Fredericton and Southern York County
8:53 PM ADT Saturday 29 October 2011
Snowfall warning for
Fredericton and Southern York County continued
Up to 20 cm of snow expected tonight and Sunday.
This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
There is a snowfall warning here in Fredericton giving a possibility of 20 cm of snow for tomorrow. It has been the topic of most of the Facebook updates from people in the area. The primary tone is generally that it isn’t even Halloween yet, we aren’t supposed to be having snow yet! If it were a school night kids would be putting on their jammies inside-out tonight and making tentative plans for sleeping in.
One of the problems with a snowfall of any amount at this time of year is that people never manage to adjust their driving from summer to winter driving at that first storm. Along with that people will not have changed to their snow tires which means traction will be reduced. If there is snow, there will be kids out playing in the snow, and there will be car accidents, mostly minor ones, on the roads. You would think that we would be better at this considering it happens every year.
It is a bit like the coming of the Kingdom of God. We don’t have any way of knowing when it will come, although there have been many predictions, and many people won’t be prepared. The difference is that not being prepared in this case, though, is that those who aren’t ready won’t have a second chance. The time to get those “snow tires” on is now.