A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
NATIONAL SUMMARY Showers and thunderstorms reached from central New England to the central Plains. Some of the storms were over Pennsylvania, the Ohio Valley and the western Great Lakes. Spotty storms were affecting the Deep South. Showers and spotty thunderstorms reached from Montana to Arizona. Hot and humid air continued over the South Central states with AccuWeather RealFeel temperatures well over 100 F from the Carolinas to Texas and the southern Plains. Lowell has become a hurricane in the eastern Pacific and a system is being monitored approaching the Caribbean for possible development the next few days. SPECIAL WEATHER Hailstorm Ended the Colorado State Fair... --On this date in 1984, the Colorado State Fair was closed after a vicious hailstorm struck. A total of nine people were injured with one person being knocked unconscious. Over 500 light bulbs were broken by golf ball-sized hail. Damage totaled $40 million. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Record High from Wednesday: -Sarasota, Florida, tied the record of 96 degrees, originally set in 1973 and first tied in 2007. Rainfall Records from Wednesday: -Sioux City, Iowa, had 2.12 inches, breaking the record of 2.01 inches set in 1922. -Des Moines, Iowa, had 2.10 inches, tying the record originally set way back in 1981. -Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had 1.80 inches, breaking the record of 1.70 inches set in 2004. -Youngstown, Ohio, had 1.71 inches, breaking the record of 1.58 inches set in 1971. Storm Reports from Thursday: -A tornado was reported to have briefly touched down near Mountain Lake, Minnesota, late Thursday afternoon. -1.75 inch diameter hail was reported near Buhl, Idaho late Thursday afternoon. -A 67-mph wind gust was reported in Peotone, Illinois, Thursday evening. 24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday... St. James, Minn. 3.22 Windom, Minn. 3.13 Du Bois, Pa. 3.12 Linton, N.D. 3.07 Washington, N.C. 2.98 Muncie, Ind. 2.74 Rockford, Ill. 2.24 Rensselaer, Ind. 2.20 Hilo, Hawaii 2.15 DeKalb, Ill. 2.08 Montevideo, Minn. 1.90 Kokomo, Ind. 1.86 Valparaiso, Ind. 1.86 Monroe, Wis. 1.79 Marion, Ind. 1.77 Morris, Minn. 1.73 Willmar, Minn. 1.58 Tallulah, La. 1.54 Peru, Ind. 1.49 Benson, Minn. 1.49 St. Cloud, Minn. 1.47 Imperial, Calif. 1.44 Washington, D.C. 1.43 Flora, Illinois 1.39 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 111 at Death Valley, California National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 32 at Bodie State Park, California 2014 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved AUGUST 21 PLACE YEAR EVENT _________________________________________________________________________ Idaho 1910 The Great Idaho Fire was contained after 851 lives and 6 billion board feet of timber were lost. Pueblo, Colo. 1984 The state fair was closed during a vicious hailstorm. Nine people were hurt, one seriously. Damages totalled $40 million, and 500 light bulbs were broken by the hail.
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