FREMONT – It’s been an active week for weather, with two snow emergencies called already. According to the National Weather Service station in Valley, the wild ride isn’t over yet.
The area to our northeast may receive a light dusting of snow on Thursday night through Friday, but the real storm hazards will come on Saturday. Freezing rain, ice and snow are all in the forecast for this weekend, beginning with freezing rain and a wintry mix on Saturday morning that will change over to heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions by 6PM. Travel will be difficult or dangerous in some areas with winds expected to gust up to 55 miles an hour.
The amount of snow expected with this storm is still up in the air – literally and figuratively – with predictive models showing anywhere from 2″ to 8″ of new snowfall. The National Weather service reports that this storm is more unpredictable due to atmospheric factors, and they have “low confidence” in the snow total predictions at this time.
For now, it’s best to be prepared for a serious storm. Make grocery trips now, if necessary, and plan to stay where you are on Saturday through Sunday. Make sure you have the ability to track the weather, and if a Blizzard Warning is issued, do not attempt to travel unless absolutely necessary. Snow emergencies may be issued by city government – remember to keep vehicles off of snow emergency routes, if so.