This is getting annoying. It appears we have a couple of inches on the ground and it's still coming down, although not heavily. At least it's melting off the streets and sidewalks. Once again, it's worse east of here. Schools are closing early.
The Sioux Falls area appears to be getting it pretty good, which gets the media all excited and makes me glad I have the day off. We dispatch the Highway Patrol for Sioux Falls, and any snow/sleet/heavy frost/newspaper-sized patch of ice there sends vehicles careening into the ditch and/or other vehicles. Sioux Falls is unique in this regard. We handle a fair chunk of the state in addition to Sioux falls, and it can be storming like a scene from Dr. Zhivago everywhere else, but if Sioux Falls isn't getting it, we don't get much more action.