No snow for Polk de­spite pre­dic­tions

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Staff re­ports

The re­ports of po­ten­tial snow turned out to be overblown early last week, though it gave stu­dents an un­ex­pected day off from class as the month was com­ing to an end.

Polk County did ex­pe­ri­ence a frigid drop on the ther­mome­ter af­ter rain moved through quickly and brought be­hind it frozen tem­per­a­tures, but it didn’t last through the end of the week as win­ter weather blew by with­out leav­ing a sin­gle snowflake.

The good news is that Polk School District and county and city of­fices re­turned to their nor­mal sched­ules, and stu­dents won’t have to make up the day on the school cal­en­dar later in the year.

Store shelves quickly re­stocked af­ter buy­ers took all the bread, milk and frozen piz­zas from area gro­cery stores as well.

As last week’s win­ter storm passed and even­tu­ally brought warmer tem­per­a­tures over the week­end, the fore­cast wasn’t ex­pected at press time to re­main sunny and warm for­ever.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice pre­dicted over the week­end that with a warm-up this week the area will get greater chances of show­ers and thun­der­storms as Fe­bru­ary gets un­der­way in earnest.

Keep track of the fore­cast on­line via Polk­stan­dard­jour­ on weekday morn­ings, or dur­ing un­ex­pected weather events.

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