Sunday, 15th January A. D. 2017. For a couple days the weather boffins have been predicting a major ice and snow storm for this area. The entrail readers think a 0.25 inch accumulation of ice can result. (That’s a lot of ice on the street!) Today broke sunny, cold and some ice on the ground. This morning, the weather boffins were anticipating the freezing rain part to begin locally – Hastings, Nebraska – at 1000 to perhaps 1200. Our church cancelled all services.
It is now noon or very close. There is thick cloud cover and rain. Not freezing yet, just rain. Temperatures are below freezing 28 degrees according to local website weather report. Which bodes ice on streets and sidewalks.