Carnegie-Stout Public Library will be closing at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, December 20th) due to the ongoing blizzard conditions. We hope that you are all bundled up safe and warm at home!
As you snuggle up with your cocoa, or recover from shoveling the front walk, we've put together a few snow related links to keep you entertained and informed.
First up, Brian in our IT Department captured this time lapse video of the snow falling on Locust St as seen through the windows on the second floor.
If you're wondering about the title of this blog post, the Weather Channel has decided to give names to winter storms this year (just like hurricanes!), and the blizzard that has brought the tri-states to a halt shares a name with a certain Harry Potter character.
Of more practical use, the government has tips for weathering a blizzard safely (http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather). You can check out the latest snowfall totals from the National Weather Service (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=dvn), or play around with interactive snow maps (http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/).
And never fear Dubuquers! Even though the library is closing early, our OverDrive collection is available 24/7 (barring blackouts)!
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