How Many Snow Days This Week?

posted Feb 4, 2014, 3:05 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 3:06 PM ]
Gee. More snow. Who would've thought? 
For the first time in nearly a month, Van Buren actually saw rain falling from the sky last weekend. Of course, it was only followed with several inches of snow. It seems like a broken record at this point- just about every week, Van Buren ends up dealing with even more snow than the last. This is the case again this week, with more snow and wind coming by tonight. We've already seen 9 snow days this year, and there's no doubt in my mind that we'll see that number rise into double digits by the end of the week. Another strong storm has developed, and in a "surprise" twist, the heaviest snow will basically be directly over Hancock County once again. 

At this point, I don't really know the point of this forecast. Another 6-12" of snow is pretty much a guarantee at this point with this storm, and it's possible that some areas could see over 12" of snow. It's going to snow, and it's going to snow a lot. The most significant difference between this storm and the other half dozen we've had this year is that this storm will hit during the night and clear out by the late morning. The biggest challenge is guessing how bad the roads will be for Thursday. Blowing snow is likely during the day tomorrow, and will last into the overnight hours. If there's enough snow to blow around, there is a definite chance that we'll close once again Thursday, but it's definitely a tough call.  

So the big question is: Will we have school Wednesday? Click here, or view my actual SnowDay Forecast below: 

My Official SnowDay Forecast- Wednesday: 
2 Hour Delay: 100%
Closing: 99.98% 

My Official SnowDay Forecast- Thursday: 
2 Hour Delay: 50%
Closing: 50%