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Fog, light snow and cold characterize weather in County

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On Friday morning the trees, grass, street and telephone lines by the Library were all covered in white after the snow and frost on Thursday night.

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On Friday morning the trees, grass, street and telephone lines by the Library were all covered in white after the snow and frost on Thursday night.

The Tribune weather station reported heavy fog in Greeley County on Tuesday and Wednesday for the past week. There was light snow late Wednesday afternoon and continuing through the night. The Tribune station reported 1.2 inches of snow and 0.05 inches of precipitation at their Thursday morning reading. The snow in Tribune did not contain much moisture but there was not much wind during the snowfall and the sun on Thursday melted the snow enough that most of it did not drift. The fog on Tuesday and Wednesday coated the trees and grass in Tribune. The whole landscape was coated in white. The Tribune weather station received 0.05 inches of precipitation for the past week. For the year-to-date the station has received 1.01 inches of precipitation, which is 0.32 inches above the normal of 0.69 inches. The National Weather Service Precipitation maps showed all of Greeley County received from .01 to .10 inches of precipitation for the past seven days with heavier amounts in the northeast and southeast parts of the county. The average wind speed for the past week in Greeley County was 7.3 mph with a high of 30.9 mph on Friday Feb. 8. The high temperatures for the past week dropped from a high of 29º on Monday, Feb. 4, to a high of 15º on Thursday, Feb. 7 and then climbing back to a high of 52º on Saturday, Feb. 9. The low for the week was 0º on Thursday morning and -6º on Friday morning, Feb. 8. The average soil temperatures in Greeley County for the past week were 34º on Feb. 5, 33º on Feb. 6, 32º on Feb 7, 31º on Feb. 8, 9, and 10, and 32º on Feb. 11.
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