Area schools closed for snow day

Published 9:01 am Friday, December 9, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Snow day!
Local school children from the Niles and Brandywine districts, as well as the surrounding communities woke up this morning to find out they were going to get their first snow day of the school year.
Snow started falling in the Michiana area yesterday afternoon and created some harsh conditions.
Young said the major concern for Friday afternoon and evening is the blowing and drifting of the snow.
The good news is the weather should calm down a bit over the next few days.
In the coming week, Young said the temperatures will be well below normal in terms of temperatures, which means the newly accumulated snow shouldn't be melt.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Hoffman, at WNDU Channel 16 is predicting temperatures to be close to normal but slightly colder than normal at times.
Hoffman is also predicting slightly more snow for the Michiana area, with big snow storms from time to time.
Finally there is a possibility of the snow melting off from time to time in warm spells. If storms miss the area then the snowfall won't be as great, but if a weather pattern gets stuck in one pattern most of the winter, then that could change.