Old Man Winter dumped more than a foot of snow in many places around the county on Friday. Traffic slowed to a snail’s pace at times as visibility fell to near zero. The snow is expected to let up over the weekend. Take a look inside at some of the images from Friday.
It was a “relatively normal” Oswego winter, said Bill Gregway, the local weather observer for the National Weather Service said. “We have had much colder and we have had much warmer,” he added.
Mayor Randolph F. Bateman today (March 10), announced the suspension of the winter parking restrictions, effective Friday, March 11, at 12:01 a.m.
We’ve had almost 200 inches of snowfall this season. The people on West Second Street South, between Broadway and Voorhees Street, worked together in plowing sidewalks and even driveways so that no one was stranded.
Therefore, until further notice we are requesting no parking on any city streets and no unnecessary travel. This will aid city resources in clearing city streets. Also, the Oswego City School District is closed today.
Most of us have heard the terms weather forecasters throw around when talking about their craft. However, what do they actually mean?
The winter parking ban will go into effect at 1 a.m. Saturday. It will remain in effect until further notice.
The mayor, at his discretion, may impose the winter parking ban if weather conditions permit. And, he may also cancel it according to the weather conditions.
Historically, Novembers with little or no snowfall have been followed by winters with below-average snowfall. Without a late-February snowburst, this past winter would have been stymied around 104 inches. It was still far-removed from the season’s average of 150.8 inches.
Except for three periods of heavy snow, this past winter really didn’t amount to much. In fact, the total snowfall hardly made it over 100 inches.