Snowy St. Patrick’s Day

I may not be Irish, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate what it means to be Irish. Of course, this is Wisconsin, so it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without some special weather. The following is from the WKOW-TV (ABC affiliate in Madison) weather Web site (and it is copyrighted; I just want to make sure that they know I recognize the source):

It’s Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wisconsin is usually hit with one nice snow storm in March, which is what we’re seeing now! A band of snow will continue to drift northward across southern Wisconsin through the evening, with generally three to five inches expected through Friday morning. (heaviest north of Dane County.) So if you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this evening, be aware that you will likely encounter slick spots out on the roadways.

**A SNOW ADVISORY is in effect for Iowa and Dane Counties from 6 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Friday and for Columbia, Sauk, Marquette and Green Lake Counties from midnight until noon Friday for 4 to 5 inches of snow. Juneau and Adams Counties are under a WINTER STORM WARNING from 3 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday for total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches.**

That’s right, we’re getting snow here in Wisconsin. Technically, it’s still winter for four days. So more snow is likely, such as on Saturday when a snow-rain mix is predicted with a high temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit.