Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Warning = Shipping Delays

Hello to All,
Well, I wish that I had better news for you all today; we are currently under a winter snow warning which unfortunately means our shipping times will be delayed since we can't get out to mail anything and, even worse, we are completely out of sheet metal and can't get out to pick up more! EEK!! Here is the email I got this morning:
Issued at: 4:31 AM CST 1/31/11,
Winter storm warning now in effect until 6 am cst Wednesday.
The winter storm warning is now in effect until 6 am cst wednesday.
Timing: Areas of freezing drizzle along with light snow are expected this
morning. The snow is expected to increase in coverage and intensity this
afternoon through tonight. Snow is then expected to continue through the day on
Snow accumulations: Total snow accumulations around 6 to 9 inches are expected.
Winds: Northeast winds of 5 to 15 mph will increase to 15 to 25 mph tonight and
becoming north at 20 to 30 mph Tuesday. The strong winds will create blowing and
drifting snow and reduced visibilities as well as bitterly cold wind chills. The
strong winds will continue through Wednesday morning.
Impacts: In addition to expected snow accumulations, significant blowing and
drifting snow is expected with this storm with near white-out conditions at
times. Driving conditions will deteriorate this afternoon and will remain
dangerous through Wednesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast
that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous
or impossible.

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Sounds like fun, right? ;) See where it says to only travel in an emergency? Now, usually we kinda disregard that and will vebture out to places close to us....but our 4-wheel drive is broken down and I am NOT gonna risk going anywhere in our truck......heck, that dang thing slides around in rain let alone SNOW lol! We are used to this kind of thing here in Iowa, but alot of our customers around the country (and the globe) are either having good weather or are lucky enough to never have weather like I just want you all to be aware of whats going on here, and why your orders may be arriving a few days later than expected. :(
The only good news? The kiddo is off school......the school says they won't even try to guess if the kids will be in school at ALL this week! So naturally our 13 year old is a pretty darn happy camper right now! I predict she will be bored by this afternoon and texting her fingers to the bone. ;)
Thats it for now, I will update again if things change......for now, Have a Beady Good Day!

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