No snow for Polk despite predictions
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 Polkstandardjournal.com on weekday mornings, or during unexpected weather events.