Snow blankets Middle Peninsula

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Jan 22, 2014 - 02:23 PM
Photo: Nothing says that animals can’t enjoy the snow, too. At left, Sarah Healy of Belroi took this photo of her mini Goldendoodle, Dolly, with her nose covered in snow after chasing after a ball. At right, Therese Creel of North captured this cardinal taking a rest from the snow among the bare branches.

Nothing says that animals can’t enjoy the snow, too. At left, Sarah Healy of Belroi took this photo of her mini Goldendoodle, Dolly, with her nose covered in snow after chasing after a ball. At right, Therese Creel of North captured this cardinal taking a rest from the snow among the bare branches.

Photo: David and Harley Miller shovel the sidewalk along Gloucester’s Main Street on Wednesday morning. Photo by Charlie Koenig

David and Harley Miller shovel the sidewalk along Gloucester’s Main Street on Wednesday morning. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Another punch of cold weather engulfed the region Tuesday evening, this time bringing with it over three inches of snow in Gloucester and Mathews counties.
 
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.