Mo’ snow: Watertown got a foot

A plow clears some of the foot of snow that fell on much of Jefferson County Wednesday.
A plow clears some of the foot of snow that fell on much of Jefferson County Wednesday.(Source: WWNY)
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019 at 5:48 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - You don’t need us to tell you, but we got a lot of snow Wednesday morning and afternoon.

The City of Watertown saw a foot of snow, as measured by a trained spotter reporting to the National Weather Service.

7 News chief weathercaster John Kubis reports more than a foot of snow fell on parts of the Tug Hill plateau.

In Jefferson County, Wednesday’s snow meant a mix of hard work and play. Matthew Waite started with some plowing.

“It’s just another day in the North Country; get up, plow the snow and make sure the shop’s ready for customers,” Waite said.

But after that - time with his children.

And it’s not just the kids of Jefferson county who are excited about snow days. Teachers are excited too. Watertown teacher AnnElyse Foltz used the day to walk her dog and decorate.

“It’s always a nice surprise to have the extra time off. Of course I like being at school with my kids, but I know the kids love having a snow day,” she said.

The pile of lake effect snow arrived just in time for the Christmas break, prime skiing time at Dry Hill ski area in Watertown.

“It was nice to see, we got anywhere from 8-10 inches here overnight,” said Tim McAtee, Dry Hill’s owner.

“We’re continuing to make snow because the kids start their vacation this coming weekend and we want to make sure we’ve got plenty of snow and plenty of base here for them.”

What’s next? Cold. It will be zero, or close to it, overnight, and there is a wind chill advisory for Lewis County and southeastern St. Lawrence County, where the “feels like” temperature could get down to 25 below zero. The wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 AM Thursday.

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