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, chilly day across the East Wednesday in the wake of a cold front the moved through Tuesday. Temperatures ran 10 to 20 degrees below normal across the region with new record lows set in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y.; Erie, Pa.; Clarksville, Tenn.; Greenville, S.C.; Montgomery, Ala.; and Pensacola, Fla. This chill also gripped much of the Great Lakes and northern Plains as low pressure delivered snow from the Dakotas to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The heaviest snow fell over east-central Minnesota, just north and east of the city of Minneapolis. Snow totals in this area topped 1 foot, covering roads in snow and causing the Minnesota Twins to postpone their game originally scheduled for Wednesday evening. -The balance of the country remained dry with the exception of some rain showers over Washington and snow showers over the Rockies. Areas of the West that stayed dry had temperatures above normal, but they did not set any record highs. SPECIAL WEATHER Remembering Northeast Snowstorm on 1821 -Today marks the anniversary of when a snowstorm impacted the Northeast, delivering heavy snow to parts of the region. Only 1 inch of snow fell at the nation's capital, but enough snow fell in New York City for sleighs to be out in the city. Boston received a foot of snow with Warchester, Mass., recording 16 inches. Much of this snow melted within days of falling. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Some Record Lows from Wednesday: -Marquette, Mich., set a record of 5 degrees below zero, smashing the record of 3 degrees set way back in 1875. This is also the latest subzero reading on record, breaking the record of April 10, 2007 when it was 3 degrees below zero. -Rhinelander, Wis., set a record of 9 degrees, breaking the record of 12 degrees set in 1983. -Stevens Point, Wis., set a record of 15 degrees, breaking the record of 17 degrees set in 1962. -Youngstown, Ohio,set a record of 18 degrees, breaking the record of 21 degrees originally set in 1935 and tied in 1980. -Montpelier, Vt., tied the record of 18 degrees, originally set in 1992. -Toledo, Ohio, set a record of 19 degrees, breaking the record of 20 degrees set way back in 1875. -Binghamton, N.Y., set a record of 19 degrees, smashing the record of 24 degrees originally set in 1962 and tied in 1980. This is also the latest in record in the teens, breaking the record of April 12, 1976 when it was 14 degrees. -Massena, N.Y., set a record of 19 degrees, smashing the record of 23 degrees set in 2005. -Erie, Pa., tied the record of 21 degrees, originally set way back in 1875. -El Dorado, Ark., tied the record of 32 degrees, originally set in 1961. -Monroe, La., set a record of 36 degrees, breaking the record of 37 degrees set in 1961. -Mobile, Ala., tied the record of 37 degrees, originally set in 2007. -Pensacola, Fla., tied the record of 42 degrees, originally set in 1928 and first tied in 1962. -Brownsville, Texas, tied the record of 46 degrees, originally set in 1928. Some Snowfall Totals from Wednesday: Nowthen, MN 17.0" Monticello, MN 14.6" Milaca, MN 14.5" St. Francis, MN 14.0" East Bethel, MN 13.8" Stacy, MN 13.0" Cosmos, MN 12.7" Webb Lake, WI 12.3" Mora, MN 12.0" Rogers, MN 11.3" Zimmerman, MN 11.0" Sacred Heart, MN 9.3" Ashland, WI 9.1" Coon Rapids, MN 9.0" Mellen, WI 8.5" Wrenshall, MN 8.2" Sauk Centre, MN 8.0" Gile, WI 7.5" Holyoke, MN 7.0" Watertown, MN 6.2" West Duluth, MN 6.0" Marquette, MI 5.6" New Hope, MN 5.1" Artichoke, MN 4.0" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 103 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday -9 at Spincich Lake, Michigan COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved APRIL 17 PLACE YEAR EVENT ______________________________________________________________________________ Ft. Wayne, Ind. 1963 Precipitation totalling 2.65 inches, hail 1.75 inches in diameter, two tornadoes, 21 buildings destroyed and $650,000 damage. Abernathy, Texas 1992 Hail 2.5 inches in diameter fell during a severe thunderstorm.
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