A turn for the winter worse ...

What many had described locally as a winter that had “not been too bad” early on certainly took a turn toward the worse late last week with the snowstorm that dumped reports of up to five inches of new snow across Allamakee County Thursday, February 4 and coupled that new fallen snow with winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour that blew that snow around well into Friday, February 5, not only covering area roadways initially but continuing to cover them with blowing snow into the weekend (as evident in the photo of the initially covered road above Thursday afternoon and the road streaked with blowing snow pictured below Friday morning). The weekend furthered winter’s harsh local turn with temperatures that have not been above 0 degrees Fahrenheit since Friday afternoon, and fell as low as the mid-20s below zero early Sunday morning, February 7, with wind chills that fell into the mid-30s below zero and remained in the double digits below zero the entire weekend, according to information recorded by the National Weather Service.

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