Snow blankets Middle Peninsula
Snow began falling over much of the area around 5 p.m. Tuesday and continued into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, providing school children in both Gloucester and Mathews a day off, but giving those traveling to work a slippery commute.
The impending winter storm also made for early dismissals for schools in both counties on Tuesday and cancelling many public meetings and community events scheduled for Tuesday night.
Gwynn’s Island weather watcher Deb Buchanan reported 3.5 inches of snow had fallen by Wednesday morning, and said that looked to be pretty average across the area, even though some locations may have received a bit more or a bit less.
According to Buchanan, the wind chill on Wednesday morning was a negative 9 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature at 7 a.m. was recorded at 12 on Gwynn’s Island.
Along with the frigid temperatures and snow came howling winds out of the north and northeast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.