Thursday, February 10, 2011

2/10 - 1:30pm - Another Snowstorm in North Mississippi

Snow is not common in Mississippi. Really, I'm telling you it's not. That's a hard thing to believe after receiving our second heavy snowfall of the season last night here in Starkville and across the state. Locally we received 4-5" and areas to our north and west closer to Oxford and the Delta region saw amounts near 6". I'll admit that my forecast for areas east of Greenwood, MS was a bust. I settled on 2-3" a couple days ago and stuck with it based on the computer models. Even then, a lot of computer models coming in were suggesting amounts way below this and it was tough not to lower the forecast. The fact of the matter is that most forecasters, both human and computer, overestimated the amount of weakening in this storm as it moved east and it led to quite a surprise. Something that really helped up the totals locally was a quick drop in temperature to the freezing mark before 4pm. Mississippi State University decided to call off classes at the last minute this morning after previously stating they would open at 11am. Good thing... the roads and sidewalks even at 11:30am this morning weren't good at all and temperatures are still in the upper 20's at this hour. I doubt we'll get above freezing today. Check out my video compilation of the snow on campus below and flip through the slideshow below that (there are some fantastic panoramas in there!):

No comments: