Flooding, wildfires just another element of 2020
As though a new virus wasn't enough, the year threw some wild weather into the mix
December 31, 2020
WAITSBURG-Keeping with the 'chaos' theme of the year, 2020 offered some extreme weather events.
On Tuesday, February 4, the National Weather Service reported 3.8" of snowfall in the area. On February 5, the snow was washed away by .69" of rainfall, setting a short-lived record. On Friday, February 6, the rainfall record was surpassed once again, with the area receiving .91" in less than 24 hours.
The frozen ground, paired with heavy precipitation and sudden, warm weather, created the perfect conditions for muddy water to break the riverbanks on Lower Hogeye Road, just outside the county l...