I Feel Giddy, Oh So Giddy, I Feel Giddy and Witty and Gay!
A little bit of West Side Story this morning because I am so "Giddy" after reading the forecast and watching the snowflakes fall from the sky. Yes, I know in the song the word is "Pretty" but "Giddy" rhymes with "Pretty" so let’s just go with it!
There’s another winter storm warning threatening to dump another 4-8" of snow on us. This on top of the foot of snow we received over the weekend is what makes me feel "Giddy!" Call me crazy but we want plenty of white stuff around for the Mush for a Cure and the month of March.
This may not make for great winter driving for Josh’s first play-off game for hockey in Duluth tonight, but we’re hoping most of the snow will hold off until we get home. My sister’s family wasn’t so lucky when they attempted to head home on Sunday. They made it about a mile before the limited visibility from the blowing snow made them turn around and spend an extra night with us.
The kids had a two hour late start yesterday and are hoping for a snow day tomorrow. We shall see if they will be feeling "Giddy" tomorrow once the snow fall subsides.
Get Giddy with It!
Northern Cook / Northern Lake, Southern Cook / North Shore, Cook County
Issued: Tuesday, Feb 28 at 03:35 am
Expires: Tuesday, Feb 28 at 12:00 pm
…STRONG WINTER STORM TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…
.A VERY STRONG WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY SNOW AND
VERY GUSTY WINDS ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTHLAND TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. BY FAR THE STRONGEST STORM OF THE
SEASON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 2 AND ALONG
THE NORTHSHORE…AND THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR AROUND THE
HEAD OF LAKE SUPERIOR. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED WITH
NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AT TIMES AND HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES.
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* LOCATION AND TIMING…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED
FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS A STRONG
WINTER STORM IMPACTS THE REGION. THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE GRAND
RAPIDS…VIRGINA…TWO HARBORS…SILVER BAY AND GRAND MARAIS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE
FROM 8 T0 13 INCHES IN THE WARNED AREA BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* WIND AND VISIBILITY…STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED WITH THIS
SYSTEM. THE COMBINATION OF WIND AND SNOW WILL CREATE LOW
VISIBILITIES AND WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL RATES AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE
RAPID ACCUMULATION OF SNOW ON AREA ROADS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME
HAZARDOUS QUICKLY TUESDAY EVENING.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUSLY LOW VISIBILITY AND DRIFTING SNOW. SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS…AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED. DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY BECOME STRANDED AND THAT IT COULD TAKE MANY HOURS FOR HELP TO ARRIVE. KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE… INCLUDING A FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE AND EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME AND HAVE A WORKING CELL PHONE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.