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 -A cold front sweeping across the East brought big changes to the region yesterday. Despite a mild start, colder air moved over the region as the front tracked eastward throughout the day, reaching the coast by the evening hours. Temperatures dropped quickly after the front passed, with Scranton, Pa., having the temperature drop off 20 degrees in just one hour. Not only did this front result in a big temperature swing, but also heavy rain. Rainfall amounts totaled over an inch from the Carolinas to New England, resulting in some flooding in Vermont. Snow and sleet managed to mix in with the rain on the back end of the system in the Northeast with a time of steady snow over portions of western Pennsylvania and New York. This resulted in some accumulations, mainly on grassy surfaces. The core of the cold air was centered over the Great Lakes, setting multiple record lows in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dry weather was the story across the Plains with temperatures reaching the 60s from Texas to Wyoming. Dry weather was also seen over the West with the exception of a few showers over the northern Rockies. SPECIAL WEATHER Major Snowstorm Hits Great Lakes -A powerful storm brought heavy snow to the Great Lakes region on this day back in 1993. Heavy wet snow fell over the state of Michigan, burying the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base with 24 inches of snow. Vilas County, Wis., recorded snowdrifts up to 5 feet tall. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Record Lows from Tuesday: -St. Cloud, Minn., set a record of 16 degrees, breaking the record of 17 degrees set in 1943. -Minneapolis, Minn., tied the record of 18 degrees, originally set way back in 1875 and first tied in 1935. -Hill City, Kan., set a record of 19 degrees, breaking the record of 23 degrees set in 1951. -St. Joseph, Mo., set a record of 23 degrees, breaking the record of 24 degrees set in 1928. -Joplin, Mo., set a record of 25 degrees, breaking the record of 26 degrees set in 1983. -Lubbock, Texas, tied the record of 25 degrees, originally set in 1928. -Springfield, Mo., tied the record of 25 degrees, originally set in 1928. -Childress, Texas, set a record of 26 degrees, breaking the record of 30 degrees set in 1983. -Rolla, Mo., set a record of 26 degrees, breaking the record of 27 degrees set in 1962. -Longview, Texas, tied the record of 33 degrees, originally set in 1959. -Austin (Bergstrom Airport), Texas, tied the record of 34 degrees, originally set in 2008. -College Station, Texas, set a record of 37 degrees, breaking the record of 38 degrees set in 1928. -Victoria, Texas, tied the record of 38 degrees, originally set in 1928. Some Snowfall Records from Tuesday: -Dayton, Ohio, had 1.1 inches, breaking the record of 0.1 of an inch set in 1935. -Columbus, Ohio, had 0.9 of an inch, breaking the record of 0.7 of an inch set in 1943. -Cincinnati, Ohio, had 0.6 of an inch, breaking the record of a trace set in many years. -Nashville, Tenn., had a trace, the first time on record that snow fell on April 15. Some Record Low Maximums from Tuesday: City (Old or Tied Record/Year); New Record Detroit, MI (36/1904) 33 Muskegon, MI (35/1944) 33 Flint, MI (35/1944) 34 South Bend, IN (tied/1907) 35 Grand Rapids, MI (36/1904) 35 Fort Wayne, IN (37/1928) 36 Indianapolis, IN (40/1928) 38 Dayton, OH (40/1962) 38 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Tallahassee, FL 3.86" Valdosta, GA 2.78" Brunswick, GA 2.75" Baltimore, MD 2.42" Norfolk, VA 2.30" Winston-Salem, NC 2.24" Andover, NJ 2.23" Rockingham, NC 2.16" Hampton Roads, VA 2.11" Emporia, VA 2.10" Wakefield, VA 2.06" Martinsville, VA 2.02" Southern Pines, NC 1.96" Suffolk, VA 1.88" Monroe, NC 1.87" Lynchburg, VA 1.86" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 95 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday -7 at Land O Lakes, Wisconsin COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved APRIL 16 PLACE YEAR EVENT _____________________________________________________________________________ Boston Harbor 1851 Famous Lighthouse Storm -- great tide whole gale destroyed Minot Lighthouse and its keepers; tide exceeded a staggering height of 1,723 feet. Ohio 1990 A 93-mph wind gust, the strongest gust at Will Rogers Airport in the last 24 years.
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