The blizzard of 2017 has arrived ... Luckily, people had a great day yesterday to prepare. We start the day with a mix of heavy wet rain/snow changing to all snow. I live on a main street. Outside I hear the sounds of sirens, plow trucks and salt spreaders. There are very few cars out, mostly buses and emergency vehicles. It's a good day to stay home and catch up on things.
President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill creating
what we now call the National Weather Service.