We traveled from Dublin, Georgia to Lumberton, North Carolina yesterday. We are inching our way home as we wait for this late winter storm that the Weather Channel has dubbed “Stella” to do her work. My maternal grandmother’s name was Stella and from all accounts she could be quite stubborn at times—so this winter storm is aptly named. We first heard that the storm Stella would arrive in Maryland last Saturday, so we hunkered down in Georgia for the weekend. Then we heard that Stella would commence on Monday night, dumping anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow, so we drove here to Lumberton to wait it out another night. This morning, according to my limited sources, Stella has just now started in the Washington DC area and will continue into tomorrow, producing wind gusts as high as 40 mph. I think we’ll stay in Lumberton again tonight!
“...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING (Today, Tuesday))..
* LOCATIONS...The Interstate 95 Corridor in northeastern Maryland, northern Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania and southwestern New Jersey.
* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow...sleet...freezing rain and strong winds.
* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow and sleet accumulations of 5 to 10 inches.
* ICE ACCUMULATION...A light glaze of ice is possible.
* TIMING...Snow will continue this morning and into the early afternoon and it will be heavy at times. The snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain. The precipitation should come to an end during the afternoon.
* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility and additional power outages.
* WINDS...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. TEMPERATURES...Mainly around 30 degrees.”
Yes, I think we’ll stay put for a little while longer until Stella does her thing! Next week it will be Spring!
|Stubborn "Stella" and my Grandad|