Winter Arrives


The year 2017 saw winter weather hold off for a bit, but the latter part of December saw snow and cold strike. Wednesday is the first day the mercury is expected to climb into the positive double digits with a predicted high of 10 degrees. Shown here, a plow travels down U.S. 52 heading south through Calmar Thursday. Photo by Michael Hohenbrink

If you like winter, the recent weather might make you happy.

If you’re not a fan of cold and snow, though, winter’s arrival, both on the calendar and with the falling mercury and precipitation might not be up your alley.

Snow arrived regionally just in time for Christmas with .3 inches in nearby Clayton County recorded. That wasn’t quite enough to qualify officially as a “White Christmas” as noted by the National Weather Service office in La Crosse, Wis. It takes one inch falling on Christmas Day or on the ground.

Read more in January 2 edition of the Calmar Courier.