More holiday snow cause for celebration
Posted: December 31, 2012
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — Snow fell Saturday for the third time in six days, albeit lighter and less slick than the previous two wet weather days.
About an inch came down in Winchester and Frederick County, according to Jared Klein, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sterling.
Areas farther to the north, such as Berkeley County, W.Va., received two to three inches, he said.
Unlike Christmas Eve and Wednesday, travel difficulties were minimal Saturday as there was no ice coating the roadways.
The Winchester Police Department and the sheriff’s offices in Frederick and Clarke counties reported no major problems due to the snow.
With an easier time traversing the streets, sledding enthusiasts took to Winchester’s Jim Barnett Park for an afternoon of downhill thrills.
“We wanted to come hit the big hill,” said Aimee Nuwer, who brought her two children out after they had grown tired of sledding on a smaller hill in their yard in recent days.
Her children were impressed.
“I liked it because the hills were big and bumpy,” said Casey Nuwer.
Casey and his sister, Aimee — both students at Evendale Elementary in Frederick County — were hoping for more snow in the coming days, preferably a lot when school starts up again Jan. 2.
More wet weather could be on the way to welcome in the new year.
No precipitation is expected today, but a storm system is moving in from the west and is expected to arrive New Year’s Day.
Klein said the system appears “weak,” but the Winchester area could get a mix of rain and snow, likely totaling less than inch.
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