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Ushering in the Cold. Again.

By: Buckey2745 , 11:06 PM GMT on January 20, 2014

Our weekend clipper was just about what I expected. Enough snow in a short enough time to cause a little panic in Columbus. The NWS even extended the Winter Weather Advisories all the way in to the Columbus area for what all computer models were calling a very minor snow event.

In the end we had 1.5" of snow, our fifth biggest snow of the season.

And now... another clipper. This one will be remembered more for what it does after the snow than the snow itself. We can expect another 1" of snow overnight and in to the morning commute, but aside from that the real story will be the cold temps behind it.

A little after noon today we hit our high of 37° and we will not see a rise in temperatures again until Wednesday morning. As of now the forecast is for a low Wednesday of -5°. This is awfully close to what we saw earlier in January, but the difference will be the wind. While there will be a breeze, we hopefully shouldn't see the super gusty winds that brought us wind chills in the negative 30 range. Instead expect wind chills close to negative 20 on Wednesday morning. We should go about 3 straight days with the wind chills below zero from tomorrow night to Friday afternoon. So while this deep chill won't be as extreme, it'll be much longer lasting.

It's very borderline right now whether we will see some school delays Wednesday morning, with wind chills close to dangerous levels. It was an easy call a couple weeks ago, but I'm not sure about this time.

I'll write more tomorrow about the cold and occasional snow in the forecast.

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 6
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 2
Wind Chill Advisories- 1
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 3" (Predicted: 3")
December: 8.05" (Predicted: 7")
January: 7.85" (Predicted: 4")
Season: 18.9"

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