The winter storm that closed down Bloomington and Monroe County government offices on Thursday and Friday left around 5 inches of snow on top of a layer of frozen crud that began falling late on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service snowfall map put Bloomington in the 4-to-6-inch band of snowfall for the storm period. The NWS station-by-station report pegged the amount for Bloomington at 5.5 inches.
The NWS forecast for Bloomington calls for a high of 23 F degrees on Saturday with no additional snowfall. For Sunday, it’s supposed to remain clear with a forecasted high temperature of 37 F.
As of 4:01 p.m on Friday, the travel warning (red level) for Monroe County had been adjusted down to a watch (orange level). [Updated 5:57 p.m. on Feb. 5. The travel status for Monroe County has been adjusted down just an advisory (yellow level), which means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.] Continue reading “[Updated: From orange to yellow] Monroe County after-storm notebook: Travel status goes from red down to orange; Bloomington property owners must clear sidewalks”