You may have noticed the "Light Snow" graphic at the top of the seMissourian.com website for most of the afternoon. Yes, I know the sky has been completely clear all day, with not a single snowflake in sight. Don't blame me, blame the automated weather station at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport. The station has reported "light snow" during 4 of the last 6 hours, probably the result of some kind of malfunction.
If we start seeing reports of snow this Saturday night, however, it might be the real deal. While the computer models have flip-flopped somewhat for this weekend's Winter Storm "AC/DC", it appears that Cape Girardeau is still on target to a get some snow Saturday night and Sunday morning, but not that much. The latest Hazardous Weather Outlook warns:
THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT CONTINUES...ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST OF THE OHIO RIVER. THE COLD AIR WILL BE BROUGHT IN ON HOWLING NORTHWEST WINDS...AND THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR WIND ADVISORY AND WIND CHILL ADVISORY THRESHOLDS TO BE MET AS WELL DURING THE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT TIME FRAME.
I'm calling dibs on the word "Blizzardcane."