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Working and playing in the snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Ronnie Todd of the Clay Community School Corporation works to make sure the bus barn's lot is as snow-free as possible at about six this morning.

By The Associated Press

Clay Community Schools joined many other school districts in delaying the opening of school today. Clay students were on a two-hour delay.

An additional 1-2 inches of snow fell overnight and this morning in Clay County, bringing the two-day total snowfall to about four inches.

Roads are ice-covered and slick, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Department. One wreck, which resulted in a personal injury, occurred at S.R. 42 and Cory-Staunton Road. Names were not available at press time.

Strong winds are expected to be the rule this afternoon, making drifting snow a distinct possibility.

Today, Clay County can expect occasional snow, mainly in the morning hours with an inch or less of additional accumulation. It will be cold and brisk, according to the National Weather Service with temperatures steady or slowly falling into the lower 20s. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries this evening. Lows near 10 above, with West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night, partly cloudy with low temperatures in the upper teens and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday, expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain or snow and highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds are expected to be 10 to 20 mph with a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

Our next snow possibility will be a 30 percent chance on Thursday night.

For the latest, up-to-the-minute weather information, including advisories and warnings, go to http://www.thebraziltimes.com and click on the weather box at the bottom of the page.

Freezing rain and sleet were occurring over much of eastern Indiana this morning. There were reports of a few power outages from freezing rain in the Muncie and Winchester areas early this morning. Thunderstorms were also reported over parts of eastern Indiana this morning.

Further west, the precipitation had changed to snow. Snow amounts of 1-2 inches were reported over parts of Central and Southwest Indiana overnight, while lighter amounts have been the rule elsewhere. The freezing rain in eastern Indiana was expected to change to snow by sunrise as colder air spreads eastward.

Snow will continue over northern Indiana today. But it should diminish to flurries in central and southern portions by afternoon. Additional snow amounts of 4 to 6 inches are possible in the far north today. However central and southernIndiana should only receive and additional inch.

Winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph today and blowing and drifting of snow will be a problem especially over northernIndiana later today. Winter weather advisories are in effect for all day today over northernIndiana and mainly this morning for most of central and southernIndiana.

An area of low pressure over east centralIndiana will continue moving northeast. Colder air will push east across state this morning as a result temperatures will remain in the 20s state wide today.

An area of high pressure will build east across Tennessee late tonight and Wednesday. As a result, skies will become partly cloudy over southernIndiana tonight and elsewhere by Wednesday. Low temperatures tonight will be in the lower to middle teens. High temperatures Wednesday will range from the middle 20s to around 30.

Linda Messmer and Frank Phillips contributed to this report.

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