Hermann area received its share of a winter mix
By Don Kruse, Editor
Calling it a snowstorm would not have been accurate, not when the words “thundersnow” and “thundersleet” were mentioned to describe last week’s winter storm.
Hermann received its share of a winter mix last Thursday that shut down schools and most of the city, with weather that ranged from snow, sleet and freezing rain, mixed with thunder and lightning. And, yes, there was thundersnow in the local area for a couple hours last Thursday morning.
It’s not often that you hear thunder or see lightning in winter, but this was a rare storm that pummeled the Plains and the Midwest, then moved east and clipped a dozen more states.
Hermann public and parochial schools made the announcement on Wednesday night to cancel school in fear of the storm, and remained closed for two days. Even some local grocery stores closed early last Thursday.
The National Weather Service reported that the Hermann area received 7 inches of snow, with more estimated north of the Missouri River. The storm had been predicted for several days.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)