIND BLOWN SNOW MAY OCCUR OVER THE NORTHWEST THIRD OF THE STATE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

Our family's Christmas plans for this year were to stay in Clear Lake and have all the kids come home . This is now in serous doubt! We have already told our family that there is no reason to take chances. We can get together and celebrate another day AND be safe.

Trust you will be safe and your families will be safe as you travel and move about over this Christmas holiday.

Merry Christmas To All!

2 comments:

Kashi said...

Merry Christmas

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Anonymous said...

Glad your kids made it home for Christmas.

Big Bro