Friday, February 8, 2008

Time to clean up before the next wave

The next wave is on the way, according to the National Weather Service:

Today: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind between 9 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Saturday: Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. West wind between 14 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night: Widespread blowing snow and scattered flurries before midnight, then areas of blowing snow after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values between -8 and -18. Breezy, with a west wind between 23 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. West wind between 16 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.


This news would seeminly behoove public works officials to get the streets clears and in good shape before it's too windy and cold to make much of a difference.

Many city streets in Kenosha are barely passable with snow and slush on top of snow and ice, and this includes some arterial streets (56th being one) and streets around schools. The storm has been over and a good cleanup effort is overdue.

Pleasant Prairie's streets are in better shape. Though not their typical bare pavement, village streets are open and can be navigated.

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