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Freezing rain starting around daybreak here, then going to all rain by afternoon. As much as I hate to use sand/salt mix I've got a load on the big truck right now, just in case the gravel drives need it. We'll have to salt with the tailgate hopper until I get the sand off the big one. We'll see how it goes in the morning, the alarm is set for 3:00 AM, maybe it will be a bit more definate by then.
Been snowing on and off all day here in northeast Washington. It's 11:00 pm and still snowing. Should be in bed, the guy I sub for will probably be calling in a couple of hours. Debating putting some coffee on and staying up. Or trying to catch a couple hours shut eye.
Well, the freezing rain that was supposed to arrive here by daybreak came in late. By then it had warmed up enough that it barely froze at all. Scattered blotches of ice on the vehicles, none that I could see on the pavement. I had taken on 3 tons of mix yesterday for use on the gravel lots we do, ended up using a few hundredweight of it on a couple places that had a little snowpack from last week. They were icing a little on top of what snow there was (not even enough to hide the bigger stones) one is the back lot at the diner, the other belongs to a classic whiner, and I thought it was worth wasting a little mix on them to keep things going smoothly. Other than that sat here all day and watched it rain. Nothing worth losing sleep over for this week, from the forecasts, so maybe winter is NOT really here yet.