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After the storm: Fun and work in the Sauk Valley

January 22, 2019

A blanket of snow provided sledders perfect conditions to try out sleds at Sinnissippi Park in Sterling. The snow also made for a busy day for people clearing roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Several sledders and tubers got some hang time as they hit jumps and soared down the hill Saturday. The National Weather Service reported that between 4 and 7 inches of snow fell across the area Friday and Saturday. More wintry weather is on the way Tuesday – a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. A mix of snow and ice is expected, but accumulations should total only about 1 inch. The sleet, however, is expected to make for hazardous road conditions. Temperatures could reach 36 Tuesday, then drop to 23 on Wednesday with some additional snowfall. The snow should stop Thursday with a high of 21, but temperatures could fall to -12 at night. Temperatures will be in the low single-digits on Friday.

– Photos by Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com

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