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 It was a dry day across much of the East Coast yesterday with sunshine and patchy clouds from Maine to Georgia. Temperatures across this area typically ran a few degrees below normal, although some spots in the Deep South still climbed well into the 90s. Widespread showers and thunderstorms were seen along the Gulf Coast, over the Plains and into the western Great Lakes with some storms producing severe weather. Heavy downpours were the primary threat with storms closer to the Gulf Coast while the severe weather threat was focused farther north. A few thunderstorms produced wind gusts as strong as 65 mph over Iowa with one thunderstorm spinning up a tornado over northern Wisconsin. Thunderstorms also dotted the central and northern Rockies, but otherwise, the rest of the West was dry with above-normal temperatures. SPECIAL WEATHER On this day in 1986, there was record chill over a large area. Record-low temperatures were tied or broken in at least 47 cities including: Allentown, PA: 41 degrees tied the August record (1934) Baltimore, MD (airport): 45 degrees, new August record Indianapolis, IN: 42 degrees, tied record for date (1946) Philadelphia, PA: 47 degrees Pittsburgh, PA: 43 degrees Roanoke, VA: 42 degrees, new August record Scranton, PA: 41 degrees tied record for the date (1934) Washington, DC: 50 degrees, tied record for the date (1896) Youngstown, OH: 40 degrees Greensboro, NC: 45 degrees, new August record WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS --Wheeling, Ohio, set a new record low on Friday morning when temperatures dropped to 50 F. The previous record was 56 F from 2012. Adverse Weather Reports from Earlier Friday: --As thunderstorms came onshore, a wind gust of 45 mph was measured at Freshwater Canal Locks in Freshwater City, Louisiana. --A downpour, which dropped visibility to less than a half mile, led to minor street flooding on Wisconsin Highway 35 near Webster, Wisconsin. --Flood waters covered a highway near Osceola, Nebraska. Cool Friday Morning (Actual Low/Normal Low): --Bradford, PA: 40/50 --Elmira, NY: 43/54 --Williamsport, PA: 50/59 --Scranton, PA: 50/58 --Altoona, PA: 48/57 Rainfall Totals on Friday (in inches): Paynesville, MN 3.78 Sugar Land, TX 2.97 St. Cloud, MN 2.03 Lancaster, TX 2.00 Mineral Wells, TX 1.92 Corsicana, TX 1.89 Lincoln, IL 1.72 Willmar, MN 1.72 Siren, WI 1.69 Antigo, WI 1.58 McAllen, TX 1.53 Mexia, TX 1.49 Biloxi, MS 1.41 Des Moines, IA 1.38 Fort Worth, TX 1.33 Mora, MN 1.32 Weslaco, TX 1.32 Newton, IA 1.28 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 117 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 32 at Angel Fire, New Mexico COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved AUGUST 30 PLACE YEAR EVENT _______________________________________________________________________ California 1929 Coastal steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". Around 70 passengers and crew on the San Juan drowned. West Virginia 1989 Lightning set numerous house and trailer fires. Firefighters could not keep up with all the fires that were burning.
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