Titan brings little snow, but plenty of cold to NEJC

Jay Senter - March 3, 2014 6:00 am
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Clearing the waiting areas at the E. Allen Roth Transit Center on Johnson Drive was frosty work Sunday.

That foot of snow some of the local forecasters had been predicting from winter storm Titan earlier this week?

It never materialized.

But what the remnants of the Pacific storm that pelted the coast of California several days ago did bring with it was bitter cold that is expected to linger in the area for another day before giving way to gradually more springlike weather over the course of the week.

All told, most of northeast Johnson County received between two and three inches of total snow accumulation. And while the area saw some of the nasty sleet and ice that had been predicted to accompany the storm, it wasn’t sufficient to cause major issues on the roads. In fact, the timing of the storm on the weekend and the ample warning appear to keep the roads largely clear of traffic, making for a relatively easy – albeit bone chilling — task for public works crews to clear the streets.

Though the roads were largely clear by Sunday night, predicted windchills of around -15 Monday morning surely factored into local schools’ decisions to cancel classes Monday, leaving many parents searching for childcare.

Zeke, Anna and little Jed (as I have decided to name the pioneers portrayed in sculpture at Prairie Park) endured harsh conditions Saturday night and Sunday.
Zeke, Anna and little Jed (as I have decided to name the pioneers portrayed in the sculpture at Prairie Park) endured harsh conditions Saturday night and Sunday.

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